How old can you be to get a nose job?
I am 53 years old – is it too late to have rhinoplastic surgery done?
You are an excellent candidate for a rhinoplasty because just by looking at your photos any experienced plastic surgeon can tell you that you will have a very pleasant outcome.
So age should not stand in the way. By the way, whoever told you about an external rhinoplasty at the same time as doing a septoplasty “defeating the purpose” had absolutely no idea what they were talking about.
It is something we do all the time. It seems you mean a “complete reduction”, not “complete augmentation”. (Ruben B. Abrams, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)
I think you are a terrific candidate for a nose job and believe you are not too old and that your expectations are realistic. I just need to correct your terminology.
You don’t want an augmentation nose job. That means the nose would be made larger. You want it reduced in all it’s dimensions.
Shorter, narrower, better tip definition, all of which can be obtained and would make an incredible difference. Choosing the right surgeon to perform your surgery will be your most important decision.
You should go on consults with three surgeons known for their nose job work and see which one you are most comfortable with. (Ronald J. Edelson, MD, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
Best nose job in the Older Patient in Their 50’s and 60’s
It’s not too late for your nose to look great! We often operate on patients in their fifties and sixties to improve the appearance and function of their nose.
You appear to be a great candidate for nose job. You should consult with multiple nose job surgeon experts and then most carefully select your surgeon. (Michael A. Persky, MD, Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Not too late for nose job
I’m not sure why you were told that a nose job would defeat the purpose of having a septoplasty to correct your deviated septum when you were in your 20’s. In many cases a septoplasty is combined with a rhinoplasty during the same operation.
To answer your question about age and nose job – Surgery can safely be performed in 53 year old patients as long as you are healthy and have concerns about the appearance of your nose. If you are still having airflow issues through your nose, your septum, if deviated, can undergo a revision septoplasty at the same time. (Gregory Park, MD, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
Nose job for older patients
Many patient have a nose that they dislike when they are younger, but for one reason or another do not elect to have surgery. Sometimes, it is a monetary problem or a bucket list item that causes the patient to go forward with surgery. The most interesting reason to me is when the face ages, what was an acceptable nose can now become one that is not compensated for by the beauty of youth. So, in one sense, a nose job can be part of rejuvenation for an older patient. (Mark D. Wigod, MD, Boise Plastic Surgeon)
The areas that concern you can be realistically cosmetically improved with a natural appearing nose job. You are certainly not too old to undergo that procedure. Keep in mind that following advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on limited two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling your tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history and discussing the pros and cons of the operative procedure would not be in your best interest.
Natural appearing results need to be individualized and what is appropriate for one patient is not necessarily the best for someone else. I would suggest that you find a surgeon certified by the American Board of American Plastic Surgery and one who is ideally a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person. (Robert Singer, MD, La Jolla Plastic Surgeon)
Too late for a nose job?
Of course it is not too late to get a nose job! You have a nice face and pretty good skin. You would benefit from reducing the size of the nose and making it more feminine. Choose a surgeon that has the results you are trying to obtain. (Pablo Prichard, MD, Phoenix Plastic Surgeon)
We have many patients in the 50’s and 60’s that have Rhinoplasty surgery. Age is not a factor. As long as you are a healthy lady, there is no problem with having this surgery. (Robert E. Zaworski, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
You can definitely have a rhinoplasty with septal surgery to correct any breathing problems. Reduction of the dorsum, tip refinement, reduction of nasal width, and septoplasty can be performed to improve aesthetics and function. Seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. (John Michael Thomassen, MD, Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon)