Making the decision to have rhinoplasty is a big one, and should be made with a great deal of care and attention. It takes time, effort and money to research potential rhinoplasty surgeons and book consultations. In this video, Dr. Buonassisi explains what it means to be a candidate for surgery, and covers some of the most common reasons that some people should not pursue this procedure, no matter how badly they want to change their nose.
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Rhinoplasty can make many improvements to the nose and this can benefit your overall facial balance in a number of ways. Typical nasal changes include:
While small changes are often requested, the limitations of nose job surgery largely depend on factors that vary from patient to patient, including skin thickness and the firmness of your nasal cartilages.
Expectations setting is the responsibility of your physician. Expert rhinoplasty surgeons will be able to predict if the changes you want to make can be achieved with surgery or not. Your satisfaction depends on your cosmetic result and if it is what you were expecting. A thorough rhinoplasty assessment with a rhinoplasty expert who will use computer imaging as part of the consultation, is essential.
Perhaps the most important question to ask is whether you really require rhinoplasty. Cosmetic surgery is no small matter – as with any surgical procedure, there are risks to consider. It is always better to avoid surgery if possible.
Patients who do decide to proceed with surgery are very happy with their results when they choose an expert surgeon who sets they expectations properly. It is always a bonus when the patient is assigned a team of care givers whose mission it is to create a great cosmetic surgery experience.
Are My Motivations Healthy? Am I Healthy Enough to Have Surgery?
Rhinoplasty can change your appearance and, to a certain degree, it can change the way you feel about yourself. Most patients report a feeling of increased self confidence after surgery, and it is reasonable to hope for something similar. What surgery can’t do, however, is change your life. If you hope or believe that a new nose will repair a broken relationship or get you a job promotion, your motivations for undergoing cosmetic surgery may not be healthy.
Because your nasal anatomy needs time to fully mature, rhinoplasty is not recommended for girls younger than 15 and boys younger than 16. In addition to parental consent, there are other special considerations for teens who meet the minimum age requirements. Dr. Buonassisi discusses the extra precautions he takes with his teen rhinoplasty patients in this TV interview with Dr. Rhonda Low on CTV News.
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