Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the nose as well as improve nasal breathing. If you are considering rhinoplasty, here’s what you need to know before making a decision.

Common Problems Rhinoplasty Can Solve

Rhinoplasty can be an excellent option to correct the following problems:

  • A wide or narrow nose that is out of balance with the face.
  • The shape of the nose that is not flattering to the face.
  • The tip of the nose that may be flat, bulbous, or pointy.
  • An uneven nasal bridge.
  • An unbalanced profile and angle of the nose.
  • Nostrils that are too wide or too narrow and are not in proportion with the rest of the nose.

Rhinoplasty is also an option to correct a deviated septum. Having a deviated septum can cause breathing problems and by adjusting the nasal structure, patients can experience better, easier breathing.

Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

A good candidate for rhinoplasty is someone who wants to correct any of the problems mentioned above. However, you should also keep in mind that before undergoing any plastic surgery, it’s important that you are in good health. If you have the following health problems, you may not be a good candidate for rhinoplasty or other types of plastic surgery:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Heart disease

The right plastic surgeon will give you a full evaluation and ask all the right questions to ensure that you meet the requirements to be a candidate for rhinoplasty.

Why Having a Facial Plastic Surgeon is Crucial

While many plastic surgeons are certified to perform procedures on all parts of the body, including the nose, having a plastic surgeon that specializes in facial plastic surgery can make all the difference in your results. Choosing an experienced plastic facial surgeon to help you enhance your appearance not only ensures you are in good hands, but you’ll also be happy with the outcome.

Contact Dr. Apostolakis Today

Increase your confidence and feel beautiful! Learn more about rhinoplasty and other plastic surgery procedures that may be right for you. Contact our Austin plastic surgeon today at 512-481-7088 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Louis William Apostolakis.


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