Dr. Younger

Leading Vancouver Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ritchie Younger — Facial Plastic Surgeon in Vancouver

Skill, integrity, and honesty

Dr. Ritchie A. L. Younger is one of the leading facial plastic surgeons in Canada. He is well known for his high ethical standards and professional skills in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Younger’s expertise and accomplishments include several surgical proprietary methods that he pioneered himself. This has made him an in-demand lecturer at prominent industry conferences where he shares the techniques he’s invented and honed.

Dr. Younger also has a discriminating eye for beauty and proportions. From rhinoplasty to facelifts and cancer reconstructions, Dr. Younger uses his refined surgical skill and sound judgment to perform operations that enhance what’s already there. The result is a more refined and balanced yet natural appearance and thousands of happy, satisfied patients.


At the Younger Facial Surgery Centre, we never perform procedures that we feel are unnecessary. As an example, only one out of three patients is a candidate for a facelift, while the others are advised to wait and are given very effective nonsurgical alternatives. Dr. Younger works closely with patients to understand their needs and goals, and advises accordingly. He always performs a thorough assessment of your mental and physical readiness for facial surgery.


As a surgeon, Dr. Younger takes pride in up-front, open honest patient communications. He doesn’t over promise or oversell; Dr. Younger speaks frankly with everyone who walks through the clinic doors. Because he sets realistic expectations, patients can make informed decisions about their surgery needs.

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

Dr. Younger’s Education and Industry Credentials

Dr. Younger graduated from the University of Alberta’s Medical School with 1st class standing in 1979. He then interned at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary and did his general surgery training in Edmonton, followed by a head and neck surgery residency in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia.

He completed his Canadian facial plastic and reconstructive surgery specialty training in Switzerland, followed by fellowship training as a clinical instructor in Facial Cosmetic Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Dr. Younger has successfully completed the Canadian Board exams in head and neck surgery, the American Board exams in both head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. He served as a Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia for 15 years. Currently, Dr. Younger is the only facial plastic surgeon in Vancouver who also is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia.

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

Dr. Younger as an Academic and Educator

Dr. Younger is a frequent lecturer and course instructor throughout North America on facial plastic and cosmetic surgery topics and has served not only as Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery but also as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Numerous scientific journal publications, book chapters, and medical meeting presentations round out his academic career, serving as a basis for honesty and integrity while assessing potential patients for facial plastic surgery through the Younger Facial Surgery Centre.

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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