Am I mature enough for Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Emotional maturity for rhinoplasty
What is of equal importance to the physical maturity of the face is the emotional maturity of the patient. When considering cosmetic surgery, it is important to do it for the right motivations-doing it for yourself to look good and feel more confident about your appearance. Additionally, it is important to have realistic expectations about the type of result that can be achieved following rhinoplasty surgery; an improvement in the appearance of the nose, improved balance and harmony between the nose and your facial features, and a timeless result-a result that will look good both right now and in the future.
It appears that there are some things with your nose that could be improved and you would benefit from seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to see what options there are for you.
It is quite unfortunate that you left your school because people were teasing you. I hope you have found a better school where you can attend and enjoy yourself - don't allow anyone to deprive you of your opportunity to learn and get an education. I hope you have someone around you that you can talk to if this continues to happen.
Based on your description, you're likely physiologically old enough to undergo rhinoplasty surgery at age 14..
Hope this helps.
Am I Mature Enough for Rhinoplasty?
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Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Rhinoplasty at age 14
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