Question: My 15-year-old daughter has been asking for a nose job. I; however, do not feel that it is appropriate for someone her age to have such a serious cosmetic procedure. What are the risks of a teen having this kind of surgery?
Answer: Well first of all I would have to make sure that your 15 year old has completely stopped growing and has fully matured physically. If that is the case then the risks of a cosmetic rhinoplasty are the same in your 15-year-old daughter as they would be in you, yourself. If she has not completed her growth phase then I would recommend postponing the rhinoplasty until this has happened, but overall the risks of a rhinoplasty in a teenage are the same as risks in adults.