Are you unhappy with the size or shape or your nose? Do you have breathing issues caused by a deviated septum? If so, rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, may be right for you.
Proper age for having Rhinoplasty
Many teenagers choose to have their noses “fixed” to be more aesthetically pleasing. Since the nose is still growing and changing, it’s important that you reach facial maturity before changing the shape or size of your nose. For girls, this usually means 15 – 16 years of age; boys should wait until at least 17 or 18 for facial features to reach maturity. There is no limit to how old a patient can be to have a nose job as long as you are healthy to undergo surgery.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are two types of rhinoplasty: surgical and nonsurgical nose jobs.
I use two basic surgical techniques: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. It’s important to remember that surgical rhinoplasty is permanent. It’s a great solution to balance your face so your nose is in proportion to the rest of your facial features, as well as restore or create facial symmetry.
For patients considering surgical rhinoplasty, the best candidates are people who…
- have reached facial maturity
- are physically and mentally healthy
- have realistic expectations
- have time to heal
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers. In this case, the technique is temporary and would need to be repeated as the filler begins to dissolve. On a positive side, the procedure is in-office and takes less than an hour, results are immediate, and you have no downtime. It also allows you to decide whether you like the results or would prefer a different solution.
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