Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery - Reshaping the nose
Known technically as a rhinoplasty , the operation for the reconstruction of the nose is not only one of the oldest but also one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery. Depending upon the demands of facial symmetry and individual taste, the nose can be shortened, straightened, narrowed, or even lengthened. If a nose deformity has caused breathing problems, the surgeon will take the correction of this into account in planning the reconstruction.
Barring accidents, most children's noses are perfectly adequate until they enter their teens, when the facial bones begin to take on the contours determined by inheritance. Teenagers are especially sensitive about their looks, but if nose surgery seems advisable, it is usually best to wait until the child is at least 14 or 15 years of age.