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Is there is a minimum age for rhinoplasty?


The nose like any other part of the face, continues to grown from childhood into adulthood.  The nose has two main component, namely the cartilage and the bone that continued to develop through adulthood.  For plastic surgeons, the typical age at which to recommend a nasal procedure or rhinoplasty is in the late teens, beginning at around 17 years of age.  This age for rhinoplasty usually corresponds to last year of high school.  A rhinoplasty surgery can be performed as early as 16 or 17 years of age, depending on several factors of physical maturity including the overall size and dimension of the nose.  An assessment by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty surgery and facial cosmetic surgery, will help decide on whether early or late rhinoplasty is recommended for a particular patient.  Both male and females can undergo rhinoplasty surgery or septorhinoplasty surgery in the teens, as the nose will have achieved some degree of maturity. 


The exact age depends on developmental factors as well as the emotional readiness of a patient for rhinoplasty or facial cosmetic surgery.  Los Angeles rhinoplasty patients have many choices and the office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian offers comprehensive cosmetic and medical rhinoplasty surgery options for patients wishing to undergo a nasal procedure.  If you are interested in rhinoplasty surgery or nose surgery for yourself or for a family member, our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator can facilitate a comprehensive consultation for rhinoplasty surgery in the Los Angeles area. 


Dr. Karamanoukian can be reached at 310-998-5533.  During your call, please ask to speak to a cosmetic surgery patient care coordinator in order to facilitate your scheduling and consultation request.

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