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What is Rhinoplasty?

rhinoplasty surgery

What is rhinoplasty? In short – a nose job. The nose is the center of the face and having a nose that is considered too large, too misshapen or perhaps a nose that makes it difficult to breathe are all solid reasons why patients might seek out a nose job. They will look better and in many cases be able to breathe more easily through the nose as well.


Why Rhinoplasty?

If you’ve stared into the mirror considering the many things you can do to your nose to make it more to your liking, you’re probably already a good candidate for rhinoplasty. The surgery can help to reduce the bridge of your nose to round out a hump you might find there. The surgery can make the nostrils more narrow and defined and you can narrow your nose as well into the almost childlike nose we appreciate and love today. Understand, of course, that the surgeon is working with the nasal structure you already have, so small changes are better than large, sweeping revisions since the results are likely to appear more natural following surgery.

Candidates for Rhinoplasty

Anyone who has hated or been frustrated by his or her nose is a good candidate for rhinoplasty. In addition to a dislike of your current look, you should also be in good health and be of sound mind. A nose job isn’t going to fix other problems in your life, although it would be great if it did, so it’s important to go into the surgery with reasonable expectations about the procedure and the outcome you can expect.


In the case of rhinoplasty, the more specialized the surgeon you’re considering, the better outcome you can predict from the surgery – for example, there are surgeons who specialize in ethnic rhinoplasty or male rhinoplasty who might be a better fit for a woman of color or a man seeking a nose job. While there is such as thing as revision rhinoplasty, your nose is generally an area where you’d like to get it right the first time, so plan your surgery carefully.