I am 15 years old and have a hook nose, which I would like, corrected. Am I considered too young for surgery?
Parents often bring their children to consult with me regarding cosmetic nasal surgery, or rhinoplasty. The age at which they can have surgery depends on two factors. One whether they are male or female and the second is if the patient has physically developed adequately for their age. In general, the rhinoplasty procedure can first be performed in girls from age fourteen to sixteen. If the girl is a well developed fourteen, then the surgery can be performed. However, if the girl is physically underdeveloped by age fourteen, then it is best to wait a year or two.Boys can undergo the rhinoplasty procedure between ages sixteen through eighteen. Again, the determination of whether to do it at sixteen or eighteen depends on their physical development.
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