At What Age Should You Consider Getting a Nose Job?

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There’s no question that rhinoplasty surgery — commonly referred to as a nose job — is among the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today, having helped countless men, women, and teenagers feel more confident about their appearance. Not only that, but rhinoplasty surgery can also be used to correct functional abnormalities and help patients breathe more comfortably, enjoy more restful sleep, and even stop snoring in some cases. One of the most common questions regarding rhinoplasty surgery is whether there is a minimum age requirement for the procedure. While there is no specific age limit for rhinoplasty surgery, there are some things to consider when determining whether you may be ready for a nose job. Here, double board-certified plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Jaimie DeRosa, owner of The DeRosa Center in Boston, MA, provides important information about rhinoplasty surgery, including who may be a candidate for a nose job, what age may be right for a nose job, and more.

How can a nose job improve my appearance?

Nasal surgery can be a highly transformative and even life-changing procedure in many cases, giving patients boosted self-esteem and a more desirable facial appearance overall. In addition to enhancing specific features of the nose, rhinoplasty can help improve facial harmony and balance. Some of the specific concerns that can be addressed and corrected with rhinoplasty surgery include:

  • Size of the nose
  • Bump in nasal bridge
  • Humped nose
  • Upturned nasal tip
  • Wide nose
  • Flat nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Asymmetric nose

Can teenagers get nose jobs?

Teens and young adults make up a large portion of rhinoplasty patients, often because this is the time in life when many people start paying more attention to their appearance and, in some cases, begin to get teased or bullied regarding the size, shape, and other attributes of their noses. While teenage rhinoplasty is certainly popular, not all teens may be considered candidates for the procedure. During your initial consultation for Boston, MA nose surgery, Dr. DeRosa will carefully examine your nasal anatomy, discuss your concerns and goals, assess your expectations, and determine whether you may be ready to undergo rhinoplasty surgery.

What age is considered old enough for a nose job?

Determining whether a patient is a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty surgery involves more than looking at their age alone. One of the most important requirements for rhinoplasty patients is that their nose has fully developed prior to surgery. This helps to ensure that their results remain consistent over time, as future growth and development could impact the outcome of the procedure and lead to the need for a second or subsequent revision rhinoplasty. Because adolescents grow and develop at varying rates, eligibility for rhinoplasty surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, girls’ noses are typically fully developed slightly earlier than boys’ noses. Again, Dr. DeRosa will take great care to closely evaluate your individual anatomy and situation to determine whether you may be ready for the nose job you’ve been wanting.

Transform your look and upgrade your life with rhinoplasty surgery in Boston, MA

If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your nose, or if you have a deviated septum or another nasal abnormality that is diminishing your quality of life, the dedicated team at The DeRosa Center is here to help you get the nose you deserve. Start your journey toward the nose you’ve always wanted by calling to schedule your private consultation with double board-certified Boston, MA rhinoplasty and plastic surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa today.