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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
ear surgery
 
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Everyone has a different feel for what constitutes protruding ears.  These ears weren't bad, they did contain the normal folds of cartilage, but the upper part of the ears were too projecting for the way she wore her hair and the way she saw herself.  Fine.  As long as the operation can be accomplished safely, meeting the patient's goals, it's okay to proceed.


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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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