When looking into the mirror, most people have one thing they wish they could change about themselves. For a lot of men and women, that one thing is their nose. Young and old, male and female, first timers and veterans of plastic surgery; all want to change something about their appearance and rhinoplasty regularly ranks as one of the most popular of all the cosmetic procedures. Nose jobs are generally recommended for patients that are at least 15 or older because the nose does not fully develop until the mid teens. There is no upper age limit for having your nose redone if you are in relatively good general health. In addition to a cosmetic reshaping procedure, some types of breathing problems related to the internal nasal structures can be corrected at the same time. Your Southern California Newport Beach facial plastic surgeon will be able to decide whether these structures should be modified during your rhinoplasty.
If you look in the mirror and are displeased with the appearance of your nose, you will probably make an ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty. Many patients seek a nose job in Orange County to correct conditions such as your nose appears too large for your face; there is a bump on your profile from the nasal bridge; your nose is too wide; the nasal tip droops, plunges, or is too thick and bulbous; you have excessively flared nostrils; nostrils are excessively flared; your nose is off-center or crooked due to an injury or other trauma.
In order to maximize your results, it is important that you have a clear idea of how you would like your nose to look. Highly trained plastic surgeons are trained to identify patients with sufficient physical and emotional maturity during the initial rhinoplasty consultation. A higher incidence of procedure satisfaction is reported by those who undergo rhinoplasty because they want to enhance their self-image for their own personal reasons and not to satisfy an assertive third party.