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Teen Rhinoplasty Orange County

Create overall facial harmony with a teen rhinoplasty.

The most commonly requested facial plastic surgery by teenagers is the rhinoplasty procedure. As the nose is the focal point of the face, many teenagers feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their own nose. They feel that a nose job will help them improve their own self-confidence, which is important to do during these very difficult years.

As one of the leading facial plastic surgeons in Orange County, Dr. Kevin Sadati is happy to accommodate teenagers and their parents at his Newport Beach practice, but there are several things these patients need to keep in mind. Dr. Kevin Sadati feels it is essential to have both parents and the teenagers on board for this procedure, and the first step is to set up a consultation for everyone to discuss the goals for the surgery. It is important to know that it is safest to go with a certified facial plastic surgeon that is an expert in the field so there are far fewer risks involved.

Dr. Sadati feels that a nose job during the teen years may be beneficial for several reasons. Because of the age and condition of their skin, some of the benefits of a nose job in the teen years are:

  • Faster recovery times
  • More flexible skin
  • Natural looking results
  • Effective restructuring and reshaping
  • Relief from social pressure

Because each person develops differently, and each patient is unique, we suggest setting up a consultation before any major decisions are made. Both corrective and elective procedures are big decisions and should always be made with the cooperation and consent of the patient’s parents.

Who is a Candidate for Teen Rhinoplasty?

For patients in this age group, there are some key restrictions that must be met. Most importantly, patients under the age of 18 must have the written permission and consent from either their parents or their legal guardians to undergo this procedure. There are also minimum age requirements to perform this procedure. Girls must be between the ages of 15 and 16, and boys must be between the ages of 17 and 18 before a rhinoplasty procedure may be performed. This is because the human nose has not fully formed and developed until this point, and it is dangerous to have a rhinoplasty before the nose is done growing as the surgery could cause significant structural issues. Dr. Sadati will determine if a patient’s nose is completely developed and mature during the initial consultation appointment.  Some teenagers are good candidate for septorhinoplasty to correct nasal obstruction as well as cosmetic issues of the nose.

Although some parents might be apprehensive to allow their young adult child to undergo a major facial plastic surgery, it is important for parents to note that this is actually an optimal time to have this surgery. Teenagers are more resilient and will not have as difficult of a time with the recovery as an older adult patient might have after this same surgery. In addition, their skin has more flexibility and elasticity, allowing the plastic surgeon to achieve better results than they could do on an older patient. Teen patients and their parents should take the time to set up a consultation appointment to learn more about this surgery and its benefits; it could be exactly what your teen needs to get that head start in life!


What to Expect During Your Teen Rhinoplasty Recovery

The downtime following a nose job varies depending on how much work is done and what rhinoplasty techniques are performed. For example, if osteotomies are performed (breaking nasal bone), longer swelling and bruising is expected. Septorhinoplasty and Revision rhinoplasties require longer recovery time. Usual downtime with a nose job is about one week. Most people return to work or school after one week. People with jobs requiring heavy lifting are encouraged to take at least 10 days off work.

Surgical Procedures Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist average number of procedure performed per year Dr. Kevin Sadati’s average number of procedures performed per year
Face Lift 7.0 220
Neck Lift 2.0 165
Rhinoplasty 8.1 52
Eyelid Surgery 9.2 102

Your Private Consultation

During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Sadati. You will also go over your medical history and any questions that you may have. Dr. Sadati, a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach area, takes a personalized approach when it comes to rhinoplasty surgery. He will create a customized procedure plan for you to ensure that your aesthetic goals are met.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can Teen Rhinoplasty Achieve?

Many unattractive features of the nose can be improved by rhinoplasty, also known as nose job surgery. This procedure can reduce the width, hump, length, or tip of a nose making it narrower, straighter, shorter, and cuter.  Rhinoplasty is indicated for men and women who are sixteen years of age, or older. Many teens choose to fix their nose prior to attending college.

What are the Benefits of Teenage Rhinoplasty?

While one obvious benefit is helping a teen to improve their self-confidence, there are other benefits to having this surgery done during the younger years. For one, the skin is more malleable and can be stretched easier. This allows the surgeon to better craft a new nose, and also helps teens experience a quicker recovery time than older patients. It is easier for a young adult to undergo surgery than an older person, and the results will still last a long time.

Are There Age Limitations for Teen Rhinoplasty?

It is important that both teens and their parents sit down to have a free consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati before deciding to have this procedure done. Dr. Sadati feels it is extremely important to wait until a person’s nose has reached its mature adult size before operating on it. This is because when the operation is done too early, the nose can continue to grow, and results could be skewed over time.

The ideal age for girls to have this procedure done is when they are at least 15 or 16 years old. Boys should wait until they are closer to 17 years old. The surgeon will determine if the patient’s nose has reached its adult size during the consultation.

I have a crooked nose. What are my options to correct this problem?

A crooked nose is caused by trauma or is due to congenital deformities. In order to fix a crooked nose, an expert rhinoplasty surgeon must initially identify the cause of it. The following anatomical structures are contributing factors causing the nose to appear crooked: nasal bone, nasal septum, and nasal tip.

An open septorhinoplasty is the most effective technique to correct a crooked nose. Using this approach can straighten the crooked nose as well as improve breathing problems. In many cases, a portion of the procedure may be covered by insurance.

Dr. Kevin Sadati


Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.



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