A rhinoplasty plastic surgery, or a nose job, is common among older teens and young adults. Rhinoplasty can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, and both are common among all age groups. However, what age is too young or old for a nose job?
When it comes to being too young, age and rhinoplasty go hand in hand. In most cases, patients under 15 are only candidates for medical rhinoplasties or reconstructive cases due to accidents or trauma to the nose. Between the ages of 15 and 18, cosmetic rhinoplasty should still be carefully considered because the nose often has not finished growing. Some patients may see their cartilage and bone fully form by 16, while others may not see a cessation of growth until 18. Upon reaching adulthood, however, a rhinoplasty procedure is a safe and viable option for those wanting to alter the look of their nose.
After 18, age does not usually factor into rhinoplasty candidacy. As long as you are in good health and can withstand general anesthesia, you are likely a good candidate for a nose job from Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. David Santos. While nose jobs are most common for those in their late teens to early thirties, many patients of all ages may benefit from a rhinoplasty surgery.