Am I a Canditate for Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I am 16 years old and am considering getting a rhinoplasty. My nose bridge has a slight bump and when I smile the tip of my nose droops. Also when I smile the sides of my nose spread. My nose seems to also overpower my small face.I feel that I am a good candidate for a rhinoplasty, I would be doing it for myself because it is the only thing that makes me feel insecure, please let me know what procedure if any should be done to my nose.

Doctor Answers 11

Not a candidate for Nose Job

You have a generally aesthetic nose with good proportions. The profile shows a minimal bump and your nose is straight and natural-appearing. You are not a good candidate for Rhinoplasty based on minimal benefit and the potential for making the nose too short. I would leave it alone.

Dr. G

Orlando Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Am I a Canditate for Rhinoplasty?

 From the photo, there is a very slight dorsal bump the could be reduced combined with thinning of the tip through a closed Rhinoplasty.  Be sure the Rhinoplasty Surgeon, you select, understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial (and nasal) beauty for the creation of a naturally, more attractive nose.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 25 reviews


I can see the bumb on your nose and bringing it down is possible. You can remove some of the extra tissue in the tip of your nose to make it smaller as well. However not seeing the full conture of your nose makes it difficult to recomend. Consulting with you is the best way to determin your needs.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

A very small hump can be removed and the tip slightly narrowed and refined. Minimal  changes may beoriate but I would not recommend surgery without examining you and consulting with you.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Are you a good candidate for Rhinoplasty

I would need to see full face photos in order to begin to evaluate your situation. The balance of your nose to rest of your facial features is an integral component tot the evaluation process.

Jay M. Pensler, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 14 reviews


Based on the limited photos, your nose looks pretty good and I probably would not operate on it.  An in office consultation would be the best way to say for sure.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews


Based on the limited photos you have supplied, it is hard to see how the nose relates to the rest of your face and whether it 'overpowers' it or not.  The nasal hump can be rasped down and the dropping nasal tip can be addressed.  I would recommend that you consult with a board certified specialist who can best address your needs and help you achieve the results you seek.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty

It would be better if we could see a picture of your whole face.  ( front and side views)  Also, an in person consultation would really give us an accurate picture of what you really need, if anything.  Good luck!

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Rhinoplasty candidate--not you!

The items you point out are normal and the size of your nose is good. The very slight bump can be filed down if it really bothers you: otherwise leave it alone. You can always find someone to operate and I have  seen many noses like yours over the past 35 years of doing rhinoplasty made worse by surgeons who told the patient what they wanted to hear!

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

You don't need it based on this pics



Purely based on these pictures, I would tell you that you do not "need" a rhinoplasty but I would need to see better pictures showing the rest of your face as well.  

Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

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