Rhinoplasty Facts and Procedural Information

What is an attractive nose? Very simple – it’s what you consider an aesthetically pleasing nose. This natural-looking nose should create a harmonious balance with other facial features. If you think that your nose does not meet these criteria, you may be a good candidate for nasal cosmetic surgery, otherwise known as rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty surgery in Cleveland can change your appearance and your self-confidence, but the result will not necessarily force people to change their attitude towards you. Before you decide on surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon. The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who want to improve the appearance, but not their ideals. If you are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, this is a great procedure to undergo.

Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. It also helps to correct birth defects or injury, as well as to solve problems with breathing. Secondary rhinoplasty can help eliminate the consequences of previously unsuccessfully performed rhinoplasty. If you are considering rhinoplasty, the best way to get full and detailed answers is to schedule a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon.

You may need rhinoplasty, if:

Your nose looks too big for your face;

The nose is presented with a retraction or crook;

Nose looks too wide;

Tip of the nose sags or excessively lowers;

Tip of the nose drops with a smile;

Tip of the nose is too thick or wide;

Nostrils are too wide apart;

Asymmetrical or crooked nose;

Nose is asymmetrical due to injury;

Nasal breathing is disturbed; or

You had a previous unsuccessful rhinoplasty.

Men and women of almost any age can undergo this procedure. Usually, it is recommended to wait until the end of facial growth – up to 18-20 years for girls and 19-21 years for boys – before deciding to go through with the procedure. It is also important to consider the social and emotional adjustment of adolescents and ensure that rhinoplasty is what they want, and not what their parents want. Cosmetic surgery should always be a personal decision and not another’s.

Writen by Bradford Todd