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Q: rhinoplasty ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: rhinoplasty
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: imreza-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 07 Nov 2005 13:02 PST
Expires: 07 Dec 2005 13:02 PST
Question ID: 590222
Starting at what age is it ok to do rhinoplasty? I have a 17 yr old
daughter who wants to get one.
Subject: Re: rhinoplasty
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 07 Nov 2005 13:19 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi imreza,

Thank you for your question.

Please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only,
and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice
from your physician or health care provider.



A.  Also, age may be a consideration. Although changes occur in the
nose throughout life, the major growth is completed by the time a
person reaches puberty. Rhinoplasty may be performed as early as 13 or
14 years of age. This helps avoid psychological trauma during early
teenage years.


Rhinoplasty4you - Frequently Asked Questions

11. I am 16 and have been thinking of rhinoplasty for a long time. At
what age is it safe to have a rhinoplasty?

Usually rhinoplasty is performed at the earliest, 13 or 14 years of
age in girls and 15 to 16 years of age in boys. Reason being, and it
is a known fact, girls physically mature faster than boys and the
collective goal is to perform surgery when at least 90% of the growth
is complete. There are major growth centers in the nose that affect
the growth of the face.

========= - Cosmetic Surgery Times

Bruce A. Wolf, M.D., from Elizabethtown, Ky., says, "I don't do anyone
younger than 18, unless it's a congenital problem. I will do
rhinoplasties on kids who can't breathe, but generally, I like to wait
until the growth of their face is complete, and that's usually about
16 or 17."

========= - Nose Surgery Rhinoplasty

Q.Can Rhinoplasty be done at any age?

A. In most instances, the earliest recommended age for an aesthetic
rhinoplasty is the mid-teen years when the nose has attained 90
percent growth


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Best regards,
imreza-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: rhinoplasty
From: tlspiegel-ga on 07 Nov 2005 15:31 PST
Hi imreza,

Thank you for the 5 star rating.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: rhinoplasty
From: star711-ga on 09 Feb 2006 19:49 PST
There is a good article on Rhinoplasty at:

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