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Am I Too Old for Rhinoplasty?

Posted September 02, 2021 in Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

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Have you always wanted nose surgery but never took that leap? 

You may be wondering if you have lost your chance. Fortunately, even if a couple of years have gone by, it is never too late to consider rhinoplasty if you are displeased by your nose’s appearance.

Older women being embraced by a younger woman

Typically, rhinoplasty is a viable option for anyone as long as they are in good physical health. 

While most patients opt to do the surgery early on in their life, even as young as 15 or 16, this surgery can benefit patients of any age.

Rhinoplasty Candidacy for Older Patients: Is Nose Surgery for Me?

Whether you are in your late 40s or 50s or the retiring Baby Boomer generation, you are never too old for rhinoplasty. 

This surgery is safe as long as the patient is in good overall health. And no ethical plastic surgeon will perform surgery on someone they think is unhealthy for a safe and successful procedure.

What Does Rhinoplasty Accomplish?

Rhinoplasty can accomplish several aesthetic and functional benefits for older patients.

Usually, our noses start to change as we age, thanks to cartilage deterioration, changes in soft tissue, skin, and material that makes up the underlying nasal structure. This could result in a droopy nasal tip or other structural aesthetic problems, such as a deviated septum, nose hump, etc. Rhinoplasty offers a new opportunity to fix these aesthetic issues and correct any breathing problems caused by such irregularities.

Looking younger is another appreciated benefit of rhinoplasty. With increased harmony of facial features, you will appear younger.

How Long Is My Nose Surgery Recovery?

As with any rhinoplasty procedure, discomfort and swelling are expected but manageable with prescribed medication. Your recovery timeline will differ depending on the extent of surgery, but typically, the initial healing time takes around two to three weeks. Final results will become apparent as swelling diminishes, and this can take a couple of months, so be sure to be patient with your recovery.

Does It Take Longer to Heal From Rhinoplasty if I’m Older?

The truth is that as we age, the healing process tends to take longer, and complications could occur due to age-related factors. Before your surgery, your plastic surgeon will conduct a thorough health assessment to ensure you are fit for the procedure and recovery.

To achieve a favorable cosmetic result, ensure you are working with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon with extensive experience using advanced surgical techniques for the best results in rhinoplasty.

What Kind of Rhinoplasty Results Can You See?

If you are considering a facial procedure like rhinoplasty and want to see what types of results you can achieve with Dr. Robert Rey, check out our rhinoplasty before and after gallery.

Are You Finally Ready for Rhinoplasty?

Don’t let age hold you back! The only way to know if you can benefit from rhinoplasty is to come in for a consultation. Contact us today at 310-205-3107 or fill out our online form to schedule a meeting with Dr. Robert Rey.