I need a nose job as my nose is wonky & I cannot breathe through one nostril. Am I a candidate for a Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Age appropriate for rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
A Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is generally best performed after the nose's growth spurt, which for girls is at the age of 14-15, and for boys 1 year later. To answer your question, YES, a rhinoplasty can be safely performed at the age of 16. A septoplasty can be done at the same time to help correct your breathing.
Best of luck, Dr. Michael Omidi
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice. The response to the question does not constitute a doctor patient relationship or formal advice.
Rhinoplasty at age 16
I need a nose job as my nose is wonky & I cannot breathe through one nostril. Am I a candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA