Age 16, Male and Feeling Insecure: Do I need a nose job? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
No one NEEDS a rhinoplasty
First of all, you may be too young for a rhinoplasty. You need to have stopped growing to have it done. Secondly, no one needs a rhinoplasty. As a rhinoplasty surgeon, I can find things to change in most noses, but it does not mean you need to have surgery. I suggest you wait a few years, say 3-4, to get more used to your adult body and body image and then see a rhinoplasty specialist about what specifically is bothering you about your nose.
This is a question you have to ask yourself, if you are insecure and constantly aware of your nose then the answer is yes.
Consult with a local plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
Do I need a nose job?
Rhinoplasty must be a decision that you make. I think it is also helpful for the patient to identify the aspects of the nose that he or she does not like.
Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials 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