Rhinoplasty is a type of reconstructive plastic surgery designed to create a more proportional nose shape. A big misconception about rhinoplasty is that it is primarily used for aesthetic purposes. Although this is true in some cases, this procedure is especially beneficial when correcting constricted breathing patterns. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has stated that nose jobs are the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States.
The most popular areas to reshape include the nose bridge and tip. Reshaping the nose in non-cosmetic cases allows the patient to inhale and exhale more effectively and quietly. When it comes to a cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure, even a slight change to the nose structure can have a substantial effect on one’s appearance. For those who have always been insecure about their nose, this kind of surgery can restore self-esteem and confidence.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Many who want to improve the structure of their nose may make a good candidate. Whether someone needs reconstructive surgery for a deviated septum to halt loud snoring or wants to straighten a crooked nose that has bothered them since childhood, prospective patients often make good candidates for the procedure as long as they are in generally good health.
The best way to find out if you make a good candidate for rhinoplasty is to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon. It is important to emphasize that anyone wanting the procedure is a good candidate as long as they meet the medical requirements to withstand surgery. This means that you should not have any medical conditions that may make surgery difficult or impede it in any way. During your initial consultation, Dr. Calvert will discuss your medical history with you and help you find out with certainty if this procedure is the best option for you.
Contrary to what many believe, cosmetic rhinoplasty is not just limited to women. In fact, many men also undergo the procedure for both functional and aesthetic reasons. It is also important to note that while nose surgery can yield a slimmer, more symmetrical nose, perfection is not the end goal. There is no such thing as a perfect nose, so striving for such would be a waste. Rather, patients should aim to reshape their nose in a way that complements their other facial features more effectively.
The Importance of Scheduling a Consultation
Before undergoing rhinoplasty, it is important to discuss the procedure in full detail with our plastic surgeon. This is always the first and often the most important step when it comes to any cosmetic procedure. Dr. Calvert will provide you with important information, including the steps involved in the procedure, the benefits it can provide and what to expect. Dr. Calvert may also offer suggestions on what to get done and where. Don’t hesitate to voice any questions or concerns during this initial appointment. At the end of the day, it is your nose; the goal is to provide you with results that make you happy.
To find out if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, consult with our trusted specialist at the office of Dr. Jay Calvert, located in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. Contact our office to find out if this procedure is right for you.