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How Much Improvement Can Be Expected from Rhinoplasty?

I can go for a rhinoplasty as well. How much improvement can I hope for? Which doctors can give me such result?

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Rhinoplasty provides highly predictable improvements


Rhinoplasty can provide dramatic facial aesthetic improvements with only subtle changes to the nose. The reason rhinoplasty can make such a change is because the nose is the most central and most projecting feature of your face. If your nose has irregularities, then it draws attention away from your eyes and the rest of your face.

When looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon, research well and find a surgeon who has extensive rhinoplasty experience and who commits the majority of his/her practice to rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Your surgeon should have a consistent track record for excellent results. To determine if this is so, ask your surgeon to show you lots of before and after pictures of patients with your particular features, and speak to other patients from that doctor.

Furthermore, find a surgeon who is committed to precision and detail, because such traits will help guarantee that you will have an excellent outcome. Computer simulations are very helpful to predict your precise outcome, and long-term results for my rhinoplasty patients are very close if not identical to their simulations. Hence, to answer your question, your expectations for predictable and precise improvements after a rhinoplasty should be quite high.

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Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Improvement in Rhinoplasty


An experienced surgeon will help you establish reasonable expectations depending on your personal physical findings. Experience is the most important consideration in achiev ing the best possible result. In general, satisfaction is high in rhinoplasty surgery.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hi, rhinoplasty surgery can change the appearance of the face by bringing the nose into harmony with the rest of your features. The specific changes that you might need would have to be determined by your surgeon. I suggest that you see a plastic surgeon in your region who has experience with rhinoplasty and who is able to show you before and after photos from other patients. Good luck, /nsn.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty: Subtle Changes Can Produce a Dramatic Results


Rhinoplasty can have either a dramatic effect or a subtle effect on the appearance of the nose depending on what techniques are used and depending on the patient's preference. The best rhinoplasty is one which produces a nose that both looks good and functions well. When performed correctly, other people should not be able to tell that your nose has been operated on, but rather they should that it looks natural.

The best way for patient to gain a better understanding of how their nose might look is to visit with a surgeon who uses computer imaging to set the goals for surgery. Recently, 3D rhinoplasty imaging has become available which allows patients to compare their preop picture with a simulated postop picture and look at them from any angle to see how surgery might change their overall appearance. Gaining a better understanding of what the result would look like before undergoing surgery can help make that decision.

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Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Improvement after rhinoplasty



Rhinoplasty is a procedure that typically yields very satisfying results. The whole look of your face can improve by making subtle improvements to the nose. When choosing a physician, it is important to do a bit of research. You want to choose a doctor who has a great deal of experience and can give you the results you are looking for. Always remember that it is important to have realistic expectations when choosing to undergo rhinoplasty surgery.

Dr. Nassif

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty results are individually based


The results from a cosmetic rhinoplasty are based on the individual's nose. There is no way to determine how much change you can expect without seeing pictures of your nose.

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What to expect from Rhinoplasty



In order to answer your question, I would need to know the following:

  1. Need to see photos: front, oblique, profile and base views. I have patients email me photos prior to an e-consult. Video imaging can be performed by having you dial in securely into our computers. You will be able to see what changes can be accomplished.
  2. Need to know what changes you would like to see. Take down a bump/hump on your bridge, narrow the bridge of your nose, or alter/refine the tip of your nose. Rhinoplasty surgery is customized based on the individuals requests matched up to what is possible given their particular anatomy.
  3. Do you have any problems breathing out of your nose? Correcting a deviated septum or shrinking down swollen turbinates if indicated during rhinoplasty is an important part of the surgery. If you have breathing issues, select a surgeon with experience in both the cosmetic and functional aspects of rhinoplasty, ideally double board certified- ENT (Otolaryngologist) and plastic surgery.

Good luck!

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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It all depends what you are trying to achieve and your expectations.  You can not look at a book and say I will take that nose or I want my nose to look like that.

So there are limits and the limits pertain to your anatomy.  You need to look for a plastic surgeon, board certified and take it from there.

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Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty improvement


Rhinoplasty can do many things inlcuding provided an improved cosmetic result and improve breathing in patients that have difficulty.  Discuss you concerns with your doctor and be realistic in your expectations.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Nose Improvement with Rhinoplasty Results


Rhinoplasty is not one operation, but many potential operations. Every patient is unique. Removing the hump from a nose to create a straight profile, and narrowing a bulbous tip are the most common requests for cosmetic nasal surgery.

The goal in nasal surgery is to recreate balance of the nose with the rest of the face. A subtle change in the nose may create a profound improvement in facial balance.

Rhinoplasty surgery may improve the nose and provide great results. Only after a comprehensive nasal evaluation can a rhinoplasty surgeon determine the most appropriate option for you. Best of luck.

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Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.

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