The tip of the nose tends to droop with time, like everything else, so we
interpret a long nose as belonging to an older face. A rhinoplasty,
therefore, can be performed as a facial rejuvenation procedure, to make the face
She had a face lift at the same time as her nose surgery. The face lift
smoothed her jaw line, but shortening her nose added considerably to the
impression of youth in her face.
But issues of youth aside, she just thought her nose was too long for her
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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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