What Is The Best Age For A Nose Job?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra
Dr. Ludwig Allegra
March 8, 2023
What Is The Best Age For A Nose Job? | Northwest Face & Body

What Is The Best Age For A Nose Job?

Most plastic surgeries are performed on adults. However, there are occasional cases where cosmetic surgery may be performed on someone under eighteen. Among the two most common are otoplasty (ear pinning) and rhinoplasty (nose job). A nose job is especially frequently performed on teenagers. Let’s look at the question, “What is the best age for a nose job?”

The nose stops maturing between the ages of twelve and sixteen. Generally speaking, unless there is a medical need for a nose job, such as breathing problems, most surgeons will advise patients to wait until they are at least sixteen or seventeen before undergoing surgery. Reconstructive surgeries may also be an exception.

The right age is an extremely personal and individual decision. If it is purely a cosmetic reason, Dr. Allegra will discuss the best age. He may even recommend waiting until adulthood, depending on the circumstances. If it is reconstructive or medically necessary, the right age can be much younger than the average. Ultimately, it is recommended that patients consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Allegra.

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Dr. Ludwig Allegra
Dr. Ludwig Allegra
Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.
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