Your nose is a fundamentally important part of your facial structure and appearance, and being able to see the nose that suits you best when you look in the mirror is a truly beautiful thing. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today, and it can reshape, reduce, or augment your nose, to improve your sense of facial harmony and boost your self-confidence in a major way.
What procedures can I combine with my rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be well combined with a facelift, blepharoplasty or a neck lift to help achieve comprehensive, age-defying cosmetic improvements. The surgery is also often paired with chin augmentation or chin liposuction to ensure a balanced and attractive profile. Condensing your treatments into one session means lowered anesthesia risks. It can also shorten your recovery time and help trim costs.
At what age can I have nose surgery?
In order to undergo rhinoplasty, the nose must be fully grown. Nasal maturity occurs in people at different ages, so it’s important to meet with the doctor in person to determine if you are ready for a rhinoplasty procedure. Generally speaking, girls can have nose jobs at around 15 or 16 years old, and boys can undergo rhinoplasty at 17 or 18. In addition to physical requirements, it’s important that younger clients are evaluated emotionally to make sure they are secure in their decision to pursue nose surgery and that they can handle the long recovery period that follows.
There is no upper age limit for rhinoplasty; however, clients must be in good health and have no major medical issues such as hypertension or bleeding disorders. The doctor will assess your candidacy on a case-by-case basis at the time of your private consultation.
Will insurance cover my rhinoplasty?
If the primary goal of your nose job is to improve the nasal appearance through refinement of the bridge, tip and nostrils, your procedure is considered “cosmetic” and is rarely covered by insurance companies. If you require structural changes to the nose due to poor breathing and blocked passageways, then some insurance plans may fully or partially cover your surgery. You can discuss your financing options with our team during your private consultation in Scottsdale.