What is Rhinoplasty? Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

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What is Rhinoplasty? Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, usually referred to as "nose job," is a popular choice for people who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their nose. The reason for rhinoplasty can be to change the look of the nose, enhance breathing, or maybe both.

The aim of rhinoplasty is to adapt the nose to the patient's ideal aesthetics and functionality, taking into account the skin type and the entire facial structure. The doctor will consider the other facial characteristics, the skin on your nose, and what you would like to change when planning your rhinoplasty. If you are a candidate for operation, your doctor will create a personalized plan for you.

How you prepare

  • Your medical history form. The encouragement for surgery and the ambitions are the most important matter. The medical assistants will also ask questions about your medical history— such as a history of nasal obstruction, surgery, and any medicine you take. You might not be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you have a bleeding condition, such as hemophilia.

  • Physical review. Your doctor will perform a full physical evaluation, including any laboratory tests, such as blood tests prior to surgery. He or she will also analyze your facial features and the inside and outside of your nose.

  • Photographs. Your doctor will take pictures of your nose from various angles. Your surgeon may use computer software to edit photos showing you what kind of results are achievable. Most significantly, the images allow for a specific discussion of the aims of surgery.

What rhinoplasty can treat

  • Nose length in comparison to the facial symmetry
  • Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils 
  • Nose outline with noticeable humps or depressions at the bridge
  • Nasal tip that is widened or misshapen, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are wide, broad or upturned 
  • Nasal asymmetry

Oct 01, 2018

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