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What is Rhinoplasty? At what age should it be performed?

Rhinoplasty: How Old Can I Have It and What Are the Risks?


Rhinoplasty, medically known as rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to change the shape and appearance of the nose. It is important to learn about the age limits and risks associated with this procedure. Here is an article about the age limits and risks of rhinoplasty:


At What Age Can I Have Rhinoplasty?


Age limits for rhinoplasty can vary depending on the physical and psychological maturity of the person. In general, it is important that the person has completed the growth process in order to undergo rhinoplasty. Therefore, rhinoplasty procedures can usually be considered from the age of 16-18. However, every patient is different and it would be best to consult the advice of a specialized plastic surgeon.


Rhinoplasty Risks:


Rhinoplasty, like many aesthetic procedures, involves potential risks. These risks can be the following:


Infection: As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection after rhinoplasty. It should be ensured that the doctor complies with hygienic conditions and sterilization protocols.


Anesthesia Reactions: Anesthesia reactions may occur depending on the anesthesia used. Therefore, the experience of the specialist administering anesthesia is important.


Poor Results: There is a risk of not meeting expectations or obtaining undesirable results as a result of rhinoplasty. For this reason, it is important to establish clear communication and expectations before the procedure.


Temporary or Permanent Nose Changes: As a result of rhinoplasty, the shape of the nose may change temporarily or permanently. These changes may occur as a result of the operation or during the healing process.


Breathing Problems: Some patients may experience temporary or permanent breathing problems after rhinoplasty. This risk may increase especially when the internal nasal structures are intervened.


Scar Tissue: Scar tissue that may form after rhinoplasty may appear at the stitches or on the nose.


Mental and Emotional Effects: After rhinoplasty, some patients may have difficulty coping with the new appearance and may experience mental and emotional difficulties.


To summarize, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure and involves risks. Choosing a good plastic surgeon and a detailed consultation before the procedure is important to achieve an accurate result and minimize the risks. Those interested in rhinoplasty should carefully consider their personal health status and expectations and seek guidance from their doctor.