This patient is a perfect candidate for upper eyelid surgery for several
reasons. She has eyebrows that are nice and high (it's harder to get the
surgery right if the eyebrows are droopy). The excess skin on her upper
lids has caused a fold that hangs down on her lashes, preventing her from being
able to put eyeliner on her upper eyelids. And because of its excess, the
skin in her upper lids has become crinkly. Note the increased smoothness
of that crinkly upper eyelid skin in the after picture.
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Why do I have to wait until I'm 18 years of age to have my nose fixed?
When I was about 10 or 12 I broke my nose in a car crash. I am 16 now and my nose is bent and my left nostril is blocked because of my nose bending towards the right because it's broken. I really want a doctor to just break it back or set it straight but when I went to hospital when I was 15, the doctors said I will have to wait until I am 18 to get it fixed. They said that my face is still developing so that's why they wont do it. Would it be possible if I could get it fixed at this age?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Hmm. I think you're probably ready.
In my practice, most women aged 15 or older are ready for a rhinoplasty. We like to see that a woman is having regular periods and is about done getting taller. Then it's okay.
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