Am I a Good Candidate for a Nose Job?

Am I a Good Candidate for a Nose Job?

Are you unhappy with the shape or size of your nose and want a change in your appearance? Maybe you have sinus issues, and nose surgery could give you relief. To find out if you are a good candidate for a nose job, or rhinoplasty, you need to talk to a surgical professional. 

At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest M. DiGeronimo can help determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty basics

In 2018, over 200,000 nose jobs were performed in the United States; globally, rhinoplasty ranks as one of the most common plastic surgeries. In many countries, a small, softly shaped nose is considered a beauty ideal, leading many women to seek rhinoplasty. However, nose jobs are also common among men seeking to change their appearance or correct sinus issues.

Cosmetic nose jobs

Rhinoplasty can be used to change any of the following:

Medical nose jobs

Some people may need a rhinoplasty if they have suffered a trauma to the face, a broken nose, or an animal attack. Others may have developed or been born with a deviated septum or another internal structure problem that makes breathing difficult. 

Are you a good candidate? 

A good candidate for rhinoplasty will have realistic expectations about their results. It’s important for you to work with your doctor to figure out how your new nose should look and how it will sit on your face. 

If you’re getting a nose job for purely cosmetic reasons, Dr. DiGeronimo may ask you some questions to ensure you aren’t suffering from issues like body dysmorphia or anxiety. He might want you to speak to a mental health professional to make sure you’re clear on what a nose job can and can’t do to change your life.   

You’ll need to be in fairly good health for a rhinoplasty, since you will be under anesthesia. You’ll also need to have a calm, stable place to recover, time off from work if necessary, and ideally a support system of people who can help you make sure you follow doctor’s orders. 

During your consultation, Dr. DiGeronimo will explain the surgery and use visual aids and computer programs to assist you in visualizing your nose job results. 

To learn more about rhinoplasty and determine if you’re a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. DiGeronimo by calling 305-376-0378, or by requesting an appointment online.

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