Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed to correct a number of nasal concerns, both medical and cosmetic in nature. Today, men, women and even teens are lining up for rhinoplasty for myriad reasons. Some teens want to escape bullying, others want the nose they’ve always dreamed of, and others just want to breathe more easily. Whatever the motivation for your rhinoplasty, you might be wondering if you’re at a good age for this procedure — if there even is such a thing.
Nose Jobs for Teens?
High school bullying seems to have reached a new high in recent years, with social media helping to broaden the attack. Many teens who are teased for the way their noses look turn to rhinoplasty surgery for the answers. Of course, teens are still fairly young, so your facial plastic surgeon might exercise more caution when considering him or her as a rhinoplasty patient.
Teens being considered for rhinoplasty should have completed most of their growth beforehand, as premature changes to a nose that is too young can have disastrous consequences. They should also be highly motivated for their surgery, whether it stems from a fear of bullying or a positive desire to change their appearance. The facial plastic surgeon will play close attention to the teen’s answers to his or her questions, attitude about rhinoplasty, and the teen’s facial structure and proportions.
A Surgery for Younger Patients
Rhinoplasty attracts a much younger group of clients than other procedures. Although there is no age cutoff for the surgery, it seems that younger people are eager to address the problems they have with their noses as soon as possible. One key factor that makes young, teenage patients ready for rhinoplasty is their emotional maturity level. Changing one’s appearance can often require an emotional adjustment period, which can get serious and should be treated as such. This possible side effect is one of the main reasons that facial plastic surgeons proceed with caution when confronted by a young person.
If you’re not a teen, don’t sweat it. There’s no perfect age for a rhinoplasty procedure and there’s no maximum age either. With only a line in the sand for those patients who are considered “too young” or “too immature” to manage the extensive changes of rhinoplasty, it’s really open to just about anyone who wants to improve the appearance of his or her nose.
Unlike the facial rejuvenation surgeries that reverse aging signs and other damage, rhinoplasty procedure don’t deal with these factors at all. In fact, rhinoplasty results are considered to be long-term, and most often last a lifetime. The nose doesn’t change very much once we are considered fully grown, so making changes any time after this stage of development will mostly stay exactly the same. The effects of aging also tend to affect other areas of the face and not the nose. Once you have altered the structure and appearance of your nose through surgical means, you’re going to have that nose forever. Or at least until you decide to change it again through a revision rhinoplasty.
Find Your ‘Perfect Age’ for Your Rhinoplasty
To learn more about how rhinoplasty surgery could benefit you, no matter what your age may be, consult with a recognized expert in facial plastic surgeryand guarantee your best results.Dr. Andrew Frankel is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat). He is exceptionally well trained in the field of nasal surgery and has been recognized for his original research. Schedule your appointment today with a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon to guarantee your best rhinoplasty results. Contact Dr. Frankel’s office, located at 201 Lasky Drive in Beverly Hills, California, by calling (310) 552-2173.