Cosmetic Surgery: Age Restrictions for Rhinoplasty?
by Dr. Howland on October 23, 2019
In today’s world, aesthetic appearances are very important. Everyone has features that they wish to improve upon. To do so, many people start to seek out cosmetic procedures. One such procedure is a Rhinoplasty.
Known in general terms as a “nose job,” Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed every year. Some individuals do not like the appearance or shape of their noses. Rhinoplasty allows them to change this.
The nose is comprised of several physical structures including soft tissue like cartilage and more solid material like bone and skin covering. Rhinoplasty can be performed to reconstruct the appearance of one or all of these structures.
Reasons Why This Surgery Is Performed
Patients who wish for improvement in the look of their nose opt for this procedure. That said, the surgery is not always performed merely for cosmetic reasons. Under certain circumstances, Rhinoplasty is used to correct nasal deformities that might have developed through injury or genetically. Often, it is used to improve the functionality of the nose to help patients breathe better.
Associated Risk Factors
When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, this surgery is completed without complication. Keep in mind that, like any surgery, Rhinoplasty does come with certain risks. These issues include the potential for increased bleeding from the nose, infection, lingering pain or numbness in the nose or nasal cavity, and possible scarring.
Potential Age Restrictions
Before getting this surgery the nose needs to be fully formed. Due to this, most girls can start considering this surgery at age 15 or 16. Whereas boys typically need to wait until they are 17 or 18.
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