Q&A: Could I get a nose job at the age of 15 years old?
posted on 4/20/2015
Ask A Doctor Question:
Could I get a nose job at the age of 15 years old? I am a female who has out grown her 18 year old sister and is soon to pass my mothers height. My nose has always been big and its not that its too big for my face (which it is) it's just that I do not like the shape nor wideness of it. I'm unconfident with it and would like to fix it. My mother and father are all for it because they know it will make me happy. The only problem is finding out if I'm too young or not
--John J. Obi, MD
--Richard Sadove, MD
The most commonly used age limit for rhinoplasty is 16 years. Physical growth and emotional maturity are felt to be acceptable for most patients at this age. These criteria are not completely immutable, however. Some patients may be good candidates for rhinoplasty at a younger age.
--Steven A. Goldman, MD
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