Rhinoplasty is a form of corrective plastic surgery that is done on the nose to improve facial symmetry and fix breathing issues, but it isn’t for everyone. To find out whether or not you would make a good candidate for rhinoplasty, read on.
There are, of course, multiple other reasons that could contribute to your breathing issues, but if your doctor confirms that the main or at least one of the reasons for your problems is a crooked nose or polyps, then you should definitely start considering rhinoplasty. Sometimes, the doctor might recommend getting the other, more serious problems, that could be causing breathing problems out of the way first.
It cannot be denied that a more symmetrical face appears to be more attractive to the human senses, but that alone should not be a reason for anyone to get a rhinoplasty. However, if your asymmetrical appearance is bothering you enough to hamper your confidence, then you should definitely consider the option. The nose is hugely responsible for our superficial appearance, so if a rhinoplasty can help you to look better, feel better, and breathe better, there’s no reason to not go for it.
You are a Grown Adult
This is often a bit of a paradoxical situation, given that most of our self-esteem issues are faced at a young age, especially as a teenager. Unfortunately, an operation performed on a face that has not yet grown to its full potential is not ideal and best results are achieved only after you stop growing. Hard as it may be, it is probably a good idea to wait till you are a fully-grown adult before getting that rhinoplasty. Besides, once you grow up, you are more capable of making an informed decision regarding whether or not you really do want to change your appearance.
You are Not Expecting a Miracle
Some people are just born with incredibly symmetrical noses and just like everything else that is predetermined by our genes, there’s little we can do about it. However, it is possible to make your nose look the best it possibly can if the rhinoplasty is done right. Nevertheless, you need to understand that there are limits to what a surgeon can do and while it will be an improvement in most cases, no one should expect a miracle.
You Do Not Have Any Condition that Prohibits a Rhinoplasty
There are rare situations where a doctor might decide against performing the surgery if they think that your currents conditions or habits do not make you a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty. Some of these conditions include drug addictions, alcohol addiction, obesity, cardiovascular problems, hypertension, anemia, certain respiratory problems, bleeding disorders, diabetes, any infections, etc.
If you can tick on all the five points we just discussed, then rhinoplasty is the right option for you and you are most likely ready for it as well. The next step is to find a rhinoplasty surgeon for the procedure, and that’s a bit tricky.
There are a lot of bad surgeons out there who have degrees from questionable sources and in order to avoid them, do make sure that your doctor has a verifiable degree from a reputed institution and also, some experience to back up his/her credentials.