Nose job needed? (Photo)

I just had a mini lift 3 days ago but as I look at myself maybe I need a nose job?

Doctor Answers 5

A Nose Job is a Personal Decision

I am frequently asked by my patients if they "need" botox, fillers, a facelift, rhinoplasty, etc. I feel strongly that cosmetic surgery is truly elective and should be elected by the patient not the doctor. In consultation, I can provide my aesthetic opinion and describe procedures that target the area(s) that bother you, but the choice to undergo surgery belongs to you.

By the way, in your before photo you have a lovely, elegant nose. You may be bothered by your nose in the post-op photo due to generalized facial swelling. Heal up from your mini-lift before worrying a second longer about your nose.

Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Patients usually study their faces excessively after surgery.
Depression is typical post operative reaction.
Important decisions are best made after several months of recuperation.
A mini facelift will only result in minimal temporary improvement in the jawline and cheeks.
Please consult in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to making treatment decisions.

Luis A. Cenedese, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Nose job needed (after mini lift?)

You need to heal from your surgery before considering any other procedure. There are many reasons to have nasal surgery perhaps you would benefit from it. You did not state your reasons. But at this point (3 days after surgery), your focus should be recovery from your minilift.

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, PhD, FACS
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose job needed after minilift

It is the nature of cosmetic surgery to focus on another aspect of your appearance after one thing is corrected.  This is  the reason I recommend that the patient attempt to correct as much as possible with one surgery rather than string out the process.  Of course there are limitations including cost, recovery etc.

The answer to your question is that if you are unhappy with your nose and it can be improved then by all means do it.  I think it would improve your appearance, however you should let the swelling go down a bit and take a good portrait photo before deciding.

Richard O. Gregory, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Cosmetic surgery

The decision for elective cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision and should be made by the patient alone to address areas of concern. The role of the plastic surgeon is to explain the surgery and risks and suitability for surgery and achieving expectations.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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