As we grow older, the body treats us to all sorts of surprises. Feet get wider. Hair, eyes, and skin get drier. We lose bone all over the face and body. Which leads us to a curious question many RealSelf readers have been wondering about: Does the nose somehow get bigger as we age?

For patients who may be considering a rhinoplasty or nonsurgical nose job or may be simply noticing gradual changes in their faces, we understand why a growing nose could be a concern. But before you spend too much time worrying, find out what doctors have to say about the nose and its growth spurts. There are no dumb questions in medicine—and your doctor should answer each and every one of your concerns—but here’s one you can scratch off your list.