Rhinoplasty – also referred to as a nose job – is one of the most regularly requested procedures, but the reason for getting a nose job are not always purely cosmetic. If you have ever broken your nose or had some trauma that has damaged your nose, rhinoplasty may be the right option for restoring your nose’s shape. If you’re not happy with the way your nose looks, rhinoplasty is a fairly simple surgical procedure that can have transformative results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Nose Job?
There are many reasons you may decide to have a nose job, but as long as it is your decision and you are in reasonably good health, there should be no reason why you cannot have rhinoplasty. The goal with rhinoplasty is to restore or build your confidence and self-esteem, as well as improve your comfort. Sometimes during a rhinoplasty, we will also address medical issues such as a deviated septum. The only real restriction to having a nose job is that your facial bones need to have matured completely, which usually happens when you’re a teenager. For girls, the average age is 15; for boys, the average age is 16. You should also be a non-smoker.
What Can Rhinoplasty Do?
In addition to changing the size of your nose, there are a number of ways a nose job can change your nose. The surgery can be performed to remove a hump or modify the bridge of the nose, change the shape of the nostrils or tip of the nose, repair injury to the nose, or repair a previous rhinoplasty procedure. You will have the opportunity to consult with a physician prior to the surgery to discuss your goals.
At 22 Plastic Surgery, we have the highly specialized training to restore a naturally youthful look that lasts. If you want to learn more about our services and how it can help to improve your overall appearance, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your aesthetic journey.