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Vivek Bhatt
one year ago
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What age should you get a nose job?

What age should you get a nose job?

Procedure: Rhinoplasty
Type: Question

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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Most surgeons recommend waiting on cosmetic rhinoplasty until your nose reaches adult size. In men, this is usually around age 16-17.

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Hi Vivek thanks for your question. A nose job or rhinoplasty should not be done until full growth has been completed. Completion of growth can be assessed by taking an X-ray. Best wishes!

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Jon Ver Halen
ASPS Surgeon
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Hello and thank you for your excellent question. In general, the best time to have a rhinoplasty is after you have reached your full adult size, which is typically in the mid to late teens. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Rhinoplasty should be delayed until reaching skeletal maturity, typically in the mid to late teenage years. Hope this helps.

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Hirenkumar Bhatt
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Thanks for the interesting question. Most Plastic Surgeons would wait till the facial growth is complete. It means it is advisable at or after 18 years of age. Kindly see a qualified board certified plastic surgeon in person and he will be able to judge it better.

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Felipe Gonzalez Parada
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello, the age of the nose job depends on the purpose of the surgery, when the purpose is to reconstruct a nose deformity due to trauma, cancer or birth anomalies, the surgery is not limited by the age.

When the purpose of the surgery is cosmetic, I recommend in girls after two years of the firts menstrual cycle, and in boys after 16 years old.

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Anup Dhir
ASPS Int. Surgeon

You can get a nose job done when your facial growth is complete.The general consensus is that it should be done after you are sixteen.It is essential to visit a board certified surgeon for the consultation on the possibility of the procedure.

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