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Should my teenager have a nose job?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Normally rhinoplasty surgery or a nose job should not be performed before age 14-16. It is vital that the nasal cartilages and bony vault be fully developed prior to elective nasal surgery. Rhinoplasty, when performed by a board certified otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon can greatly enhance the patient's self esteem and breathing. Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed for several reasons on a teenager. Cosmetic reasons may include a large dorsal hump, tip droop, wide nasal base, or nasal shift. Functional reasons may include septal deviation, nasal bone fracture, turbinate hypertrophy. 

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