Thinking about Rhinoplasty? Learn Whether You’re a Good Candidate.

By on February 5, 2015 under Nose Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasty

166668356When it comes to rhinoplasty, Cleveland residents may be considering the procedure for a number of reasons. Perhaps they think their nose just seems too big or small. It may not fit in with the shape and size of other features on their face or may have an unflattering angle. In other cases, the nose can be crooked or oddly shaped. This can be a simple birth defunct or the result of a serious event earlier in life, such as breaking their nose during an athletic endeavor or accident.

There are also several medical reasons that may warrant the procedure. For instance, if you have trouble breathing due to nasal issues, this surgery could offer you tremendous relief.

With so many reasons to consider rhinoplasty, Cleveland men and women often approach me asking if they’d be good candidates for the procedure. It’s true; not every single person may be ready for this type of surgery, so it’s important to learn about what makes someone eligible. Here are a few of the most noteworthy aspects of those patients who are ready for the procedure:

– They have realistic expectations about the results they will obtain. They aspire to see tremendous improvement in their appearance, not aesthetic perfection.

– They are in generally good health, and their doctor feels that they are fit for surgery.

– They have a defect such as one of those described above, including a crooked or poorly shaped nose, an overly wide bridge, a large hump, or a bulbous tip.

For all types of pre-planned surgery, including rhinoplasty, Cleveland residents are also advised to quit smoking at least six weeks in advance. This helps ensure a smoother recovery period. There will also be further preparations for you to make in advance, so it’s important that you’re able to fulfill those commitments. For example, you’ll probably need to stop taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medicines or supplements. Most people who have had the procedure done agree that these small adjustments are well worth the results they’re able to achieve through surgery. For any questions about whether or not rhinoplasty is right for you, or to schedule your consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call!