Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery
People thinking about rhinoplasty procedure are generally unhappy with their nasal appearance and are looking for ways to make their features more balanced. Few people consider rhinoplasty for correcting breathing difficulties and functional concerns arising from trauma, pervious rhinoplasty, and anatomical abnormalities.
Suitable rhinoplasty candidates are in good health and in a position to understand the risks associated with the surgery. They should have reasonable expectations from the procedure. Your surgeon will assess your overall medical condition, quality and type of skin, facial and nasal structure, and review all your health records for determining your candidacy for nose reshaping.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz provides rhinoplasty to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and surrounding communities.
Suitable Candidates for Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty candidates are generally the ones that are unhappy with the shape and size of their nose in relation to other features of the face. The surgery may be recommended if you are suffering from functional issues, such as discomfort owing to congenital deformities, previous nose surgery, trauma, and breathing difficulties.
Suitable candidates for rhinoplasty plastic surgery are typically adults in good overall health with clear objectives and reasonable expectations. Candidates should be aware of associated risks. They should also be prepared to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions.
Generally, one or more of the following concerns are experienced by nose reshaping candidates:
- The nose is too small or large
- Nose base is too wide
- Nasal bridge has a hump or bump
- Nasal tip is bulbous or flat
- Nasal tip is droopy, protuberant, or large
- Nostrils are flared, pinched, or oversized
- Nose seems crooked or off-center
- Nose is not symmetrical because of an injury
- Nose has functional abnormalities making breathing difficult
Suitable Teen Candidates
Nose reshaping is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure among teen candidates. However, not every teenager is a suitable candidate for the procedure. Your surgeon will assess whether rhinoplasty is suitable for correcting your unique concerns. They will first evaluate self-esteem issues (if any) experienced by the teen. They will also determine whether the teen wants the procedure performed because of parental or peer pressure or of their own choice.
Some experts suggest that girl candidates should not get rhinoplasty performed before the age of 14. Boys should wait a few more years to get the procedure performed. Regardless of the age, rhinoplasty will only be performed by a surgeon once the candidate’s nose is fully developed.
Objective of the Candidate
The surgeon will assess the correlation between the chin and nose before recommending a customized surgical plan in case the patient wants to improve the balance between their facial features. In some cases, the patient may want to combine a nose job with chin augmentation or chin reduction for improved facial balance.
General Considerations for a Candidate
The best way for a rhinoplasty patient to assess their candidacy for the procedure is by speaking with a qualified surgeon. The physician will evaluate the skin quality, medical history, mental preparedness, and cosmetic goals of the patient before recommending treatment. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz receives patients from Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and nearby areas for nose surgery.
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