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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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One of the questions a rhinoplasty surgeon is constantly confronted with is how short to make a nose that starts out too long.  Different faces require noses of different length, depending on the patient's age, sex, height, and other factors.  This woman had a very short nose, both before and after her reconstruction.  Note how her very short nose works great on her face.


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Questioner: 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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