Do I Need a Nose Job?

Primary nose job (suggestions). Do I need a nose job?

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Does Anyone Really Need a Nose Job?

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The only patient that really "needs" a nose job is one that can't breath through their nose and can't compensate for that with mouth breathing.  So, no, you probably don't "need" a nose job.  That being said, thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries are safely performed every year in this country.  If you are dissatisfied with your nose seek consultation with a Board Certified plastic surgeon.  Good luck!

"Nose Job"

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As previously mentioned by many other physicians, the correct term is Rhinoplasty and not "Nose Job". The decision to have a Rhinoplasty is a very personal one, it is not for a physician or someone else to impose this on you. The decision has to come from within and there must be something that you wish to change in order for you to make that decision. I would suggest doing several weeks of soul searching and see if you would like to change something about your looks. If you decide that you wish to change the looks of your nose, then the second step would be to go to your local Facial Plastic Surgeon and seek a consultation.

Gustavo A. Diaz, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon

Need for Nose Job

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Nobody "needs" a nose job, but you can improve nasal appearance with a rhinoplasty. The width can be decreased and the nose refined.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

No One Needs a Nose Job

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No one ever needs cosmetic surgery, such as rhinoplasty or face lift. Cosmetic surgery is a personal decision. Various options exist to improve one's appearance with or without plastic surgery. Speak with a rhinoplasty surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation and to help determine appropriate options for you.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 89 reviews

Do I Need a Nose Job?

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Hi Debz,

You only "need" a rhinoplasty or nose job if the appearance of your nose bothers you.  If it does, and you have given it some thought over some time, then consult with an experienced and skilled rhinoplasty surgeon.  At that time you should be very specific about what troubles you about your nose, and what you wish it to look like.  Choose your rhinoplasty surgeon most carefully.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Needing a nose job?

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Do you need a nose job?  That should be answered by you.  The question is really do you want a nose job?  With that in mind you should list the things that bother you about your nose.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

You need a nose job if you want a nose job.

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This is elective surgery. It is not a infected gallbladder or an impending appendiceal rupture. If you do not like the appearance of the nose, you can elect, if you want, to change it. However, you must identify what it is that bothers you and not someone else.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

The goal of rhinoplasty should be to please yourself

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Cosmetic surgery is often something we should do for selfish reasons, not because anybody else says that we need to do something. You are perfectly fine the way that you are, however if you wish to make changes make sure the changes you make are to please you and enhance your life. Whether it is nasal shape or breast augmentation, do it for yourself. The important people in your life should like you the way you are, and support you in your effort to become the best that you want to be.

Best of luck,


Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Your wide nose can be refined.

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If it doesn't bother you however you don't need surgery. This is only a minimal procedure and will make the nose more refined.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

No one "needs" a nose job!

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No one needs to have any cosmetic surgery performed!  The best candidates for cosmetic surgery are people who can point to 1 or 2 things about their anatomy that really bothers them that they would like to have fixed. If you are happy with your appearance, don't have anything done. If you are unhappy, decide what bothers you and explain this to a qualified surgeon. Only after discussion with a surgeon will you determine if surgery is right for you.

Theda C. Kontis, MD
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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.