ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR RHINOPLASTY/NASAL RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY?
Rhinoplasty, or nasal reconstruction surgery, can be performed in men and women at almost any age. It is usually recommended that young people wait until their facial growth is complete, usually about 18 years old. Any person who has difficulty breathing through their nasal passages is a good candidate for septoplasty surgery. This is commonly due to a deviated septum, which can occur at birth or can be the result of a traumatic injury.
In addition, anyone who is dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose is a good candidate for cosmetic nose reshaping. The most common aesthetic concerns are an enlarged nasal dorsum (nasal hump on the profile) or a wide or bulbous nasal tip. Dr. Delgado utilizes computer imaging to aid himself and the patient in visualizing the patient’s goals. From this mutual understanding, Dr. Delgado constructs a surgical plan.
You may be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you have any of the following conditions:
- Your nose is out of proportion to your face, either being too large or too small.
- There is a hump or depression on the nasal bridge seen on the profile
- The nose seems too wide in front view
- The nasal tip droops or is thick and enlarged
- The nostrils flare outward excessively
- Your nose is crooked
- A previous injury has caused asymmetry of your nose
- You have an obstructive airway and difficulty breathing