How Old Do I Have to Be to Get a Nose Job?

How Old Do I Have to Be to Get a Nose Job?

July 26, 2019

PHOENIX, SCOTTSDALE, PARADISE VALLEY AND NEARBY AREAS OF ARIZONA

To be a candidate for a rhinoplasty, you need to meet two criteria: your nose needs to have stopped growing and you need to be emotionally ready for cosmetic surgery. There is no minimum age for rhinoplasty, as each person’s nose stops developing at a different time. Typically, your nose stops growing around age 14 to 16, so this is when you can start thinking about rhinoplasty.

Woman looking in mirror touching nose, considering a rhinoplasty nose job

If you are unhappy with your nose and are considering a nose job, please call Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery today at 602-513-8133 to schedule your initial consultation. Keep in mind that if you are under 18, you will need consent from your parents to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Nose Job?

The best candidates for a nose job:

  • Have a nose that has stopped growing
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations

The nose is one of the most prominent features on the face, and if it is out of balance with the rest of your features, it can cause self-consciousness or embarrassment. This is why nose jobs are one of the most popular types of plastic surgery. Creating a nose that is in harmony with your face can dramatically improve your appearance and self-confidence.

However, it is important to realize that you will still look like yourself after a nose job. You will not magically transform into a celebrity lookalike, and the celebrity nose that you want may not be the best nose for your face. You need to be able to trust your plastic surgeon to have your best interests in mind, and you need to have realistic expectations for what you will look like following your nose job.

What to Expect from a Nose Job

Rhinoplasty surgery is typically done from inside the nose, so you will not have prominently visible scars afterward. How complex your surgery is and how long your recovery takes will depend on the extent of work that needs to be done to achieve your goals. Your plastic surgeon will discuss this in detail with you during your consultation.

After surgery, you will most likely need to wear a splint for some time. After this is removed, your nose will be swollen, so don’t be shocked when you don’t look as you expected. Swelling from a nose job can last for up to a year, although you should have a good idea of what your final results will look like within the first month or so.

You should be able to return to work or school fairly quickly, although you may want to take some time off in order to allow the bruising and swelling to go down before going back out in public. You should refrain from strenuous activity for a few weeks.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

If you are interested in a nose job, don’t hesitate to contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery at 602-513-8133 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and other nearby areas of Arizona.