Dr. Younger

Dr. Younger

Leading Vancouver Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ritchie Younger — Facial Plastic Surgeon in Vancouver

Nestled in the heart of Vancouver, the Younger Facial Surgery Centre is not just a clinic; it’s a destination where artistry meets precision under the watchful eye of Dr. Ritchie Younger. With a tapestry of over 30 years woven with precision, innovation and artistry, he redefines the contours of facial plastic surgery.

As a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Younger’s reputation has soared beyond borders, becoming the chosen artisan for those seeking excellence in rhinoplasty. His balanced eye and meticulous technique have compelled clients to journey from afar, trusting him to reshape their profiles and lives.

Philosophy of Care

His philosophy—rooted in honesty and the pursuit of natural beauty—has sculpted a legacy that transcends the ordinary, making him one of Vancouver’s most esteemed facial plastic surgeons.

The essence of Dr. Younger’s practice is a patient-first approach. He considers the unique canvas of each individual’s features, ensuring that every procedure is tailored to the patient’s intrinsic beauty. Dr. Younger’s philosophy is not about altering your identity but enhancing the harmony of your natural features.

Ethical Approach and World Recognition

His ethical approach is underscored by a global recognition that sets him apart. Dr. Younger’s rhinoplasty is not just surgery; it’s a form of international dialogue, with each nose a testament to his balanced perspective. He has refined the faces of people from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that the result is harmonious with the individual’s ethnic and cultural identity.

In an era where the aesthetics industry is often criticized for excess, Dr. Younger’s ethical compass points steadfastly towards restraint and prudence. He staunchly advocates against unnecessary interventions, upholding the principle that surgery is not always the answer. His integrity manifests in his advice—one out of three patients is recommended a facelift, while the remainder find solace in less invasive, yet effective, alternatives. This conscientious approach is the bedrock of trust between Dr. Younger and those who seek his expertise.

Innovations and Contributions

The surgical methods pioneered by Dr. Younger are a testament to his role as an innovator. His techniques are a service to his patients and contributions that have rippled through the community of plastic surgeons. As a luminary at industry conferences, he illuminates the path for others, sharing his insights and experience with peers. Dr. Younger’s prolific publications are not merely academic accomplishments but beacons of knowledge that elevate the entire field.

Dr. Younger talks about board qualifications and choosing a surgeon with the right certification

Educational Foundation and Distinguished Credentials

Dr. Younger’s educational journey is as extensive as it is impressive. With board certifications that span the comprehensive spectrum of his specialty, he epitomizes the ethos of an eternal student—ever-evolving, always learning. His international fellowship training underpins a global perspective on aesthetic beauty, allowing him to blend cultural aesthetics with timeless techniques.

Dr. Ritchie Younger’s academic and professional credentials are a tapestry of rigorous training and comprehensive certification. A distinguished alumnus of the University of Alberta’s Medical School, Dr. Younger graduated with first-class standing in 1979, signaling the outset of a stellar career. His postgraduate journey commenced with an internship at Calgary’s Holy Cross Hospital, general surgery training in Edmonton. It culminated in a head and neck surgery residency at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Younger’s expertise was further broadened overseas, where he completed his specialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Switzerland. Upon returning to North America, he honed his skills at the University of Illinois in Chicago as a clinical instructor in Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

His academic prowess matches his success in board examinations across North America, achieving certifications in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. For 15 years, Dr. Younger shaped the future of facial plastic surgery as the Director at the University of British Columbia. He continues to impart his knowledge and expertise as a Clinical Professor of Surgery, being the only facial plastic surgeon in Vancouver to hold such a position.

These certifications—by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada—are not merely credentials; they are reflections of Dr. Younger’s lifelong dedication to the highest standards of surgical excellence.

Global Outreach

Understanding the global nature of beauty and the logistical challenges that come with it, Dr. Younger’s practice offers virtual pre-consultations. This service bridges distances, making his expertise accessible to those beyond the geographical confines of Vancouver. It reflects a modern, inclusive approach that welcomes a global clientele.

Innovations and Contributions

New surgical methods are born from experience and a forward-thinking mindset at the Younger Facial Surgery Center. Dr. Younger’s contributions to facial plastic surgery extend beyond his practice; they are shared with the global medical community, fostering a legacy of continual improvement and excellence.

His vision for facial plastic surgery is of global impact and personal touch. His work is more than a procedure; it is a partnership with patients from diverse backgrounds, each seeking the artistic touch that has made Dr. Younger synonymous with trust and transformation. The future at the Younger Facial Surgery Centre is one of continued innovation, heartfelt care and a commitment to bringing inner beauty to the surface.

Patient Experiences and Testimonials

The stories that emanate from Dr. Younger’s care are as diverse as the individuals he treats. Dr. Younger’s work profoundly impacts lives, from the career professional seeking a refreshed visage to face the competitive corporate world to the parent wanting to reclaim a sense of self post-parenthood. Testimonials of his artistry are not just about the visible changes but the invisible yet palpable boost in confidence and self-esteem.

Dr. Younger’s touchpoints with clients go far beyond the surgical. Each interaction is an opportunity to build a relationship and to understand the person behind the patient. The centre’s ethos is continuous engagement, where follow-up and patient care are services and commitments to the individual’s journey toward self-enhancement.

Dr. Younger talks about board certification and how a surgeon becomes board certified

“Thank you, Thank you, thank you. You are truly a gifted surgeon, and I’m forever grateful for your excellent job fixing my nose!! For me, the operation on my nose was to quell the self-conscious feelings I had because I felt so unhappy with my original nose. Your work exceeded my expectations. You absolutely deserve every penny that the operation costs and more. Thank you again!”

“Your warmth and tenderness came through since our very first interaction and made the whole surgical process and decision to proceed so easy.”

Book Your Consultation with Dr. Younger

With each passing year, Dr. Younger’s dedication to the art of facial plastic surgery only grows stronger. He continues sculpting not just faces but the future of aesthetic medicine through his unwavering commitment to excellence. Book your consultation today!

Book a consultation with Dr. Younger

As Vancouver’s leading facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Younger has been expertly helping thousands of happy patients look their best. Book a consultation to see what he can do for you.

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