Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

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Countless nose jobs are performed in the U.S. each year. But can anyone get a rhinoplasty procedure? While many people are qualified to reshape their noses, there are factors to take into consideration before going under the knife. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin can review these qualifications when you come in for a rhinoplasty consultation in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA. Learn whether you are a good rhinoplasty candidate by reading below or contacting a member of our team at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery.

You are unhappy with your nose

Rhinoplasty surgery is often referred to as nose reshaping because it involves removing, adding, or making changes to your existing bone and cartilage. The main reason people seek cosmetic treatment is there is some superficial aspect they want to change. You may believe your nose is too big or too wide, for example. This can be treated by reducing tissues in the area. Rhinoplasty can also achieve the following goals:

  • Remove a bump from your bridge

  • Reshape the tip of your nose

  • Reduce the size of your nostrils

  • Correct asymmetry or an imbalance in your features

You have trouble breathing

Rhinoplasty is not just intended for men and women who are unhappy about the appearance of their noses. Some people in Beverly Hills and Brea, CA are born with a deviated septum or another defect that impacts their ability to breathe. Others have trouble breathing because of recent trauma to the nose, such as a car accident. Both of these situations can lead to issues like chronic congestion, snoring, frequent nosebleeds, and post-nasal drip.


Your nose has matured fully

It is possible for teenagers and young adults to get rhinoplasty surgery. Still, most plastic surgeons recommend patients are old enough to make this decision with a mature mind. It is also best to wait until your nose has fully grown. Patients with an underdeveloped nose may experience changes to their appearance after surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Corbin, we can help decide if your nose is ready for this cosmetic treatment.


You have reasonable expectations

Ideal rhinoplasty candidates have realistic expectations about their outcomes. Dr. Corbin achieves great results by making small and subtle adjustments that appear natural. Patients should not assume that their entire facial profile will change overnight. During an initial consultation, we can review your goals for nose reshaping in full and determine if our advanced rhinoplasty techniques will help you reach them. Dr. Corbin will also take your photos and digitally enhance the images so you can see what might be accomplished with your nose. He will explain how it might be done so you are fully informed about the procedure and what is possible for you.


You are willing to follow post-surgery instructions

It takes several weeks for patients to recover from cosmetic treatment. It is important for patients to follow our post-surgery guidelines during this time, or they risk compromising their results. Instructions may include taking certain medications, wearing splints, and learning how to clean the surgical sites. We also recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, which may cause unwanted bleeding.


Discover if you are a rhinoplasty candidate

Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery is one of the top providers of rhinoplasty surgery in Beverly Hills and Brea, CA. Our friendly and knowledgeable team has helped many patients with either the appearance or function of their noses. Meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin by calling our clinic for an assessment today. We can discuss your candidacy for this nose reshaping procedure.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.