What Is the Age Minimum for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

What Is the Age Minimum for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

·       As we age, our nose changes in shape and size, categorized as aging-caused effects that require rhinoplasty to correct the nasal profile.

·       For a younger patient, the reason for rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose to match the face better. In contrast, an older patient requires rhinoplasty to reduce the signs of aging to achieve a more youthful appearance.

·       One must wait until they finish growing, as the nose changes in shape and size with age. For girls, this is typically around 15-60, whereas a boy should wait until they are above 17.

·       Some other parameters should be considered for teens when performing a rhinoplasty because some may have genetic deformities or require the procedure to correct accidental injuries.

Rhinoplasty surgery or a nose job is a plastic cosmetic surgery that can alter the shape and size of your nose, either caused by birth defects, injuries, or aging. For example, rhinoplasty in teen patients is performed to correct imperfections that have resulted from genetics or as a result of sustaining a sports or non-sports-related injury. And on the other hand, rhinoplasty in older patients is primarily performed to address the aging-related effects, such as a droopy nose, heavier, glandular, and vascular nasal skin, and a nose larger in proportion to the rest of a person's face.

Dr. Karishma Kagodu, MS, M CH., a board-certified plastic surgeon, head of DR. Karishma Aesthetics, Bangalore, India, noted that delaying a nose job or nose reshaping surgery is the right decision until you achieve the maturity status or your nose has fully formed and is no longer growing. For girls, this is typically around 15-16; for boys, waiting until 17 is generally advisable.

Age minimum for Rhinoplasty/ Nose job:

An introductory consultation is a must to know your candidacy to go under the knife. There is no set age that is the right age for rhinoplasty, as every individual is different, with a different set of goals and realistic expectations. A nose job is performed to bring your nose into an aesthetic position that best matches your facial profile and gives you some incredible and transformative results. However, knowing the right age for your case requires in-person consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon.

Rhinoplasty surgery is exceptionally sophisticated and challenging, as even a millimeter difference can impact the outcomes. In addition, performing rhinoplasty for teen patients is entirely different from surgery for older patients.

Dr. Karishma's ultimate goal in rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose to look natural and create an aesthetic balance with the other facial features to improve overall harmony.

The ideal timeframe in which you should schedule your rhinoplasty surgery ranges between the ages of 18 and 40. But, it doesn't mean that a patient under the age of 18 is disqualified for surgery. Even teen patients between 15-17 can go for a nose job if they have birth defects or functional deformities, such as deviated septum. In addition, teenagers, young adults, middle-aged adults, and the elderly can receive rhinoplasty surgery if they look to correct imperfections and functional deformities instead of having unrealistic goals or perfection in how their nose looks.

However, a teen needs the most emotional support from friends and family for such a life-changing procedure. In addition, the results from rhinoplasty can significantly influence your personality and facial appearance and correct the breathing issues caused by a deviated septum.

Some important factors that need to be considered while undergoing rhinoplasty surgery for teen patients are:

1.    Teen patients need to be prepared for the healing process, which requires wearing a splint typically for 1-2 weeks post-op. Bruising and swelling around the nose and underneath the eyes typically last for a few weeks.

2.    Patience is required to see the final results, as they may vary from patient to patient based on their anatomical and physiological profile, problem status, and realistic goals.

3.    Rhinoplasty for teen patients is performed to correct functional issues and imperfections, which typically only addresses surgically altering the nose's internal structure to improve breathing concerns.

4.    After qualifying the candidacy for rhinoplasty, your plastic surgeon will come down to your goals, physical health, medical history, and desire to undergo this procedure. And, then, only surgery is scheduled according to your feasibility.

Rhinoplasty for younger patients often includes:

·       Reducing nasal humps

·       Narrowing or straightening the nasal bridge

·       Correcting asymmetry

·       Shortening an overly long nose

Rhinoplasty for older people typically involves:

·       Lifting a drooping tip

·       Narrowing a bulbous tip

·       Decreasing the size of the nose

·       Correcting breathing issues caused by weakening cartilage

Whether you desire rhinoplasty surgery for cosmetic or functional reasons, Dr. Karishma Kagodu is ready to help.

To schedule a consultation and discuss surgical options, contact Kaesthetics in Indiranagar, or Kinder women's hospital, Whitefield, Bangalore today at +91 8042036382, +91 9108969006, +91 7624809006.


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