Thank you for your question. This is a common question that many patients ask me. Do I need rhinoplasty or nose job surgery? That is not as easily answered as one may initially think. It truly depends on what it is you are trying to achieve. If you feel that the tip of your nose is bulbous, the bridge or your nose is flat, your nostrils are too wide, or the overall size of your nose is too large; then you may be a candidate for a rhinoplasty.
My first goal with a patient considering a nose job is to understand what they want the end result to be. I feel it is imperative that I have a unified vision with any patient when performing a surgical procedure. Changing the shape and size of your nose can enhance and create a more harmonious appearance of the overall look of your face. One of the unique things our New York City office is able to offer to our patients, is that we have digital imaging that will give you the ability to see what your nose would look like post-operatively.
With any patient considering plastic surgery of the face, especially the nose, I encourage you to seek out the advice of a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Expertise in and board certification are paramount to a great post-surgical rhinoplasty result. Put your face in the hands of an expert.
Please feel free to reach out to our New York City office with any questions you might have. I am also including a website link that will provide you with more information about rhinoplasty surgery and a video that explains in more detail whether or not a patient is a candidate for nasal surgery. I wish you all the best on your journey toward making a decision.
Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon