Dr. Timek usually recommends that patients wait until they are at least 14 or 15, and possibly older for boys, before undergoing rhinoplasty. This is because the nose may not be fully developed at a younger age. If you are a teen, Dr. Timek will want to be certain that you have thought carefully about surgery and that the desire to change your appearance is based on your own feelings rather than those of your parents or friends.
Assuming you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for having your nose reshaped. Rhinoplasty is sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift or other rejuvenate surgery to correct aging changes of the nose such as a drooping tip. Sometimes certain breathing problems related to the internal nasal structures can be corrected at the same time as nose reshaping is performed. Dr. Timek will be able to help you determine whether these structures should be modified along with reshaping your nose.
During the initial consultation with Dr. Timek, you may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help Dr. Timek to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.