Plastic surgery is not usually performed on people under the age of 18. However, there are some procedures or cases, where cosmetic surgery is warranted. Among the most common surgeries for teenagers is rhinoplasty. Sometimes it is performed for reconstructive or medical reasons, and other times it is purely cosmetic. Let’s look deeper at the question, “Can a teenager get a nose job?”
If a teenager is over the age of fifteen or sixteen, or their nose has fully stopped growing and matured, they may be a candidate for a nose job. The procedure is considered permanent and can alter the shape of the nose to better match the patient’s goals. Often, it removes an unwanted hump or bump and may correct a deviated septum.
Many athletes also undergo rhinoplasty after suffering a broken nose or other nose injuries. This can leave the nose crooked, cause breathing problems, and mental distress. Other forms of trauma may also warrant nose surgery. This is the reconstructive purpose of a teenage rhinoplasty.
Finally, just like adults, some teenagers may benefit from correcting a deviated septum. Whether purely cosmetic or addressing other concerns, it may be possible for a teenager to undergo a nose job. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.