Who should consider nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty)?

To be considered a good candidate for surgery you need to be realistic and sensible about the outcome. The results of rhinoplasty are quite dramatic and very good and many people are pleased with the outcome.

Your age will be a consideration. The minimum age for surgery is usually around 14 or 15 although there may be exceptions to this. Generally, surgeons prefer to wait until you have finished growing before considering you for surgery. It is also the case that teenagers tend to be rather sensitive about their appearance and this needs to be taken into account.

If you are experiencing any of the following then surgery may be an option:

  • Damage to your nose caused by an accident or injury
  • Congenital defect
  • A nose that is too small or too large
  • Excessively flared nostrils
  • An enlarged, drooping or thickened nasal tip
  • Crooked or off-centre nose

If you are in good health and have realistic expectations then there is no reason why you shouldn’t have surgery.

Your fitness for surgery will be discussed in the consultation between you and your surgeon. He or she will have a list of criteria for cosmetic surgery and will also take into account your age, medical history and psychological motivations.

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