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QUESTION: 

What is the best age to perform a rhinoplasty?

ANSWER:

Typically, the rhinoplasty is best performed after the age of 15 or 16 on young boys and girls. Because girls tend to mature sooner than boys, it may be possible to perform the operation at a slightly younger age in girls. Ideally, the patient should be completed with puberty and with facial growth. There really is no limit on how old the patient can be for a rhinoplasty. Typically, as one ages, the supporting tissues of the nose weakens making the nose appears longer and wider. A rhinoplasty in an older person can often give a more youthful and perkier look.

(Question from 16 year old female patient looking for Rhinoplasty)

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