How Young is Too Young for Rhinoplasty?
While there is no specific age for patients who are considering Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty, the physical and mental maturity of the patient is extremely important toward ensuring the very best results. There’s no doubt that children can make harsh comments about another child’s physical attributes, and this can lead many parents to want to help. They want to get rhinoplasty for a young child to avoid the mental anguish their child may be experiencing and create a more aesthetically pleasing shape and size to the nose. However, seeking improvements from plastic surgery should be done for the right reasons to ensure long-lasting results and happiness.
The first consideration that should be made is the physical maturity of a patient’s nose. This age can vary, but generally the nose is fully developed at 16. A full examination by Dr. Raffi Hovsepian will help to determine if the nose has matured enough to ensure that the results from rhinoplasty will not be affected by further development after the surgery. Waiting for the nose to fully develop will be the best way to ensure long-lasting results from a rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills.
Second, patients should have the mental maturity to handle the changes that a rhinoplasty can have on the nose and face. While children can be harsh in their criticisms, it’s important that patients are choosing rhinoplasty to improve their own self-esteem and self-confidence, and not for external reasons.
If you are considering rhinoplasty for a teenager or young adult, Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Raffi Hovsepian. He meets with each patient individually to answer any question and address any concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure. He will perform a full examination to ensure that young patients are both physically and mentally mature enough for a rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills.