Candidates For a Rhinoplasty

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement in the appearance of the nose. Patients should be physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Age plays only a minor consideration; most surgeons prefer to perform rhinoplasty after a teenager has completed their growth spurt (about 15 years old for girls and 17 years old for boys).

The term rhinoplasty is also known as “nose job” is the reshaping of the nose for aesthetic concerns. This can be a simple procedure if only minor changes are needed or it can be a difficult and complex operation. Many surgeons and resident find this operation to be difficult because they do not have significant experience in the procedure.