The changes that can be made in rhinoplasty depend largely on the
patient's starting anatomy. Some noses require shaping by removal of a
prominent hump, others by straightening a crooked appearance, others still by
refining a drooping or enlarged nasal tip. Certain changes are feasible in some
individuals, and not in others. A complete consultation is required prior to
consideration of surgery.
The only age requirement for rhinoplasty is that the midface has
matured adequately. Most patients seeking rhinoplasty in my practice range from
their mid teens to early 50's. However, we evaluate patients based on
physiologic and not chronologic age. Most healthy post pubescent individuals
that have nasal characteristics which can be addressed by rhinoplasty are good
candidates for surgery.
Published Work by Dr. Prendiville
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