Rhinoplasty: are you a good candidate for undergoing a nose job?

Are you unhappy with your nose and want something done about it? You could be a candidate for rhinoplasty (a nose job). However, there are a few things to take into consideration before you decide whether a rhinoplasty it is the right procedure for you.

1. Uncomfortable with your nose?

If you have any of the following, and you are unhappy with your nose, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty:

  • Drooped noses
  • Wide, bulky noses
  • Narrow noses
  • Crooked noses
  • Bumps on the bridge of the nose
  • Turned nasal tip
  • Nose that is too big

2. Realistic expectations

If you are considering a nose job, you must always be realistic about what can be achieved. The best results are achieved when a surgeon enhances your nose retaining the good features and your individual character.The surgeon will most likely make the most natural changes possible which won’t change the shape of your nose completely, and may only be a small correction. Try not to seek millimeter perfection as you may be disappointed; be open-minded. Having an initial chat with your surgeon will give you a clearer overview of the results before you make a decision.

3. Age 

Although it is highly tempting to have a nose job very early on in life, it is best to wait until your nose is fully grown before taking on a surgical procedure, which often occurs in the late teens and early 20’s. This is due to the fact that results could change with growth, Your surgeon will also inform you of this if you decide that the procedure is right for you.

4. Psychological considerations

You must be in the correct frame of mind to undergo surgery and not feel peer-pressured by any other individual, it should be your decision only. If you are also having personal issues such as going through a divorce or other relationship problems, undergoing surgery to make you feel uplifted is also the wrong reason, as you could regret it later down the line. A thorough understanding of what it is you are about to do is crucial, therefore undertaking your own research is an important aspect.

If you would like any further information on rhinoplasty or other facial cosmetic procedures within the Manchester area, please contact us today.