Nose surgery, referred to as rhinoplasty, or as patient’s commonly request “a nose job,” enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.
- If you have breathing problems resulting from irregularities inside your nose.
- If you are unhappy with the shape, size, or angle of your nose.
- If your nose is too large, too small, or not in proportion to the rest of your face.
- If you have a nasal hump or a nasal tip that is drooping, too elevated, or wide.
- If your nose is crooked, badly shaped, or out of alignment.
- If your nasal tip is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned, or hooked.
- If your nostrils are large, wide, or upturned.
- The shape, angle, and size of your nose will be improved.
- Structural problems that restrict breathing and create congestion can be corrected.
- Rhinoplasty can have a significant impact on your self-image and self-confidence.
- You have a nasal blockage inside your nose and have trouble breathing.
- Your facial growth is complete.
- You are healthy and do not have medical conditions that impair healing.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
- You are a non-smoker.
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent, so it is important that you have clear aesthetic goals when this procedure is planned. As your body ages, it is natural to have some gradual changes to your face including your nose. But most of your improvement should be relatively permanent.