Rhinoplasty is the most popular procedure available to address aesthetic concerns with the nose. In some cases, a rhinoplasty may be performed to correct functional issues with the nose, such as difficulty breathing. This procedure is not recommended for patients who have not reached full facial maturity, commonly around 15-17 years of age. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for rhinoplasty is to schedule a consultation to be assessed by your potential surgeon. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Youngest Age for Rhinoplasty
Aesthetic rhinoplasty should only be performed for patients that have reached full facial maturity; when the nose has stopped growing and changing. For females, this is typically around the age of 15 or 16, and for males around 17 or 18. If rhinoplasty is performed before the face is fully matured, the results may not be proportionate as the patient ages. Surgery at this minimum of an age will also help ensure the patient mentally, physically, and emotionally mature enough to make sound decisions and handle the surgical and recovery process. The patient will also need to be in good health to undergo surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon will help assess whether you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty.
Exceptions for Young Rhinoplasty
There may be exceptions for patients to undergo rhinoplasty at a young age if they have severe functional issues with the nose, have suffered an injury or have a birth defect that requires surgery.
Oldest Age for Rhinoplasty
There is no age limit for rhinoplasty once the face has reached full maturity. The patient will need to be in good mental and physical health to undergo surgery, with conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes making some patients ineligible.
The Best Age for a Nose Job
The best time for you to undergo a nose job is when you feel prepared enough to undergo surgery, are in good physical health, and are able to take some time off work for recovery. The most common age for rhinoplasty is between 20-50 years old. If you’re unsure if you’re a candidate for rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with your provider to discuss your goals and start working on a personalized surgical plan. Your surgeon will be able to give you an estimate of your recovery time, your costs and a walkthrough of your entire procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
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