There are many reasons why someone wants to change the size or shape of their nose. But no matter the reason, not liking the appearance of your nose can have a huge impact on your self-confidence. When it comes to rhinoplasty (also called nose surgery), each patient is different. So, who is a good candidate for nose surgery? Read on to learn more.
- You want to change the size and shape of your nose. The appearance of your nose is the main reason why people want to undergo nose surgery. Some of the more common reasons why people don’t like their nose is it looks out of proportion with the rest of the face, the tip droops or is bulbous, there is a bump or depression on the bridge of the nose or the nose is crooked, the sidewalls are depressed or the nostrils are excessively flared.
- You have injured your nose. Trauma to the nose during regular activities or even sports can leave your nose permanently crooked or misshapen.
- You want to improve airflow. While many people want a nose job because of aesthetics, restricted or blocked nasal passages can impact quality of life or sleep. Patients want to open nasal passages and improve their breathing.
- You are in good overall health and you don’t smoke. Smoking can lead to poor healing or infection. You will want to quit several weeks before surgery. You will also discuss any pre-existing conditions or health concerns you have with your surgeon to make sure none poses a risk with surgery or recovery.
- Your facial growth is complete. You nose needs to be done growing before you undergo surgery. Your nose keeps growing through your teenage years, so you will want to wait. Otherwise, your results may be affected by continued changes.
- You have a positive outlook and specific, realistic goals. During your consultation, you will discuss your concerns with your surgeon and tell him what you don’t like about your nose. Your surgeon will discuss how the surgery can benefit you and improve your appearance.