Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly-performed operations in the whole world. Over the course of more than 20 years of practice, our plastic surgeons have performed numerous operations on the nose - both reconstructive and aesthetic.
Appropriate age for rhinoplasty:
We recommend that patients wait until reaching at least 14-15 years of age and boys – 18 years, to allow for final formation of the facial bones and emotional maturity. For patients in good health, there is no upper age limit for plastic surgery of the nose. The most important thing is that the patient thinks through the operation carefully, and to make sure that the desire to change their appearance is rooted in their own feelings - not based on the advice of friends and parents.
Our patients choose to undergo rhinoplasty because they believe that:
- their nose appears too big for their face;
- their nose has a hump when viewed in profile;
- their nose appears too wide when viewed from the front;
- the tip of their nose is too upturned or droops;
- the bridge of their nose is too broad;
- their nostrils are too wide;
- their nose is off-centered or deviated;
- an injury has left the nose asymmetrical;
- it’s difficult to breathe day and night (snoring) or play sports.
For women, the results of rhinoplasty lead to:
- Improved self-confidence
- Improved self-esteem
- Freedom from teasing (bullying)
- The chance to change their look
- A marked improvement in the overall appearance of the entire face
For men, the results of rhinoplasty lead to:
- Improved breathing
- No more snoring (according to the patient’s “better half”)
- The opportunity to truly go deep-water swimming
- Visual facial rejuvenation
- Preservation of facial masculinity
How to choose an attractive nose that’s right for you
It’s very important that you give the surgeon a detailed explanation of all of the changes you’d like to achieve. If you’re not proficient at verbal descriptions or worry that you’ll be misunderstood, magazine photos that you’ve chosen can be a great help. The physician will evaluate the state of your nose and condition of the bony tissue and, based on his/her knowledge of maxillofacial surgery, proportions and symmetry, extensive experience and specialized computer programs, will present you with the final outcome of reconstruction, which you’ll see on the computer monitor.
This will help determine whether your expectations can be realistically achieved.
In certain cases, your plastic surgeon may also recommend chin correction, lip-plumping and/or lipofilling to improve upon your facial proportions.