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Is 17 Too Young to Get Rhinoplasty Done?

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Rhinoplasty at age 17

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In most cases a woman's nose and nasal bones have fully developed by age 17, in some men nasal bone development may take somewhat longer.  Nasal development and a patient's emotional maturity must be taken into account before proceeding with a rhinoplasty.  At age 17, being a minor, one would also need the approval of a parent or guardian.  Best wishes.

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San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Is 17 Too Young to Get Rhinoplasty Done?

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17 is a reasonable age to undergo rhinoplasty as long as you have reasonable expectations about the results and have the full support and consent of your parents. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Weber Facial Plastic Surgery

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Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Age 17 for a rhinoplasty

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In most cases 17 is acceptable to have a rhinoplasty.  Important to make sure your growth plates are closed before undergoing a rhinoplasty.  

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ae for rhinoplasty

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It depends on the situation. I ave done rhinoplasty in patients as young as 15 years. You do, however, require parietal consent if you are under 18 years old.

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San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Is 17 Too Young to Get Rhinoplasty Done?

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             For a male, this may be too young.  For a female, it is probably OK.  This depends upon whether or not growth is complete.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty at age 17

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Thank you for your question.  I think 17 is an acceptable age to have rhinoplasty in women.  Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs a lot of Rhinoplasty surgeries for an in office evaluation.  Good luck to you!

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Age for rhinoplasty

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In general the patient needs to be finished growing and mature mentally enough for surgery to have a rhinoplasty.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty at what age.

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Rhinoplasty can be done on girls at 14 but males need to wait until at lease 18 years of age.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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17 and rhinoplasty

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For most women they can undergo rhinoplasty at 15 or 16 if they have reached adult size. For guys I would say 17 or 18 is the youngest.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Is 17 Too Young to Get Rhinoplasty Done?

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Because of the age when nasal growth stops, 17 is usually OK for females, but not for males who develop later.

Portland Plastic Surgeon
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