Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a procedure that can have an enormous impact on the overall appearance of the face. People seeking this procedure often express that they do not like how their nose appears on their face. Several characteristics may cause dissatisfaction, from a bump on the bridge of the nose to a wide tip to structural defects that were present at birth or that resulted from some type of accident. The fact is, no nose is perfect. The question is, does the shape and size of your nose cause unnecessary frustration?
It is easy to say that anyone who doesn’t like their nose is a good candidate for rhinoplasty. This is true in the broader sense. However, we have to look more closely at reasons for surgery. If you are considering a nose job, it is essential that you have your own personal reasons for wanting surgery. No cosmetic work done for another person or to dramatically alter your unique appearance is capable of correcting self-esteem issues. The patients who are most satisfied with the results of their rhinoplasty (or any cosmetic surgery) are individuals with healthy self-esteem before surgery.
When you are clear about your intent and your reasons for wanting rhinoplasty, you are in a prime position to bring your cosmetic concerns to your San Jose cosmetic surgeon. When you visit Dr. Rosenthal, you can expect to discuss precisely what it is that you don’t like about your nose. We will also need to consider your health, including lifestyle habits and any medications you take. Preparation is vital to outcome, so this initial discussion needs to be thorough.
Changing the shape of your nose is a big step, one that can reward you with optimal confidence for the rest of your life. There are several nuances to this procedure, including the way that the nose complements the chin and mouth. An experienced cosmetic surgeon is thoughtful about the small details of the face, proposing potential additions to rhinoplasty, such as chin augmentation with an implant or with dermal fillers, if necessary.
The best way to know if you’re ready for rhinoplasty is to meet your surgeon face to face. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal, call (408) 559-4700.