Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose reshaping cosmetic surgery, is designed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the nose as well as correct minor functional issues. The primary reason why patients choose this surgery is to improve the shape and look of their nose.
During the initial consultation, the nose surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy and recommend the appropriate nose reshaping technique. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides nose reshaping surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
A large percentage of candidates seek nose reshaping for aesthetic reasons only, purely to enhance their facial balance and nose appearance. In some cases, the candidates also seek relief from breathing difficulties, caused due to minor injuries or birth deformities in the nose.
A suitable candidate for nose reshaping cosmetic surgery will be an adult in good health, with clear cosmetic goals and a strong commitment to follow the surgeon’s instructions for pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery healing. The candidate should also be aware of the potential risks involved in nose reshaping surgery, and form reasonable expectations about the results.
Preparation for rhinoplasty begins with a detailed consultation with the surgeon. The surgeon will recommend next steps after a thorough study of the medical history of the candidate, and their nose shape, and personal goals and expectations. Candidates who are most suitable for rhinoplasty surgery will have one or more of the following nasal characteristics:
- Crooked or misaligned nose shape
- Deformity of nose due to injury
- Abnormally large or flared nostrils
- Nose tip that is flat, bulbuous, elongated or enlarged
- Nose is not aligned to rest of face (asymmetrical or off-center), either naturally or due to injury
- Broken nose
- Bump on the nose bridge
- Nose structure is deformed in a way that it restricts breathing
Rhinoplasty for Teens
Teenagers who seek nose reshaping surgery for aesthetic reasons may be affected by low self-esteem due to the poor nasal shape or size. The surgeon will make a decision about their candidacy only after a complete assessment of the teenager’s nose, physical condition and their mindset.
In some cases, the surgeon may advise against surgery if the teenager is not physically or emotionally ready for surgery, or is misinformed and driven by peer pressure. For this reason, some surgeons typically advise against rhinoplasty for female candidates below 14-15 years, and male candidates below 16-18 years. In addition, rhinoplasty surgery for teens should be considered only after the nose is fully developed.
In cases where the candidate seeks surgery for aesthetic reasons only, the surgeon will first study the overall facial anatomy, the balance between the nose and chin, the skin quality and thickness in the nose area, and then make an appropriate recommendation.
The patient should have realistic goals, and should know about the possibility of minor scarring in the columella area in case of open rhinoplasty. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and other cities and towns across the landscape for nose reshaping.
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