Are there any risks from performing rhinoplasty at the age 17? (photo)
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Rhinoplasty at age 17 is no more problematic than in any age.
Rhinoplasty before college is common
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Are there any risks from performing rhinoplasty at the age 17?
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history evaluating your level of maturity, and discussing the pros and cons of the operative procedure with you and your parents would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) with extensive experience in performing ethnic rhinoplasties that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
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The recovery period usually lasts approximately 2 weeks with some degree of visible bruising and swelling. The cast stays on the nose for one week after the procedure. Full healing after the rhinoplasty procedure takes one year and the majority of the small amount residual swelling stays in the tip for that period time. for many examples of pump removal and lifting the down turned tip, please see the link below
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