Is it true that the younger a patient is, the better the results of rhinoplasty are? Ratio of good results vs. patient age?
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Rhinoplasty at 36 is very safe
Rhinoplasty is surgical procedure under local anesthesia plus sedation or under general anesthesia depending on the work to be done. If you are healthy and there is no comorbid medical condition, it is very safe
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Age & Rhinoplasty result
Thank you for your question.
The main issue is not necessarily the patient's age but the quality of the skin. During rhinoplasty we make changes on the shape of the bones and cartilages but at the end we need the skin to drape over the new shape to show the desired result. Older patients can have a skin with decreased laxity and not a good "snap". This will lead to longer recovery but the outcomes can still be very good. In my experience i've seen in patients that want surgery after 50- but again, the skin quality is more important the age.
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