Dr. Susan Gannon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Common Questions about Rhinoplasty

How old do I have to be to have rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be performed at any age. However, it is optimal to wait until after the majority of growth is complete. Girls should wait until their mid-teens and boys their later teens.

Does it matter if I've had previous surgeries or an injury?
Yes. This can affect the outcome of your surgery. It is important to let your plastic surgeon know if you've have had previous surgery or injuries.

Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is usually considered elective cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance. In some cases, it may be covered if the surgery is required as a result of an injury. Contact your insurance carrier for specifics about your coverage information.

Dr. Gannon is a board certified plastic surgeon in Albany. She specializes in cosmetic surgery including rhinoplasty. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
Dr. Gannon

Susan Gannon, MD

Plastic Surgeon



455 Patroon Creek Boulevard #101
Albany, NY 12206


(518) 438-0505