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Are you a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery?

Are you a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery? | HoustonThe pre-operative consultation process for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery offers the patient an opportunity to learn about the various facets about the procedure.

During the consultation, the surgeon will establish the patient as a candidate for rhinoplasty and recommend the most suitable nose surgery technique or another procedure to address their aesthetic needs.

The surgeon will assess the patient’s medical condition, facial and nose anatomy, quality and type of skin, and review their health records to evaluate their candidacy for nose surgery.

Compassionate board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides rhinoplasty to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations in this standout part of the country.


Ideal Candidates

A majority of candidates who seek rhinoplasty are displeased with the appearance of their nose and want to enhance the proportion of their facial features. A relatively smaller number of nose surgery candidates suffer from breathing problems or discomfort because of structural abnormalities or nose injuries.

Suitable nose plastic surgery candidates will be adults in good overall health with clear cosmetic goals and reasonable expectations as well as an understanding of the potential risks associated with nose surgery. Ideal candidates will also be willing to follow the surgeon’s pre and post-operative guidelines dedicatedly.


Common Concerns

Rhinoplasty candidates may have one or more of the below mentioned concerns about their nose:

  • The nose appears too large or small in relation to other facial features
  • The nasal bridge has a visible bump
  • The nasal base is excessively wide
  • The nose tip is significantly large, drooping, or protuberant
  • The nasal tip is bulbous
  • The nostrils are large, pinched, or flared
  • The nose appears off-center or crooked
  • The nose has become asymmetrical after an injury
  • The patient experiences breathing issues due to structural issues with the nose


Teen Candidates

Rhinoplasty is a sought-after surgery among teenagers. However, not every teen is an ideal candidate for nose surgery. The surgeon and the teen patient should cautiously evaluate if nose surgery is a suitable option or not.

The surgeon must make sure that the teen is seeking rhinoplasty for their own reasons rather than under any type of parental or peer pressure. A majority of surgeons recommend that girls should wait until they are 14 or 15 years old to undergo rhinoplasty while boys should wait for another few years beyond this age.

Regardless of the reasons for seeking rhinoplasty, the surgeon must ensure that the nose has developed fully before performing the procedure.


Main Goals with Nose Surgery

A candidate may consider rhinoplasty to improve the shape, size, and overall nasal appearance. For some patients, the plastic surgeon may recommend chin implant surgery along with nose surgery to attain proper facial proportion.

Patients considering this procedure should note that minimal scarring may occur if the open rhinoplasty technique is used. They should meticulously weigh the aesthetic advantages with the downsides of rhinoplasty.


Devoted female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and other neighborhoods and suburbs across the horizon for rhinoplasty.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.