Want to Know if I Am a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty? How Many People Wish They Had just Kept the Nose They Were Born?

---> what rhinoplasty can do for my nose?? I am leaning towards a well known doctor here, who is still affordable but still looking for other options. I was quoted 5,000 approx. He said he can file the bridge(bump on the nose) and narrow the tip. He has done previous work on me, where my body managed to give me a raised scar. I want to know what could be done in terms of a rhinoplasty to correct my nose and it still look like my nose. And also, how does a nose job change over time, with aging?

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Want to Know if I Am a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

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There are different kinds of rhinoplasty operations however we can divide them as the one that requires bone excision and the one that does not need bone excision. The main fact that we classify the rhinoplasty operations like that is that the results and postoperative period is associated closely with this fact. In the operations like “nasal tip correction”, “simple rhinoplasty” there is no need for a bone excision however these minor operations cannot be beneficial for everyone. The operation type is need to be determined by the surgeon according to needs of the patient. In these minor operations the rhinoplasty is performed with closed method. The bone and the cartilage tissues are not involved in the surgery directly. Small nasal bumps can be removed in these operations.

In the operation that needs the bone and cartilage tissues to be involved; open approach is used. In the procedures with open approach, the size, shape and functionality of the nose can be improved. The big nasal bumps can be removed and septal deviations can be corrected providing a better nasal airway.

Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

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The best candidates for rhinoplasty are in good health, non-smokers, and are able to avoid blood-thinning medications for one to two weeks before and after surgery. They have reasonable complaints with nasal appearance and/or breathing, along with realistic expectations of the result. Those who would like to change the appearance of their nose are seeking a noticeable improvement of identifiable attributes that bother them such as the dorsal bump. As with most facial procedure, successful surgery is dependent on physical and emotional maturity along with good communication between the doctor and patient. You seem to be a reasonable candidate for rhinoplasty based on your photos and should be able to achieve a natural looking result with refining the nasal tip and reducing your dorsal bump. Your nose will mildly change as it heals over the first year to two. Your nose can change slightly after many years with aging but this no different than what would be expected without surgery so should not be a deciding factor in your decision. 

Jason Roostaeian, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Candidate for a corrective rhinoplasty?

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Thank you for your inquiry!

It seems that you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty that will improve the way your nose looks to complement your facial features in a natural fashion. As for the nasal changes with aging, a well performed surgery should not cause you any issues down the road. However, without a physical examination it is not possible to provide you with specific details. I highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with a well-experienced surgeon.

It is important to mention that the finest cosmetic results in any particular case are based on a variety of factors, including: the unique anatomy of the patient, realistic expectations, a well-informed and detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon concerning the best options for you especially covering a deep understanding of the pros and cons of any given choice you will adopt.

Please keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon online who offers to tell you what to do without a physical examination covering the nature and the status of the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative solution would not be in your best interest. With that in mind, it is the safest and for your best interest to find a plastic surgeon with solid experience and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is ideally a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that you will trust and be comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.

Good luck!!!

Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Good candidate for rhinoplasty?

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The rhinoplasty operation involves cosmetically reshaping the nose to create changes of refinement such as filing a bump nose, narrowing the nasal bridge through osteotomies.  The tip can be addressed through multiple different approaches with a combination of either a small amount of tip cartilage being removed and/or suturing the 2 tip cartilages together to narrow and refine the tip.  Thick skin will limit the degree of change rhinoplasty can achieve and the patient will most likely need close follow up with cortisone shots in the tip area over the first few months after the procedure.  It is important to find a surgeon who has a real focus on rhinoplasty to deal with the many different nuances of the procedure and individual anatomy.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

AQm I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

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Your nose can be reduced and refined so it is in proportion to your surrounding facial features. With or without surgery your nose will continue to age just like all parts of your body as you get older. Make sure that your surgeon is a specialist in rhinoplasty surgery so you do have a natural result.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Want to Know if I Am a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

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Your nose requires a special surgical skill to obtain a natural and rewarding outcome. Your surgery should be best carried out by an experienced nasal surgeon and if your doctor comes under such category, you will likely be pleased with your decision of having undergone the treatment.

Kris Conrad, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Want to Know if I Am a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty? How Many People Wish They Had just Kept the Nose They Were Born?

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  Aesthetically, honestly your nose could be a bit smaller and refined with Rhinoplasty.  However, this alone means nothing and you have to want the surgery and change.   Rhinoplasty, IMHO, should always be performed following the proper aesthetics of facial (and nasal) beauty for the creation of a naturally, more attractive nose.   If that's done...how many people wish they hadn't had the Rhinoplasty?  I'm guessing none or not many.  If the proper aesthetics are not understood or foillowed, then many more seems a reasonable answer.

 The last part of your question seems to indicate that you are not currently convinced that you want a Rhinoplasty.  You should pay for a few consultations with experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeons that understand and follow the proper aesthetics of facial (and nasal) beauty to see if this is something that you are interested in having.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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