Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

The best candidates for rhinoplasty, or any other surgery, are individuals who have a clear understanding of what will happen during surgery and have real expectations of what the outcome of the surgery will be. Also, you must be in relatively good health in order to qualify for this surgery.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to adjust, reshape or in some other way change the shape of your nose. Some have referred to the surgery as a nose job. The vast majority of individuals who come in for the procedure are individuals who are seeking rhinoplasty in order to improve their physical appearance. However, there are other individuals who have the surgery performed in order to help them deal with some kind of health problem. For example, individuals who have a deviated septum may request rhinoplasty in order to help them breathe easier.

Before the surgery, we will ask that you stop taking certain kinds of medications. For example, we will ask that you stop taking aspirin or ibuprofen during the weeks before surgery. Also, if you are a smoker, we will ask you to quit smoking at least one month before surgery.

In addition to being in good health, the best candidates for rhinoplasty are individuals who are in good emotional health. You must be an individual who is in some way unsatisfied with your appearance. We will discuss with you what the realistic outcome of your surgery will be in order to help you get a good idea of what you will look like after surgery. However, you will still have the same face, the same skin and the same personality. If you are thinking about doing this procedure in order to please someone else, it is likely not a good idea. You must do this for yourself.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. The procedure is likely going to last about an hour and a half. The length of the surgery will really depend on your particular circumstances and the work that is being done.

It is important for you to be aware that there is some recovery time after rhinoplasty. Your particular recovery time is going to depend on the work that you had done. However, most people are able to resume most normal activities between 10 days to two weeks after the procedure.

The best way for you to determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty is to set up a consultation at the office of Dr. Wendell Perry, MD in Miramar. We happily serve theAlexandria – Woodbridge, VA & Rockville, MD area as well. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.