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Is There an Ideal Age for Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Wednesday, August 03, 2016


When considering plastic surgery like Rhinoplasty, it is important to research the entirety of the surgery, and the common recovery time and possible difficulties. Like any surgery, there are always risks. Some people are at higher risk than others. Some procedures can help one patient dramatically, while another patient having the same procedure, may have a much less dramatic change. Consulting with your physician can put your mind to rest, and give you more insight about the achievable results for you personally.



So What Are Some Things to Consider?



  • Firstly, Rhinoplasty is reconstruction or reshaping of your nose. It is one of the top 5 most common plastic surgeries and the most popular plastic surgery among teens. Prime candidates for Rhinoplasty are:
  • ~ People that feel they have a disproportionate nose. Whether you feel your nose is too large or small compared to your other facial features, rhinoplasty could be right for you.
  • ~ People that feel their nose is too wide, could have rhinoplasty done in which their surgeon creates a more prominent bridge and more narrow nose.
  • ~ If you have a bump on your bridge, doctors can smooth out your nose to remove the bump.
  • ~ Crooked Nose
  • ~ Restricted or pinched nostrils or overly flared nostrils are both common reasons for people to seek rhinoplasty.
  • ~ If your nasal tip droops or is large and protrudes, you are a candidate for rhinoplasty.
  2. ~ Deviated Septum and other issues causing breathing irregularities are responsible for a percentage of nose job surgeries (Einstein Medical, 2015).
  • Rhinoplasty is most effective when the cartilage and bone structure is fully mature. Rhinoplasty can restore balance to facial features of patients, and in many cases, it can improve one’s quality of life. From confidence to efficiency, rhinoplasty resolves imbalance issues. It is a well-tested and proven procedure, making it easier to find a surgeon that has well-experienced results. If you are interested in rhinoplasty in Orlando, Dr. Richard Arabitg and his skilled staff can answer any questions you have and show you your best possible outcome for rhinoplasty.
  • Something important to consider when looking into having rhinoplasty done is your life’s demands. What can you expect post op? Usually, the bandaging and splint can be removed by your surgeon approximately a week after surgery. Expect lots of swelling and bruising. This may be a time you just want to rest up and avoid leaving the house for social events. Immediately following the surgery, your doctor will suggest keep your movement minimal and your head elevated. You can use cold compresses to lessen the severity of bruising and swelling. This can serve as an additional pain reliever as well (WebMD, LLC, 2016).
  • What Are The Risks?
  •  Well, of course, there are the customary risks with any surgery, however; in addition, you may get nose bleeds, have scarring and possible numbness afterward. There is a possibility you will need an additional second or third surgery to achieve efficient results. However, if you openly discuss your expectations and desired results with your surgeon and the two of you are in agreement that the goal is achievable, that greatly reduces the odds of more than one surgery. While rhinoplasty is a well-practiced and routinely done procedure, everyone’s body is different, and responds differently to surgery (Einstein Medical, 2015).
  • What is the Ideal Age for Rhinoplasty?
  • Well, your bone structure needs to be mature and done growing. Though, there are teens as young as 13 having rhinoplasty procedures done. Doctors say that girls 15-16, are ideally old enough to undergo the surgery without risk of stunting growth or disrupting the results of the rhinoplasty. It is possible if the patient is too young that bone growth and cartilage can restructure what the surgeon has done. For boys, they are generally a couple years behind. Male teens should wait until 17-18 before considering rhinoplasty to ensure the longevity of the results and lowering the risk of complications.


The average recovery time (though each person varies), is about 10-14 days after the surgery for the swelling and bruising to subside, allowing you to make your appearances at social events. However, it is usually several weeks before your doctor releases you for strenuous activities again (Einstein Medical, 2015). Dr. Richard Arabitg, a plastic surgeon in Orlando, Florida, provides the perfect environment and ease of mind from your first consultation, to waning any concerns, and guidance through post-surgery. Schedule a consult today and get a clear vision of your future.




Einstein Medical. (2015). Doc Shop. Retrieved from http://docshop.com

WebMD, LLC. (2016). WebMD Teens and Nose Jobs (Rhinoplasty). Retrieved from http://webmd.com


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