Is Rhinoplasty for You?

Rhinoplasty surgery, also referred to as a nose job, is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedure we perform here at our plastic surgery practice in Costa Mesa.  It’s not uncommon for people to be unhappy with the size or shape of their nose, whether it be the nose they were born with or because it’s been damage by some sort of trauma.  At our Costa Mesa plastic surgery practice we perform rhinoplasties for a multitude of cosmetic, medical and practical reasons.  Many of our clients are thrilled that even the slightest alteration to the nose can have a dramatic effect on their facial appearance, confidence and esteem.

If you look at “pretty noses” you’ll notice that there are certain characteristics and properties that create an appealing, attractive nose that is in harmony with the face.  Remember also that what’s appealing in a female nose may be different for a male nose.  Also, ethnicity plays a huge role in determining what nose will look best with the rest of your specific and unique face.  The relationship between the nose and the other facial features is extremely important.  This fact is especially true of the nose/chin relationship.  Very often a small chin will cause a nose to appear much larger than it really is.

Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty include those who are in good general health and have realistic expectation for the results of the procedure.  While we’re miracle workers in many ways, plastic surgeons are not magicians and there are things that just can’t be or shouldn’t be done with the nose.  It’s important that each of our clients in Costa Mesa understand that the nose is not just a cosmetic feature of the face but that it’s function is important and adjustments that put breathing at risk are not our goal.  We want to give each of our clients a nose that is not only beautiful but also functional.  It’s also important that our rhinoplasty clients have noses that are finished growing to a point that we don’t expect any other natural changes to occur to the nose.  Typically the nose is mature and fully developed at age 15-16 in females.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose and are interested in seeing if a rhinoplasty is what you need, contact our Costa Mesa practice today to set up a consultation.