Is 17 Too Young to Get Rhinoplasty Done?

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Rhinoplasty at age 17

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.

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

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

Age 17 for a rhinoplasty

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

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ae for rhinoplasty

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.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Is 17 Too Young to Get Rhinoplasty Done?

             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

Rhinoplasty at age 17

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!

Milind K. Ambe, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Age for rhinoplasty

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.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty at what age.

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

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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17 and rhinoplasty

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.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Is 17 Too Young to Get Rhinoplasty Done?

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

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

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