Pay attention to the white dots on the tip of the nose and to the more subtle
highlights on the nose in between her eyes. Those dots and highlights are
reflections from the flash. The white dots on the tip are
just a bit higher in position in the after picture, indicating that the tip of the nose was
elevated during surgery.
In the after picture, the white highlights on her nose between her eyes flow
down onto the nose a small distance, allowing you to see that her nose is narrow
in the mid-dorsum. In the before picture, you see less of those
highlights flowing down the nose, because the before nose is wider and less
The base view of her nose, view 9,
also illustrates the narrowing of her nose quite well.
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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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