Doing plastic surgery to straighten the nose

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Q: My daughter has a strange nose. It is very asymmetrical where one side is bigger, wider and a different shape. It does not bother her or cause her physical harm and she is unaware due to young age but I fear when she does realise this defect. I contemplate would she be able to do plastic surgery in order to correct this and if not, what actions should I take so that she does not feel insecure?


A: It is permissible to do the surgery.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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