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I’ve heard that the nose continues to grow as you get older.

Question:

I’ve heard that the nose continues to grow as you get older. Is this true? I’m only 25 and getting a nose job next month and that seems like a lot of years for my nose and the results of my nose job to change.

Answer:

As a person ages, subtle changes occur to the nose. The nasal skin can become thicker especially at the tip of the nose. Also the nasal tip may droop due to relaxation of the soft tissue attachments of the cartilage. This gives the appearance of the nose “growing.” Because these changes usually don’t occur until the fifth or sixth decade of life, you should retain the shape of your nose for many years after your surgery.

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