Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Posted April 12, 2024 in Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. David Gilpin here in Nashville, and it’s a trend that extends to the rest of the United States. In fact, rhinoplasty continues to be one of the top plastic surgery procedures performed each year. If you’re considering rhinoplasty, you’re in good company! However, one of the most important steps is doing your research – along with selecting a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can offer the skills and expertise you need to get great results. As you learn more about rhinoplasty, it’s essential to make sure that rhinoplasty is the best option for your needs. Here’s a quick guide to rhinoplasty and who can benefit from this extremely popular procedure.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the nose to create a more aesthetically balanced look. In many cases, rhinoplasty is used to correct anatomical features with the nose, but often cosmetic requests. Rhinoplasty can change many different aspects of the nose, including humps and bumps, a large bridge or tip, and more. Whatever your goals, our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon can help you create the right surgical plan.

Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are patients who want to change their nose to be in better proportion to their face. There are a variety of changes that rhinoplasty can accomplish, and some of the most common goals expressed by patients include:

  • Increasing or decreasing the size of the nose
  • Changing the curvature or shape of the bridge
  • Enhancing or reducing the tip of the nose
  • Changing the angle of the nose
  • Straightening the bridge
  • Widening or narrowing the nostrils or bridge

You may also be able to greatly benefit from rhinoplasty if you’ve suffered an injury or are experiencing difficulties breathing. As with any plastic surgery procedure, you should be in overall good health and able to undergo a surgical procedure. And finally, you should have realistic expectations for what rhinoplasty can accomplish – the goal of rhinoplasty is to create a more flattering version of your natural nose, not to copy somebody else’s.

Who is Not a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

The best facial plastic surgeons will take time to determine whether you’re the best possible candidate for a given procedure – and if you’re not, they’ll work with you to find other options. Some signs you may not be a good candidate for rhinoplasty include:

  • You have certain health conditions
  • Your nose isn’t fully grown
  • You smoke
  • Your goals or expectations aren’t realistic

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about rhinoplasty and how you can achieve incredible results with the help of our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon is by scheduling a consultation. To get started, contact Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics today by calling or filling out our online form.

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