I'm 12 years old female turning 13 on July 2nd. Can I get a nose job? (Photo)
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Rhinoplasty at 13 years of age
Rhinoplasty in 13 year old.
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I'm 12 years old female turning 13 on July 2nd. Can I get a nose job?
Rhinoplasty in a young person
Rhinoplasty in a young person for functional or cosmetic reasons has been a controversial area and the main concern is that since the growth spurt of the mid face region has not yet finished ... any early intervention may be jeopardised by further fast growth ... necessitating a revision nasal surgery in higher number of patients.
I have been involved in research in this area and offer surgery to a younger person in a select few where deferring the surgery is the poorer option ... either due to its functional or psychological effects the delay may have on the person. The tissue characteristics change very quickly in your age-group and looking at the limited visual information available here ... I suggest that it is advisable to wait further two years before seeking advise from a Rhinoplasty specialist in your region. It is an excellent idea to involve people from within your support circle ... like a family member ... in the decision making process ... right from the beginning.
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