What’s the best age to have a nose reshaping procedure?

rhinoplastySome people want it as soon as possible. Others come to desire it when they reach maturity. And some people would love to have it, but feel they might have left it too late. The ‘It’ is rhinoplasty, commonly known as a ‘nose job’.

The earliest time to have a nose reshaping procedure

A lot of experts have generally agreed that the earliest ideal time to consider cosmetic surgery on the nose is during the teenage phase – although they argue on precisely when during that time, because peoples’ noses develop at their own individual pace.

Many professional surgeons will refuse to operate on a client until their nasal septum has fully developed during facial growth, and that tends to happen in the late teens. The reason for this is obvious: if the parts of the nose are still growing when the operation takes place, they’ll continue to grow afterwards, leading to disfigurement and the need for further procedures.

When is it too late to have a nose reshaping procedure?

It’s never too late to consider rhinoplasty: it has been proven to be a safe procedure in countless studies and reports. However, one sticking point in later-life rhinoplasty is the state of the client’s skin: as we get older, it loses its elasticity, which will make it harder for the skin to mould itself to the re-modified shape of the nose.

Obviously, other factors come into play for older clients, such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart and lung issues, which are things that non-vital surgery could complicate. However, a lot of problems that an ageing nose develops, such as a drooping in the nasal tip, can be worked upon with virtually zero complications.

For more information on our facial surgery procedures, call Mr Sudip Ghosh’s private secretary on 0845 304 7083 or 07518 914475 to arrange a Buckinghamshire rhinoplasty consultation.

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