Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a procedure that can correct the shape, size, profile, symmetry, and function of your nose. With rhinoplasty, plastic surgeon Dr. Scroggins can make minor or profound changes to your nose so that it is in better harmony with the rest of your facial features. If you are interested in rhinoplasty, you should have the following qualifications:
- Good Physical Health: To be a good candidate for plastic surgery, you need to be in good general health with no major medical conditions. If you are seeking rhinoplasty due to a physical injury to your nose, even if it occurred many years ago, you should discuss this with Dr. Scroggins at your consultation.
- Realistic Expectations: Some patients come in for a consultation with Dr. Scroggins and expect him to make their noses look like Jennifer Aniston’s or Blake Lively’s nose. However, depending on your unique physical characteristics, this may not even be possible, or if it is, it may not match the overall aesthetics of your face. Rather than trying to pull off an unattainable “perfect” appearance, plastic surgeon Dr. Scroggins wants to help you look like your best self. He will help you to have realistic expectations about the results of your customized rhinoplasty procedure.
- Self-Motivated: Some individuals who initially show an interest in rhinoplasty are motivated by a desire to achieve another person’s expectations. To help you achieve the best results, your desires for rhinoplasty should be self-motivated. Self-motivated patients tend to achieve greater long-term satisfaction and a more improved self-image after rhinoplasty.
- Full Growth: Patients whose noses are not yet fully grown are not qualified for rhinoplasty. If they have reached full growth, girls as young as 15 and boys as young as 17 can undergo this procedure.
- Non-Smoking: Individuals who smoke may not be qualified for rhinoplasty surgery.
- Desire for Revision or Reconstructive Rhinoplasty: If you’ve had rhinoplasty at any point in the past and you’d like new changes made to your nose, you may qualify for reconstructive or revision rhinoplasty. Before consulting Dr. Scroggins about revision surgery, it is best if you wait at least one year after your initial surgery to ensure that all the tissues have completely healed.
- Birth Defects or Breathing Problems: If you have a birth defect or breathing difficulty, you may be able to get your corrective rhinoplasty covered by your insurance. Have an ENT or an allergist evaluate your breathing difficulties before you undergo rhinoplasty; they can determine whether this corrective surgery will resolve your breathing impairment.
Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape, width, angle, profile, and even the breathing ability of your nose. Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Scroggins by filling out our online contact form or by calling (301) 220-0400. As you discuss your expectations and desires with him, he’ll help you determine whether rhinoplasty is right for you.