Patients have nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) for different reasons. Some have sustained an injury that distorted their nose, some need surgery to improve their breathing, and others simply want to improve the appearance of their nose.
Rhinoplasty can improve health and appearance. Whatever the reason for the surgery, skin type, ethnic background and age are factors your surgeon will consider when talking to you about the surgery. Patients must reach the full growth before the nose is operated on, usually around 15 or 16.