A large, tiny or malformed nose can have a significant impact on your appearance. For many, a malformed nose can be a serious problem that affects self-esteem. Nose-correction surgery, technically known as rhinoplasty, can shape and sculpt bone, cartilage and soft tissue in order to achieve more-balanced facial features.

Nose-correction surgery was the second-most-popular surgical procedure performed in 2014, behind only breast augmentation. It is one of the more common cosmetic procedures performed on teens.

Across the country, more than 217,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed in 2014; about 14% of these were on teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19. The 2015 numbers appear likely to show a continuation of that trend.

Consult with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jen Chow to determine which nose-correction surgery options may be best for you or your teen.

Dr. Chow can perform a number of rhinoplasty techniques, including the open and closed techniques. He is also a specialist in Asian rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, and more traditional rhinoplasty. Contact us at our office in Arcadia to schedule a consultation.