Are you unhappy with your nose? If so, consider rhinoplasty. This cosmetic procedure reshapes the size and shape of the nose. It could be just what you need to boost your self-esteem and bring balance to your face. For some people, it can also allow them to breathe easier.
What is Rhinoplasty?
First, it is important to understand the structure of your nose. The top is made of bone, while the bottom is made of cartilage. Having rhinoplasty performed can help change the shape of the cartilage, bone, and/or skin. It is done to improve the breathing of those who have difficulties due to structural problems in their nose. Other people have it done to bring balance to the face. Rhinoplasty is often referred to as a nose job or nose surgery.
Who Should Consider Rhinoplasty?
This procedure can help a wide range of people. Consider rhinoplasty if any of the following situations apply to you:
- Your nose profile has lumps or bumps.
- You feel the bridge of your nose is too wide.
- The tip of your nose turns up, down, or hooks.
- You feel the tip of your nose is bulbous.
- Your nostrils are wide or upturned.
- You feel your nose is too big for your face.
- Your nostrils are asymmetrical.
- You have a deviated septum.
The first step is to sit down at a consultation and determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this surgery. We will discuss your goals for the procedure as well as your health and medical history. An ideal candidate for rhinoplasty is:
- Someone who is done growing.
- Someone with a positive outlook.
- Someone with realistic expectations.
- A person who is physically healthy.
- A non-smoker.
After your procedure, you will be given specific aftercare instructions to ensure you heal quickly and have the best results possible. The results of your surgery will be very long-lasting. It is natural for the shape of your face, including your nose, to change slightly with age. Overall, however, your results will remain for the rest of your life.
Would you like to learn more about rhinoplasty and whether or not it can benefit you? Simply book an appointment at the office of Mark P. Solomon, MD to get started. We have locations in Beverly Hills and Bala Cynwyd/Philadelphia. Contact us today to set up your consultation for nose surgery. We look forward to hearing from you!