Rhinoplasty is a procedure whose results are essentially permanent. If you have a successful rhinoplasty, you will not need another one to address the same cosmetic problems. Your nose may continue to change shape as a normal part of the aging process, but it will not revert to its old shape. In general, then, having a rhinoplasty performed at a young age makes sense, since it will give you the most time to enjoy the results. But there are a few things to consider to determine what is the ideal age for your rhinoplasty.
What age can you have rhinoplasty
The first issue is maturity. You cannot have a rhinoplasty until your nose has reached full maturity. This means that your nose should have largely finished growing. In general, this is about age 15 for girls and 16 for boys, but it can vary from individual to individual. Make sure you talk to your doctor about whether your nose has finished growing before seeking out a rhinoplasty.
For minors, of course, parental consent is required for a rhinoplasty. If your parents do not consent, you will have to wait at least until you are age 18 to have your rhinoplasty.
Finally, it’s not a bad idea to check your emotional, intellectual, and financial maturity prior to getting a rhinoplasty. Make sure you are looking for a rhinoplasty for you, and not to impress or get back at anyone. (This is actually not a question of age–it’s something everyone should ask.) Next, make sure you are prepared to take the time to understand the procedure, its possible complications, and your role in getting the best results possible. If you’re not prepared to do your part, it may not be the right time for your rhinoplasty. And when it comes to plastic surgery, it’s good to make sure you can afford it before you have the procedure. Realistically, evaluate your budget before agreeing to the procedure.
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