Am I Too Old for a Rhinoplasty?

You’ve hated your nose for a lifetime and are finally in a position to do something about it, but are you too old for rhinoplasty? The only way to know for sure is to come in for a consultation at MAE Plastic Surgery. Give us a call and schedule yours today. In the meantime, keep reading for some basic tips to use in determining if you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty.

Age Is Just a Number

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the number of years old you are is nothing more than a number. Yes, it is true, that as that number gets greater there is a higher percentage of us that has some medical problems, but if you’re in good health, you are probably still a good candidate for surgery. Stop thinking about your chronological age and instead focus on your health. Do you have any medical conditions that may complicate surgery or recovery?

What’s Your Health Like?

During your consultation we’ll carefully review your medical history, looking for any conditions that may make surgery unsafe. Bring any relevant medical records and a list of any medications or supplements that you’re taking. The following medical conditions, and a few others, can make rhinoplasty more complicated. It’s best to wait until your condition is well controlled before considering surgery. Come on in and we’ll discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
● Diabetes
● Coronary artery disease
● Heart problems
● Lung problems
● Delayed healing
● Bleeding or clotting disorders
● Infections

You May Need Extra Time to Recover

Wound healing is often slower in older patients. If you’re planning cosmetic surgery, give yourself plenty of time to recover. We can give you a better idea of expected recovery times during your consultation. Smoking can also slow healing. We recommend that all patients, of any age, avoid smoking before and after surgery.

Am I Too Old for Rhinoplasty?

If you’re thinking about rhinoplasty, whatever your age, give us a call and schedule your consultation. We can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for surgery and if the timing is right. Call today!