Initial consultation before rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery will provide an opportunity to the patient to learn about various aspects of the procedure. At the same time, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy and recommend the most appropriate nose surgery technique or another procedure to meet their cosmetic needs.
The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s overall health condition, nose and facial anatomy, type and quality of skin, and review their medical records to assess their fitness for rhinoplasty. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides nose surgery to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other cities in this part of the state across the landscape.
Who is a Suitable Candidate?
A candidate seeking nose reshaping surgery would typically be an individually who is bothered by the shape or size of their nose in relation to other facial features. A few candidates would be those who suffer from some functional problem of the nose such as a breathing obstruction or discomfort caused due to congenital abnormalities or previous nose surgery or injury.
An ideal candidate for nose plastic surgery would be an adult in good general health, having clear cosmetic goals and reasonable expectations, and aware of the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. The ideal candidate will be committed to adhering to the pre- and post-surgery care instructions to achieve safe and desirable results.
Rhinoplasty candidates would usually have one or more of the following concerns about their nose shape:
- The nose is either too large or too small in comparison to other parts of the face
- The nose bridge has an unwanted hump or bump
- The nasal basal is very wide
- The nose tip is protruding, drooping or enlarged
- The tip is flat or bulbous
- The nostrils are large, flared, or pinched
- The nose appears crooked or off-center
- The nose is asymmetrical due to an injury
- Structural anomalies have caused breathing difficulties through the nose
Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive nose surgery from experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Seify.
Rhinoplasty is an increasingly sought after procedure by teens. However, the procedure may not be suited for every teen. The surgeon will carefully consider whether nose surgery is an option for a teen candidate. They will assess the self-esteem issues that the teen may be facing, and whether the decision to seek rhinoplasty is their own choice or due to peer pressure.
Some surgeons would recommend that a girl candidate should wait until the age of 14 or 15, while a boy should preferably wait additional few years before choosing to undergo nose surgery. In any case, the candidate’s nose should be fully developed for the surgery can be performed.
If the candidate wants to improve facial balance through rhinoplasty, the surgeon will carefully determine the relationship between the chin and nose before recommending an appropriate surgical plan. In case of open rhinoplasty, slight scarring may occur, and the patient should weigh the pros and cons before going ahead with the surgery.