Is it too late to have a rhinoplasty procedure?

It doesn’t matter how old you are: there are still elements to your appearance that you want to improve on. And while certain procedures can be ruled up when you get up there in years, a nose job isn’t one of them.

Although rhinoplasty has long been seen as a complicated procedure with an extended recovery time, it’s never too late to consider having it done: it has been proven time and again to be a safe procedure, in a great many studies and reports. However, there are certain provisos, so let’s discuss them.

Rhinoplasty considerations: how elastic is your skin?

One sticking point in later-life rhinoplasty is the state of the client’s skin: as we mature, it loses its elasticity – which will make it harder for the skin to mould itself to the re-modified shape of the nose.

Rhinoplasty considerations: what’s your general condition?

We’re more susceptible to problems such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart and lung problems as we age, which are things that non-vital surgery – such as rhinoplasty, which is seen as a low-risk procedure – could complicate. In cases such as this, it’s vital that you consult your GP and discuss your intentions (and get their clearance to carry them out) before getting in touch with a cosmetic practitioner.

Rhinoplasty considerations: it’s still possible to get the look you want

If either of those provisos rules you out from a full rhinoplasty procedure, don’t be disheartened: there are still a lot of things that can be done to improve the look of your nose, such as a drooping in the nasal tip, which can be worked upon with virtually zero complications. So the best thing to do is have a word with your GP, find out how happy they are with you undergoing a cosmetic procedure (or otherwise), and then book a consultation with us.

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