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Am I a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

Am i a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?

Anyone who wants to have a rhinoplasty may not be a good candidate for nose surgery. There are some conditions required for this type of surgery. In this article, we will answer “Am I a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty? question and handle the suitable and not suitable candidates for nose surgery.

Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

After the required examinations, it is decided for the people who are suitable for the nose surgery to be operated on. Those who are suitable for nose surgery can be summarized as follows;

  • People without health problems.
  • People with nasal deformities.
  • People who are psychologically affected by the nasal deformity.
  • People who do not have imaginary expectations for nose aesthetics.
  • People over the age of 18.
  • Those who do not have mental problems.

Incidentally, we can mention the nasal deformities. Nose surgery can be performed for addressing the following problems: Crookedness of the nose, very large or small nose structure, long or short nose, and thin or thick nose. Some of these problems affect both the psychology and health of the person, while others leave great psychological effects. This situation which makes the person unhappy is reflected in the person’s marriage, work, school, and social life. When these kinds of situations are the case, the aesthetic operation can be performed.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Nose surgery can be performed by subjecting the patient to certain tests before surgery. Rhinoplasty isn’t performed for those who are not suitable for nose aesthetic surgery conditions. We can list people who are not suitable for rhinoplasty surgery as follows;

  • People who are in the high-risk groups during general anesthesia or surgery.
  • People who smoke cigarettes, hookah, vape, cannabis, and so on.
  • People with health problems.
  • People with mental problems. (They can get it done with the approval of the psychologist.)
  • Those with imaginary expectations; Those who believe that their life will be incredibly different after surgery, those who think that they will be very beautiful or handsome.
  • Those who dream of looking like someone. (Those who come with a celebrity’s photo and say they want to look like him.)
  • People under the age of 18, unless are psychologically affected. (It can be done for a 16-year-old if he is complaining much about the crookedness of the nose and accordingly does not want to go out)
  • Those who want to have a rhinoplasty just because someone else wants it.

It is important not to operate the candidates who are not suitable for nose surgery. There are some risks related to nose aesthetics that occur in candidates who are not suitable for rhinoplasty.


How Do I Know if I Am A Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

After listing the characteristics of people who are a good and not good candidates for rhinoplasty, we would like to share the questions you need to ask yourself to find your own answer before the rhinoplasty procedure.

1. In Which Conditions Can Rhinoplasty be Performed?

There are two different situations where nose surgery can be performed. The first one is the aesthetic concern which is a very common reason for many patients. This anxiety can cause the person to be unhappy and feel insecure. The second reason is that the person faces health problems such as not being able to breathe. If you suffer from one of these two conditions, you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty.

2. Is My Age Suitable For Rhinoplasty?

For rhinoplasty, the development of nasal cartilage and bone structure must be completed. This completion ends at the age of 18. The ideal age for rhinoplasty is 18 and above. But if you are younger than this age and want to have a rhinoplasty, in some cases, it can be done if the person feeling unhappy. Over the age of 40, the cartilages lose elasticity ability and the recovery generally takes longer compared to the younger patients.

3. Is My Psychological Condition Suitable For Rhinoplasty?

People may feel bad psychologically from time to time. Rhinoplasty is a process that will affect psychology as well. Psychology is an important factor in deciding on rhinoplasty, in the recovery process, and in the process of accepting the nose after the surgery. You may ask yourself the following to have a better understanding of yourself;

  • Am I in a hurry to have nose surgery?
  • Am I excited (emotional)?
  • Am I ready for the difficulties I can experience during the healing process?
  • Am I ready for my new look after surgery?

Depending on the result of your answers to these questions, you can decide on rhinoplasty.

4. Are My Expectations About Rhinoplasty Realistic?

If you do not think that you will be the most beautiful or handsome person in the world after nose aesthetics and your life will change 360 ​​degrees at a time, your expectations are realistic. You should also make sure that there is no celebrity you want to look like.

5. Are the reasons for wanting to have a rhinoplasty enough?

If you have any deformities in your nose or if you are badly affected by the appearance of your nose in terms of self-confidence, you have enough reasons to have a rhinoplasty.

6. Will I Regret If I Have Nose Surgery?

If this question comes to mind, you are not ready to have nose surgery. Before you have a rhinoplasty, you should make the necessary research, learn the ideal nose concept and have enough information about the plastic surgeon, who will perform your rhinoplasty. As a result of all these researches, the issue of regret will not come to your mind.

7. Can I have Rhinoplasty While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Nose surgery can harm the fetus. Since there is such a possibility, you should postpone your rhinoplasty plan after pregnancy. If a trauma occurs during breastfeeding, nose surgery can be performed. However, rhinoplasty for aesthetic purposes should be taken into an advanced period. The narcosis to be taken during the surgery can be passed on to the milk and to the baby with milk. Enough milk should be prepared for the baby before the surgery.

8. I am not satisfied with my results, can I have nose surgery for a second time?

If the rhinoplasty does not meet the expectations for aesthetic concerns, second rhinoplasty surgery can be performed. Although it is a more difficult process than the first one, it will be successful by a specialist.

9. Does Allergy Prevent Rhinoplasty?

Functional nose surgery is performed for sinus congestion related to allergies. The intolerances of the patient with allergies are determined and necessary interventions are made accordingly.

You can visit the related link to get detailed information about Rhinoplasty. We came to the end of our article titled ‘‘Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?’’ prepared by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suleyman TAS. You can contact us at +90 543 456 36 93 for more information.

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4 years ago

Great article thanks doctor. Why smoking makes me a bad candidate for rhinoplasty?

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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS
4 years ago
Reply to  Samir

Hello Samir, thanks for your question. The harm of smoking is a proven fact and health is of a great importance for me. Therefore a smoker needs to quit smoking at least 6 (six) months before the rhinoplasty surgery (the amount of time needed for detoxication) and never smoke again after the surgery as smoking damages and delays the healing process.

4 years ago

Do you do a simulation before nose surgery?

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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS
4 years ago
Reply to  Ines

Hello Ines, yes indeed the simulation is performed during the physical examination using professional photos for a more realistic view in line with the patient’s expectations.

3 years ago

can you have rhinoplasty if you have asthma?

3 years ago

Hello, I would like to have a baby after the rhinoplasty. I would like to know how long it takes after surgery to be able to get pregnant. Is there any medications to be taken after the surgery that could potentially harm my health as a pregnant woman or the health of the baby?

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