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What exactly is a Rhinoplasty?

The term Rhinoplasty refers to plastic surgery of the nose, often known as a ‘Nose Job’. It is a plastic surgery procedure for
correcting, reconstructing or resizing the nose for a desired look, or restoring the functionality of the nose.
It is the most complicated of cosmetic procedures, as both functionality and aesthetics need to be addressed. Therefore,
making the right choice of an experienced physician is important. The nose is both the centre of the face and the focal
point when interacting with another person, so being comfortable with one’s nose is imperative for persons self confidence.

Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Some of the indications that you may be a good candidate for Rhinoplasty are if you would be interested in:

  • Decreasing the overall size of the nose
  • Narrowing a wide bridge
  • Refining and narrowing the tip
  • Adding ‘projection’ to the tip
  • Improving breathing through the nose
  • Repairing birth defects
  • Straightening a deviated septum
  • Restoring the nose after injury or trauma
  • Correcting or enhancing prior nasal surgery
  • Narrowing the nostrils
  • Shortening the nose
  • Removing the bump on the bridge
  • Improving the transition between the nose and the upper lip
  • Straightening the nose if it is crooked
  • Restoring the height of the bridge following injury or previous surgery

Do you qualify for Rhinoplasty surgery?

The ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty surgery is someone who is in good physical and mental health. Smokers are encouraged
to quit at least 2 weeks before the procedure and it is also recommended to not drink before and after surgery. This promotes
proper healing and aids in avoiding complications during the procedure. Any adult male or female can apply for nose
surgery, however, with younger patients this surgery can only be performed if the skeleton of the face is over 90% developed.
With younger girls, this is around 13-to-14 years of age, while boys will be considered at around 15-to-16 years of age.

Dr. Zacharia will explain what can be done to assist eligible candidates for this procedure. He will discuss the steps of the
proposed surgery and the variables that may affect the procedure. Physical characteristics such as the size and shape of
nasal bones and cartilage, as well as the thickness of skin may affect the technical considerations.

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