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Chase Brown
one year ago
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Nose surgery?

Ok so im a 15 year old male (don't plan on getting surgery soon) im wondering if I could get my nose smaller and my lips. If so how old is required?

Procedure: Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
Type: Question

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) is usually delayed until the nose gets to its adult size and shape. In men, this occurs around age 15-16. However, if you have breathing issues due to a deviated septum or some such, surgery can be suggested earlier to reduce your symptoms. If you are under 18, you would need your parents' permission. You should discuss your concerns with your parents and, if they are supportive, seek a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. You can use the Find-A-Surgeon tool on this website to locate an ASPS member surgeon near you.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. You would be able to pursue surgery at this age with parental consent and assuming your nose has not changed in size or appearance. Hope this helps

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Jon Harrell
ASPS Surgeon
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16-17 years old is my typical earliest age for male Rhinoplasty patients. When you seek a consultation you should get a pretty clear idea from the surgeon as which of your surgical goals are reasonable. Best of luck

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