Okay, what can we see from this view? Her nostrils appear to be about
the same, so we didn't change the length of her nose significantly. We
know from the other views that we removed a hump, and perhaps we can see a
little of that from the difference in the shadowing along her dorsum between
the before and after pictures.
There are two changes that we can see here. The tip was narrowed, so if
you look closely, you'll see that the prominences of the tip cartilages were
reduced, and you can barely see the improvement in the contour of 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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