I’m 15 and I really want to get a nose job. Can I get this done at my age?

Question: I’m 15 and I really want to get a nose job. Can I get this done at my age?

Answer: Rhinoplasty (nose job) can be performed at any age for various reasons. For example, young children may undergo rhinoplasty for birth defects such as cleft lip. Teenagers sometimes present for rhinoplasty with concerns including a dorsal hump or a displeasing nasal tip. These deformities can be corrected with rhinoplasty. If the teenaged patient is mature enough understand the ramifications of surgery, he or she may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. In most cases, this will also require consent of the patient’s parents/guardians.

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