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What is the Ideal Age for a Rhinoplasty?

If you are unhappy with your nose, you may consider having a rhinoplasty done. A rhinoplasty can change the nose size, the nose width and even the position of the nostrils. This can leave you with a nose you love. If you are considering having this procedure done, you may wonder what the ideal age to have it done at would be. Here is some information you should know.

It is not recommended that a rhinoplasty be done on teenage girls under the age of 15 and teenage boys under the age of 16. This is because the nose has not completely grown for females until the age of 15 or 16 and for males until the age of 16 or 17. As such, a rhinoplasty may be done and the nose may continue to grow afterwards, which can alter the desired look for the individual.

If you are not a teenager, there really is no ideal age for a rhinoplasty. As long as you are a healthy adult and can undergo sedation with no complications, this procedure can be done at any age. Generally speaking, the younger you are, the quicker you heal. So you may want to consider having this procedure done in your 20s, rather than your 50s. However, with that said, many people undergo this procedure for health and aesthetic reasons yearly, from all age groups.

If you are thinking about having a rhinoplasty done, consult with a plastic surgeon. They can help tell you if you are candidate for this procedure and if the results you are after can be achieved using this technique or not.

If you have any questions and are looking to speak with a rhinoplasty surgeon, contact the team at Boston Rhinoplasty today for an expert consultation! 

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