The frontal view shows the narrowing of the wide area where her hump was, and
the elevation of the tip of her nose after surgery. We can see a glimpse
of her nostrils in the after picture; they were hidden in the before picture by
her drooping tip.
One way to evaluate the shortening of the nose from the frontal view is to
pay attention to the two white dots on the tip of the nose. Those white
dots are reflections from the flashes. Compare the white dots' positions
in the two photos above.
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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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