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When is the right age for a patient to get rhinoplasty. This is a super common question. I get a lot of patients who come in and ask me, Hey, is my child, or am I too young to get a rhinoplasty? How old should I be? So there’s a couple factors. First of all, age is not the same for every person. Um, so, uh, there’s some 14 year olds who are great candidates and some 15 year olds, uh, 17 year olds, 18 year old females who may or may not be. So generally speaking, we’ll divide this into two different categories. The first category are gonna be female patients and female patients can have rhinoplasty as early as age 14. And it really depends on when their shoe cell has changed. If it hasn’t changed for over a year, they’re physically mature in many ways. Um, then, um, they may be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty, and this is obviously a case by case basis.
Um, most female patients, if you’re thinking about the, the ideal early, early time to do a rhinoplasty, I prefer 15, sometimes 16, more than 14, but there are some 14 year olds who are, are okay. Candidates provided that are mature enough mentally, uh, emotionally and physically, um, for men it’s a little bit different men tend to be behind and more ways than one. And one way, what we’re behind is, uh, physically and physical growth men continue to grow a little bit later on in life. For most men, you’re thinking 17, probably 18 is gonna be the earliest. You can consider a rhinoplasty. Obviously these are not hard rules, but these are kind of general rules. And again, it’s gonna be based on physical maturity. Um, there’s some men who are completely physically matured by freshman year and, uh, so they might be good candidate. Also, you’re weighing kind of the social ramifications if, uh, a patient’s getting bullied, uh, it’s really affecting their performance in school and their friends and their social life. You know, it might be a good candidate to do something a little earlier, um, on that end. Um, on the other hand, if this is something that’s really not going to change, um, too much, and they’re not really pushing for it, you know, maybe, maybe you delayed it a little bit, so there’s no real hard and fast rules, uh, but you wanna make sure the patients are physically mature. Um, and, uh, there, there is a little bit of an age difference between men and women getting rhinoplasty for the first time.