Most patients choose rhinoplasty because they are bothered by the look of their nose and seek to improve its shape or size and enhance facial balance. A smaller percentage of nose reshaping surgery candidates are people dealing with discomfort or breathing problems due to structural abnormalities or earlier nose injuries.
At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy for rhinoplasty. Terrific and pragmatic double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and other neighborhoods and cities in SoCal.
When to Consider Rhinoplasty?
Suitable candidates for rhinoplasty are in good general health and are willing to accept the risks involved in the surgery. They will ideally have clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations regarding the outcome.
A patient may consider rhinoplasty:
- If they are unhappy with the shape, size, and look of the nose
- If the nose is disproportionate to the face (it is too large or too small)
- If there is a nasal hump, or the nasal tip is drooping, too much elevated or broad
- If the nose is crooked, badly shaped, or misaligned
- If the patient has a birth defect in the nose that they would like to improve
An ideal candidate would seek cosmetic enhancement and natural looking results (but not perfection) in the shape and appearance of the nose.
Rhinoplasty for Teen Candidates
Rhinoplasty is quite popular among teenagers. Surgeons must ensure that the decision to undergo the procedure is the patient’s own choice and not the outcome of peer or parental pressure. Surgeons advise that girls should wait till 14 or 15 years of age and boys till a few more years before undergoing rhinoplasty. The nose usually stops growing by this age.
Specific Goals of a Candidate
Rhinoplasty modifies the shape, size, and look of the nose. In certain cases, the plastic surgeon can advise a chin implant to be performed simultaneously. This will assist in better balancing of the facial features. Rhinoplasty patients can ask their surgeons to:
- Narrow the bridge of their nose
- Widen or narrow the nostrils
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Reshape the tip of the nose
- Change the angle between the nose and upper lip
Expectations are a vital factor to be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Patients should review nose surgery before and after photos to develop reasonable expectations and then decide to go ahead with the procedure. Rhinoplasty is not just a common procedure for women, but it may also be performed on men.
Following the Surgeon’s Instructions
An ideal candidate would be committed to following the pre- and post-surgical care instructions of the rhinoplasty surgeon. They would be proactively involved in the consultation process and focus on maintaining a healthy diet and fitness before and after the surgery according to the surgeon’s advice.
Terrific and cordial double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and nearby areas in this part of the southwest for rhinoplasty and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA.
Serving Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.