Aging Rhinoplasty: Is Now the Right Time for a Nose Job?
Facelifts, necklifts, and injectable fillers are usually the first things that come to mind when people think of anti-aging procedures. They offer great treatments to achieve a youthful facial appearance. But, many people ignore the benefits of an aging rhinoplasty treatment, despite the fact that a nose job can take years off of a person’s face.
What Is an Aging Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgery can improve facial harmony and correct nasal asymmetry. Nose surgery also enables a patient to achieve a nose that complements the cheeks, chin, and other facial features. However, a nose job cannot stop the natural aging process.
The size and shape of the nose can change as a person gets older. Common changes to the nose that can affect the facial appearance include:
- Drooping nasal tip
- Thinning of the nasal skin
- Softening of the nasal cartilage
These changes are natural, but they can impact an individual’s facial appearance. If left unaddressed, they can cause the nose to look disproportionate to other facial features. In this instance, the changes can lead to an asymmetrical facial appearance.
With an aging rhinoplasty, a patient can correct nose issues that otherwise hamper the facial appearance. The treatment enables a patient to address these problems in their early stages. It can even be performed in combination with other facial rejuvenation treatments to correct fine lines, age spots, and other visible signs of aging in the face.
What Is the Ideal Age for a Nose Job?
There is no such thing as a “perfect” age for a nose surgery. Rather, there are several factors that need to be considered to determine if an individual is a good candidate for a nose job. These include the patient’s age and medical history.
A nose surgery can be performed as early as 15 or 16 years old for girls and 16 and 17 years old for boys. Rhinoplasty over 40 is common as well. There are instances in which patients get a nose job after the age of 55, too.
Is an Aging Rhinoplasty Right for You?
For those who are considering a rhinoplasty procedure, it pays to partner with a board-certified plastic surgeon. This allows a patient to receive a full evaluation from a nose surgery expert.
A board-certified plastic surgeon can assess a patient and their nose job goals. If the surgeon determines the patient is eligible for a nose surgery, he or she can craft a custom treatment plan. Comparatively, if the surgeon determines a nose job is too risky for the patient, he or she can offer alternative treatment options.
Find the Right Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has performed many primary nose job and revision rhinoplasty procedures over the years. Dr. Azizzadeh uses his plastic surgery aging knowledge and insights to educate his patients about nose jobs and other cosmetic procedures.
Initially, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with a patient to learn about their nose surgery treatment goals. If Dr. Azizzadeh verifies a patient is a good candidate for a nose job, he can develop a treatment plan for him or her.
Dr. Azizzadeh can explain how a rhinoplasty procedure can make a patient appear younger. He also shares anti-aging plastic surgery before and after photos, so a patient can understand how a nose job can improve their facial appearance. If a patient decides to move forward with a nose job, Dr. Azizzadeh prepares him or her for all aspects of treatment.
What to Expect During a Rhinoplasty
Dr. Azizzadeh’s main goal for rhinoplasty surgery is to restore harmony to the face. This can make a patient’s face appear younger and more revitalized.
During a nose job procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh reshapes and resizes his patient’s nose. He corrects skin laxity and cartilage elongation that can make a patient look much older than their actual age. Dr. Azizzadeh can also alter the tip of the nose.
Following a nose surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh provides his patient with detailed recovery instructions. Dr. Azizzadeh requests follow-up appointments to ensure his patient’s recovery stays on track. He remains accessible to respond to any concerns or questions after a nose job and helps his patient achieve the best-possible treatment results.
Schedule a Nose Job Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Rhinoplasty surgery can provide an excellent anti-aging treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh offers in-person consultations in Beverly Hills and virtual consultations via Zoom to help patients determine if a nose job can help them achieve their facial rejuvenation treatment goals. To learn more or request a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.