Is Rhinoplasty Right For You?

Is Rhinoplasty Right For You?

Rhinoplasty can be used to either improve the symmetry and appearance of the nose or correct constrictive breathing conditions in a patient. Some people may not have a nose with the optimal or desired shape due to deformities from injuries or birth defects. The surgeon reshapes and/or resizes the nose, nose tip and the nasal bridge during a rhinoplasty surgery, so the aesthetics and functionality of the nose are enhanced. It is essential to choose an experienced cosmetic surgeon for the purpose of a rhinoplasty so the desired results are achieved, and there is no need for a revision procedure.

Are you a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

  • Nasal imperfections: Rhinoplasty can be used to correct cases of unsymmetrical, crooked or bumpy noses. It can also correct the nasal structure in individuals with large, drooping, upturned or bulbous nose tips. It is a good consideration for patients with wide noses or nasal bridges, who look to have it altered.
  • Age: As far as age goes, a rhinoplasty cannot be carried out on individuals under 13 years of age, as the nasal bones may not have developed and positioned properly at younger ages. Undergoing a rhinoplasty at a younger age, when the facial structure has not completely developed could alter the results in the future, or make it ineffective.
  • Health conditions: Individuals with health conditions like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure and anemia may not qualify for a rhinoplasty. The doctor will have a look at the patient’s medical history and current state of health before determining whether or not they are suitable for a rhinoplasty.
  • Expectations: Patients should have realistic expectations of the surgery and not unreasonable expectations of perfection. They should understand that while a rhinoplasty can enhance the aesthetics of their nose, it will not make them transform into a different person.

Interested in Learning More About Rhinoplasty? Contact Dr. Jennifer L. Walden

For more information about rhinoplasty or any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. Jennifer L. Walden. We are located in Austin Texas and can be reached directly at 512.328.4100. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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