If you are considering rhinoplasty (also known as a ‘nose job’), it’s important to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that alters the internal structure of the nose to improve its external appearance and/or function. Whether you want to correct an issue caused by injury or simply feel that your natural nose shape could be improved, rhinoplasty may be a suitable option for you.
You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if your facial growth is complete, you are in general good health, you don’t smoke, and you have realistic goals and expectations about a rhinoplasty procedure. At Correa Plastic Surgery, we understand that a rhinoplasty is different for both men and women. These approaches are taken into consideration during your initial consultation.
Some of the conditions that may require surgical correction are:
- Straightening a crooked nose
- Reducing a hump
- Making a wide nose narrow
- Refining a bulbous tip
- Changing the aspect of a tip that droops down
- Reducing the length of the nose
- Restructuring collapsed nostrils
- Repairing a deviated septum
- Fixing a nasal valve collapse
One important thing to consider about rhinoplasty is how the shape of your nose will affect other parts of your face. Some patients feel a narrower nose makes their wrinkles more prominent or their lips appear too thin. You must also consider the recovery period associated with rhinoplasty, which can be lengthy. Although much of your results can be seen after 3-6 weeks, there can still be significant changes seen up to 1 year (or longer) after surgery.
If you would like to discuss your candidacy for rhinoplasty, schedule a free consultation today! Call us at 281.419.9119