Recent trends in Cosmetic surgery have made all sorts of appearance-altering procedures more popular than ever. With the rise of social media and “Insta-famous” people celebrating so-called “perfect” beauty features, the consumers who are influenced by this trend are unfortunately, younger and younger each year.
‘How young is too young’, is a common question that parents and other concerned people may ask in relation to cosmetic surgery and young patients. In relation to Rhinoplasty in Toronto, the age considered to be appropriate for undergoing this procedure has changed somewhat in recent years.
Bones, in general, stop growing shortly after puberty, and in girls this means 1-2 years after menstruation begins. The problem with setting a specific time for this is that each person is different. For instance, while some young women begin menstruating at age 10, others will do so at 14 or 15. It has been found that women stop growing before men do, in general. Most facial cosmetic surgeons in Toronto previously set a minimum age for rhinoplasty at roughly 16 for girls, and 17-18 for boys. Today, some will consider operating on patients younger than this but there are a few important factors to consider.
Though nasal bone growth can be expected to stop around age 16 for girls and 18 for boys, it can be predicted a few years earlier. By age 13 for example, doctors can usually tell whether a female’s nose has stopped growing. A few factors such as menstruation, overall height and growth of other bones and features are all considered. The maturity and realistic understanding a patient has regarding this surgery is also important.
Many plastic surgery clinics offer in-house financing, or they work with 3rd party medical financing companies who can help offset the cost of a large purchase by allowing you to pay in small, monthly installments over a long period of time.
Your expert Toronto facial and reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeon will provide you with a consultation designed to answer important questions about the patient’s goals and overall health picture, in order to then develop a strategy and aesthetic plan for a custom nose job. Your nose surgery in Toronto should start with having your questions answered by a board certified facial plastic surgeon to ensure that rhinoplasty surgery is the right choice for you.
When it comes to younger clients, their parents are involved in the consultation process, but Dr. Philip Solomon takes great care to consult directly with the patient about their perspective and their goals.l No matter the age of the client, it is crucial that they feel comfortable and satisified with the plan, and that a rhinoplasty procedure is something they truly want and understand.
Reasons for a young adolescent electing to have rhinoplasty surgery in Toronto can include congenital deformities such as cleft lip, a pronounced hump or contour irregularity, or a deformity related to injury or scarring. Breathing difficulties related to septum deviation can also be a factor.
The answer is yes, however the cartilage and soft tissue primarily will experience subtle changes rather than the bone. Your plastic surgery expert specializing in facial reconstructive surgery can help guide you in order to determine right time to proceed with a nose job.
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