What is the best age for a nose job?

What is the best age for a nose job?

Everyone wants to feel good about themselves, and everyone has a different notion of beauty. Some people strive for beautiful skin, a fit body, or a bright smile in order to accomplish their ideal. However, over 213,000 Americans choose rhinoplasty to achieve the look they’ve always wanted, with 14% of those being teenagers.

The popularity of nose jobs among the younger generation may be related to advances in technology and the availability of plastic surgery treatments. Perhaps it’s a side effect of social media’s relentless focus on selfies and public image. And, of course, many people have rhinoplasty to improve their breathing.

Whatever the cause, today’s kids and teens are just as concerned as adults about bumps, broad nostrils, and hooked noses. People are undergoing nose jobs at an earlier age than ever before, but when is the ideal time?

Is it possible for youngsters to get rhinoplasty?

Because children’s noses are still growing, rhinoplasty is not recommended for them. Nose surgery is safe and successful once a person has stopped growing. Every person is different, but in general, girls should consider rhinoplasty at the age of 15 or 16, and boys a year or two later.

What should teenagers understand about rhinoplasty?

Teens, like other rhinoplasty patients, should have a basic understanding of the surgery before undergoing it. Here are a few things to keep in mind if your kid is considering a nose operation.

Keep your expectations in check

Rhinoplasty alters the appearance of your nose but does not alter your identity. Teenagers who have unrealistic physique goals or believe that plastic surgery will stop others from bullying them should reconsider rhinoplasty. You should not expect anything more from Dr. Macdonald than to help people of all ages achieve confidence in their appearance. You’ll get the best outcomes — physically and emotionally — if you talk openly and honestly with Dr. Macdonald about your goals and how you’re feeling during the procedure.

Understand what’s at stake

Dr. Macdonald is a well-known plastic surgeon in the Bay Area, and his work is remarkable. However, surgery is still surgery, and you must be physically and mentally prepared for the process. Your operation could take as little as one hour or as long as four hours, depending on the degree of your nose job. You should expect some soreness afterward, as well as bruising and swelling. In most situations, Dr. Macdonald will splint your nose for up to a week to keep it in the appropriate position while it heals. During this time, you should also avoid wearing glasses. Because most teenagers can’t miss a whole week of school without hurting academically, scheduling the operation during the summer is an excellent choice.


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