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Signs You Are a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty


Rhinoplasty modifies the shape, size or features of the nose to improve its appearance. Often referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today. Here, Dr. Arie Benchetrit, a plastic surgeon in Montreal, discusses some of the signs that may indicate you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty.

You Feel Embarrassed or Insecure about the Shape of Your Nose

If the nose you were born with causes you to feel self-conscious, embarrassed or insecure, rhinoplasty may be an appropriate option. Maybe you are bothered by its size or the way it dominates your face. Perhaps you don’t like that it is crooked or off-center, or that the tip is upturned or bulbous. Maybe you are unhappy with the way your nostrils flare or would like to reduce a prominent bump on the bridge of your nose. A well performed rhinoplasty can address all of these concerns and create a more attractive nose that suits you.

You Hide from Photos or Only Like to Be Photographed from Certain Angles

Does your nose make you so self-conscious that you find yourself ducking from direct glances, turning your head a certain way or covering your face with your hands? You don’t have to live that way. The results of rhinoplasty can give you the confidence you need to hold your head high and be photographed from any angle.

You Also Have Trouble Breathing Through One or Both Nostrils

Rhinoplasty improves the appearance of the nose. If, however, there is also a structural deformity within the nose, like a deviated septum, that obstructs the airway(s) and impairs breathing, a septoplasty can be done at the same time to correct this. Structural deformities may be congenital (present at birth) or the result of an injury. After a septo-rhinoplasty, the airway obstruction should be improved and the patient should be able to breathe much better.

You Desire Improvement, Not Perfection

Ideally, you should have reasonable expectations of the surgery and its outcomes. A rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose but it will not give you the perfect nose or the perfect face. You should desire improvement and not absolute perfection.

Your Nose Has Stopped Growing

Children and young teenagers do not make good candidates for surgery, as their noses may still be growing and changing significantly. It’s best to wait until at least the mid-teenage years to pursue rhinoplasty.

Contact Our Rhinoplasty Surgeon

To speak with a trusted rhinoplasty surgeon about your candidacy, please call or email Dr. Benchetrit’s office and request a consultation today.