Rhinoplasty with Chin Implant Age Requirement for Male?

How old does a male have to be to get rhinoplasty with a chin implant? Also, how old would be comfortable for the doctors to do these procedures? Would the cost be cheaper doing them at the same time?


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Age requirement for chin augmentation and rhinoplasty

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Although it varies,most males have achieved adult facial proportions between 15-16 yrs, of age. This will be adressed during a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. If in doubt it is best to wait.

Bronx Plastic Surgeon

Age for rhinoplasty and chin implant in males

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The issue here is that we do not want to interfere with growth of the craniofacial skeleton. While there are  no good studies to support this, the theory is that working on the septum in particular may affect growth centers of the midface. Because of this, most surgeons (and this WILL vary) suggest waiting until facial growth is complete. In young men, this is typically around 16-18, and a bit earlier for young women. Again, individualy judgment is important (some 18 year olds may still have a ways to go, while some may be complete by 15 or 16).

Hope this helps.

Sam Most, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Age for Rhinoplasty

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We usually wait until physical maturity before doing rhinoplasty surgery; for a male that is typically 16-18 years old. On several occasions over the last 35 years i've successfully done surgery on younger patients with severe breathing problems without problems. Cost of surgery is usually less when multiple procedures are done at the same time.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Minimum age of male for rhinoplasty and chin implant

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A chin implant and rhinoplasty could be done on any male over 16 years of age. It is more cost effective to do the procedures together than separately because of the cost of the anesthesia and the operating room. Make sure the facial structures have ceased growing prior to undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty in Males Can Be At 16 or Older

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The nose continues to grow along with other body parts during the puberty years. It is advisable to limit the amount of surgery in noses before all of the growth has happened. Chin implant is outside the chin bone and has no bearing on the chin growth.

Rhinoplasty can be done as early as 16 but has to be conservative, i.e., removing very little cartilage or bone and preserving as much as possible, not disarticulating the cartilage and bone junction and preferrable using closed approach.


Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and chin augmentation

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It is probbaly best to wait till yu have finished your facial growth.  In a male patient, that is about 16 to 18 years of age.  It may be somewhat earlier in a female patient.  Surgery on face before bony growth has completed may be assoicated with under-development of that region.


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Provided there is no cranio facial problems, then the appropriate age for cosmetic rhinoplasty and chin implant is about 16 years. The patient has to be psychlogically and emotionaly mature, and can participate in the decision making process.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Minimum age requirement for Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation in Males

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This is a great question!

16 years of age has traditionally been quoted as the minimum age. However, I have closely watched my nieces and nephews grow up and I can definitely see a change in their facial bones up to 18 years of age.

I, therefore, feel 18 years is a safer and more predictable age for rhinoplasty and chin augmentation.

In general, combining procedures, if they can be done safely, will be less expensive.

Michael A. Jazayeri, MD
Santa Ana Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty with chin implant age requirement for male

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Easy answer for this question. 16 years of age is the norm for Rhinoplasty with chin implant. But an in person evaluation by a boarded surgeon is the best way to go. Regards.

Rhinoplasty with chin implant in male patients

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Typically, it is best to perform both procedures at same time since not only will the cost be less but there will only be one recovery time. Furthermore, the balance between the chin and nose can best be achieved doing the procedure at the same time. Generally speaking we like male patients to be 16 years of age to proceed with the surgery. I hope this information helps.

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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