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Is It Ever Too Late to Get a Nose Job?

Posted October 31, 2023 in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, with many patients seeking this treatment at younger ages than the average procedure. While the age range varies, rhinoplasty is often considered a procedure for teenagers or young adults.

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However, there is always time to seek aesthetic enhancement and improve your confidence.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

One of the most nuanced facial plastic surgeries, rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, primarily concerns restoring balance to the face. As the nose is such a central part of a person’s facial structure, disproportion or an imbalance in size is very noticeable. 

Patients also turn to rhinoplasty to reduce the size of bumps, ridges, nostrils, and the projection of the nose and to improve breathing through the nasal passage. Additionally, the tip of the nose can be altered for a more pleasing result.

This procedure is a delicate process, as the tiniest change can immensely impact the face’s overall appearance. When done correctly by an experienced and talented board-certified plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty is a fantastic procedure to help patients feel confident and empowered.

When Is the Best Time to Get Rhinoplasty?

It’s a common misconception that rhinoplasty is best for younger patients. While it is one of the few cosmetic procedures more widely performed on teenage patients, there is no age limit for this surgery. 

It is also a procedure often performed to correct if an injury has misshapen the nose at any point. Sports, whether cheerleading or football, can sometimes take a toll in one’s youth, and yet the damage may not be addressed until later in life.

There are pros and cons to undergoing plastic surgery at any age; for teenagers, while they may have an easier time adjusting to their “new face” than an adult who has lived with the same nose for longer, it may be harder for younger patients to grasp the emotional weight of elective surgery. 

In any case, regardless of age, rhinoplasty patients must be adequately prepared for the changes in their physical appearance, the length of a recovery period, and the procedure itself. 

If you are an older patient who has desired an enhancement to their nose, you have most likely been considering this change for many years. In this case, an older patient has had the time to consider the implications of cosmetic surgery, can be more financially secure, and is more eager to undergo this life-changing procedure.

The bottom line: if the patient is healthy, emotionally prepared for surgery, and willing to follow instructions for recovery, there is always time to undergo a procedure to improve your confidence. 

Many patients feel they have waited too long for their rhinoplasty procedure, but adults well into middle age and beyond are still great candidates. Technically, there is no upper limit for the rhinoplasty age range. 

No matter your age, you still have opportunities to improve your physical appearance, as well as boost your self-image with cosmetic procedures. 

What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is carefully matched to best accentuate the patient’s natural features. The best surgical results improve the areas of concern while maintaining the integrity of the patient’s appearance. 

Rhinoplasty can: 

  • Improve breathing—many patients require surgical care to correct structural problems in the nasal passage, such as a deviated septum. Your surgeon can incorporate a septoplasty into your rhinoplasty procedure.
  • Correct a broken noseif you experience an injury to the nose, in many cases, it can heal crookedly. Rhinoplasty can correct issues due to injury.
  • Enhance overall appearanceThe eyes are the first thing most people notice about you; the second is your nose. If your nose is crooked, asymmetrical, or out of balance with the rest of your face, it can detract from your overall appearance. Rhinoplasty restores this balance, enhancing the nose so it complements your aesthetic.
  • Improve confidenceIf you dislike a central feature such as the nose, there is little recourse as it is one of the first things people notice about you. Rhinoplasty gives patients relief from feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable.

Interested in Rhinoplasty in Baton Rouge, LA?

Dr. Mary Ghere is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face. She offers a wide range of facial plastic surgery procedures, including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and facelift surgery. 

If you are ready to restore balance to your facial proportions and boost your confidence, schedule a consultation today at (225) 412-4774 or fill out our online contact form.

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A little can go a long way, and it is never too late to make a change.

Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

4212 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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