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    Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

    Your nose is a major part of your appearance. If you are not satisfied with it, it can make your entire appearance unsatisfactory. Your nose may be the only thing that you see when you look in the mirror. The good news is that rhinoplasty can give you a great new look while still helping you look normal.

    What Is A Rhinoplasty?

    Rhinoplasty is often known as a nose job. You can get it for cosmetic reasons. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will reshape your nose to improve the proportions and help it look good with the rest of your face. The size of your other features will be taken into account to perform a rhinoplasty.

    Changes in the Procedure

    One of the benefits of the rhinoplasty procedure is that it has undergone many changes. In the past, it was a reduction surgery. The surgeon would only be able to remove cartilage and bone. The skin around the nose would then naturally shrink and cover the smaller nose. Often, the surgeon would remove too much cartilage and bone. This caused results that were not very desirable. Patients ended up with noses that were upturned, too small, or pinched.

    The good news is that all of this has changed. The results are now more natural than ever and are very aesthetically pleasing. With advances in plastic surgery, you are no longer limited to nose reduction procedures. If part of your nose is too small, then there are ways to make that part of your nose more prominent with other parts being less noticeable.


    The best candidates for this type of procedure are adults. This is because the nose changes with age. Patients should be in good overall health. You should also not be a smoker. If you do smoke, this can interfere with the healing process.

    You will want to have a realistic understanding of what the surgery can fix. You should not get a nose job if you have made the decision in haste. Your decision should be based on the fact that you have been dissatisfied with your nose’s appearance for a long time.

    There are many problems that rhinoplasty can fix for you. For example, if your nose is not in proportion with your face, then a rhinoplasty can help you. If your nose is too wide or not wide enough, then the size of your nostrils can be changed. You may also be a good candidate if you have depressions or bumps on your nasal bridge. A nose that is drooping, hooked, or enlarged can also be changed.

    The right way to tell if you are a candidate for this procedure is to visit a plastic surgeon for a consultation. You will discuss your goals for the procedure and look at before and after photographs.

    If you are interested in learning more about getting a rhinoplasty, please make an appointment at Clark Plastic and Hand Surgery in McKinney, Texas.