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RHINOPLASTY - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: WHO ARE THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR RHINOPLASTY?
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
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.
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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."
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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
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