Like all other organs in our body, the nose undergoes some changes over time. Average bone and cartilage development is completed around 18 years of age. This age of maturation can continue until the age of 18 for girls and 20 for boys.
Rhinoplasty up to 5th decades, after this, there will be no development in the bone and cartilage tissue, but the soft tissue (skin, subcutaneous, ligaments) changes will continue with the advancing age or with the change in the fat distribution in the body.
With advancing age, the thickness of the subcutaneous tissues increases, and the ligaments are stretched. Especially in the subcutaneous tissues at the tip of the nose, the thickness increases and there is a downward movement with the effect of gravity.
This explains the fact that people with much more beautiful noses in their youth have lower nasal tips after the age of 40-50, and that they have a hump on their back and their noses appear larger.
In addition, another reason for the nose shape change is the change in the proportion of fat tissue in the face due to weight gain or weight loss. Sometimes, at a very young age, due to rapid weight loss, especially the fat pads on the cheeks and the melting of the fat tissue on the face, the nose may appear to be relatively larger. In addition to all these physiological changes.
Even people who are quite at peace with their noses in their youth may want to undergo surgery due to the physiological conditions I mentioned above.
Breathing functions are negatively affected due to the physiological changes mentioned above. The most important situation that negatively affects breathing here is due to the decrease in the external valve angle due to the drop of the nose tip and the changes in the physiology in the nose.
These patients can apply to correct the drop and enlargement at the tip of the nose and to breathe better. In these patients, we can restore both the nasal cartilage, which we call septum, and the natural nose that breathes healthy with the surgery we will do, especially the tip of the nose.
By the way, I want to point out that there is no upper age limit for nose surgery. We can perform this surgery at any age permitted by the general health condition of the person.
To sum up, our nose is also affected by all age-changing processes in the human body. This situation sometimes causes loss of aesthetics and function loss in humans. We can correct all these ailments with Septorhinoplasty surgery.