Dr. Ritchie A.L. Younger
MD, FRCSC – Vancouver, BC
Dr. Ritchie Younger is a leading facial plastic surgeon in Canada. Dr. Younger uses his keen eye for beauty and proportion, fine-tuned surgical skills, and sound judgment to perform procedures that enhance what is already there. He has more than 30 years of experience and thousands of delighted, satisfied patients. His approach achieves a more refined, balanced, and natural-looking appearance.
About Dr. Ritchie A.L. Younger
Dr. Younger is renowned in his field for his excellence in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as his high ethical standards. He has achieved several feats, including the development of several surgical proprietary techniques. Dr. Younger started his training in medicine at the University of Alberta Medical School, where he graduated first in his class. After that, he finished an internship at Calgary’s Holy Cross Hospital and general surgical training in Edmonton. Dr. Younger then completed his residency in head and neck surgery at UBC, his training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Switzerland, and his facial cosmetic surgery residency as a clinical teacher at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Young currently manages his practice, the Younger Facial Surgery Centre, in Vancouver. He works closely with his patients to comprehend their needs and goals so that he may advise them accordingly. He takes pride in open, truthful communication with his patients, and ensures that all patients make educated choices about their needs by establishing realistic expectations. Dr. Younger sees patients from northern British Columbia, various Canadian provinces, and to some extent from abroad. Through his special virtual pre-consultation service, patients can utilize it to discuss future operations.
- Medical Degree – University of Alberta Medical School
- General Surgery Training – Edmonton, AB
- Head & Neck Surgery Residency – University of British Columbia
- Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialty – Switzerland
- Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship – University of Illinois (Chicago)
Memberships & Organizations
- Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Dr. Younger’s expertise and recognition has made him a high-demand lecturer at prominent industry conferences where he shares the techniques he’s developed and perfected. He frequently gives lectures and leads courses throughout North America on facial plastic and cosmetic surgery topics. Additionally, he has held positions as Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Board Examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Younger’s career is further rounded out by his many journal papers, book chapters, and speeches at medical meetings.
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Younger Facial Surgery Centre105 - 2025 W Broadway Vancouver BC V6J 1Z6
Grateful and thankful
I had my surgery with Dr. Younger in Jan 2021. I had serious breathing problems prior to it due to a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates. It really affected by quality of life for at least five years prior. I would get tired easily and not want to go out to social events. The surgery went very well and my recovery is going well now also. I had very little pain post-op and my breathing is already leaps and bounds better than before the surgery. Asides from the breathing problems before, I had inflammation and throbbing around the sides of my nose prior to the surgery and that was completely gone the day after the operation. I am so grateful and thankful for this surgeon and looking forward to my new life with oxygen.
I went to Dr. Younger to fix my breathing and reshape my nose. I can honestly say that this was the best experience I could have had for my first surgery. He is very personable and kind and is always willing to answer any of your questions. His staff are also very lovely. I would highly recommend him as a both surgical and non-surgical treatments! Thanks again Dr. Younger!
Highly recommended. Got a nose job, very pleased with my new breathing and the new look!. He is also a cool guy!
Most amazing surgeon I have ever met!!
Most amazing surgeon I have ever met!!
Dr. Younger performed a septo/rhino and I couldn’t be happier. Dr. Younger understood exactly what I was looking for. What I appreciated the most was Dr. Younger taking the time to actually listen to all my concerns. Apart from his talent, Dr. Younger never fails at telling a good joke and putting a smile on your face. Thank you Dr. Younger and Heidi you made this entire experience seamless!