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Who Are the Best Candidates for Rhinoplasty? 

Posted Jun 20 2013 9:13am

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery is definitely the best option if you are looking for a lasting cosmetic improvement for your nose. Given below are some considerations which will help to decide whether you are a candidate for rhinoplasty.

When to Consider Nose Reshaping Surgery?

If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your nose, you can opt for rhinoplasty. Whether you have a bump on the nose, a crooked portion of cartilage or an uneven looking nose, you are a candidate for this cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. You should have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes. The surgeon may correct some but not all aspects related to the nose. With rhinoplasty, the following issues can be addressed:
  • The nasal bridge can be thinned
  • The nose profile can be made even
  • An uneven nose shape can be corrected
  • The tip of a large, bulbous, drooping or upturned nose can be altered
  • The nose width can be adjusted
Many people have the impression that rhinoplasty is only a cosmetic procedure. However, it is provided for corrective purposes as well. With this procedure, facial deformities that are present right from birth or those caused due to traumatic injuries can be corrected.

Age Considerations

The bone structure of the nose would be evaluated for making sure that the facial growth is completed. Typically, this procedure will not be performed on someone who is younger than 13 years, because the bones are not yet set in place. If this procedure is performed at a very young age, then the results may not be very effective.

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for This Surgery?

Whether owing to mental health issues or due to some medical condition, not everyone may be a good candidate for this procedure. Psychiatric evaluation may be recommended prior to the surgery for assessing your expectations and understanding about the procedure. A person is not a good candidate if he/she has major health conditions such as:
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Heart Murmur
  • Asthma
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
Recovery issues may be faced by patients who are chain smokers. Schedule a consultation with a reliable plastic surgeon to find out if you are a candidate for rhinoplasty.  A skilled and experienced surgeon can provide results closest to your expectations. Make sure that you follow all the directions provided by the surgeon to benefit from good aesthetic and reconstructive results, and speedy recovery.

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