Question: I never had a problem with my nose but now, as I’m about to turn 60, I’ve been noticing that it’s changed in shape over the years. The tip seems to have become more round and my nostrils more noticeable. Is this something that can be fixed with a nose job? Is it normal for changes like this to occur with age?
Answer: Our face and nose changes with age. This is normal as long as nothing is actually growing on your nose like a mass. While the typical age for rhinoplasty is in the late teenage years up to about the mid thirties, many older patients undergo primary rhinoplasty to look younger in fact. My oldest primary rhinoplasty patient was in her 70’s and she loved the changes of her nose. The important thing is to create a nose that is age-appropriate. You don’t want a 14 year old’s nose on a 60 year old!