Are You Ready for Nose Surgery? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills

Your nose can affect your appearance and dramatically alter your facial profile. Men and women want a nose shape and size that compliments and balances their other facial features. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is customized to your cosmetic goals and facial anatomy. Whether you want a straighter, softer, or more feminine or masculine nose appearance, Charles S. Lee, MD, can help you achieve a harmonious facial appearance with rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills. 

If you’re unhappy with your nose, ask yourself these questions and schedule a consultation at Enhance® Plastic Surgery®. 

1. Do you dislike the appearance of your nose?

This is the primary reason people seek rhinoplasty. If your nose causes you to feel self-conscious due to an oversized or crooked nose or bulbous or droopy nasal tip, then nose surgery could be a good fit for your needs. Rhinoplasty can provide a more refined look that is attractive and boosts your confidence.

2. Is your nose done developing?

The nose typically finishes growing and changing around age 16 for girls and 17 for boys. Patients under 18 should have the emotional maturity required to understand the life-altering decision to have an elective procedure, such as rhinoplasty. 

3. Do you have reasonable expectations?

While it’s a good idea to have some examples of nose shapes and sizes you like on other people, it’s important to remember that you are unique and may have different facial features than your favorite celebrity. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex face procedures. This facial plastic surgery can reduce bumps on the nasal bridge, reduce an oversized nose, refine the nasal tip, fix a crooked nose, and address breathing difficulties caused by a deviated septum. However, rhinoplasty aims to improve your appearance and not make you look like someone else. 

It’s helpful to bring reference photos to show what you do and don’t want, but remember that your anatomy and goals will guide Dr. Lee to the final results. Your dream nose may not be ideal for your face as no nose shape or size looks good on everyone.

4. Are you ready for a permanent facial change?

Your nose is the central part of your face, and the decision to alter such a key facial feature should not be made lightly. Rhinoplasty results last a lifetime. Make sure you’re having facial plastic surgery because you want to and not due to pressure from another person. 

The timing of your nose surgery matters too. You’ll need several days off work for bleeding and initial recovery and around four to six weeks of special care. You can’t place glasses on your nose for at least four weeks and must avoid strenuous activities and exaggerated facial expressions for some time. Schedule your rhinoplasty when you don’t have a special event or vacation planned for several months. 

5. Am I healthy enough for elective surgery?

You need to be in good overall health to have an elective procedure. During your evaluation, discuss your medical history, health conditions, medications, supplements, and other details with Dr. Lee. Sharing your medical information makes sure your consultation is thorough and accurate. There are risks with rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, and good health is a vital part of candidacy. 

If you’re interested in rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee in Beverly Hills, California. Contact Enhance® Medical Center at (310) 271-5954

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