Nose Surgery Candidates

Rhinoplasty Candidates

Rhinoplasty can accomplish different things for different people. A nose job can increase or decrease the size of your nose and it can also be used to alter the shape of the bridge, tip, nostrils, and/or the angle between the nose and upper lip. For people with breathing difficulties, rhinoplasty may be able to correct structural problems inside the nose. In most cases, incisions can be hidden within the nostrils or across the thin strip of skin between the nostrils (known as the columella). This means that you can achieve your new nose without any telltale scarring.

Rhinoplasty candidates seek out Dr. Fredric Newman because he has the skill to correct virtually all of the many different issues that can be addressed with a nose job. Explore the page below to find out if you are a candidate for rhinoplasty or schedule a nose job consultation to discuss your concerns with Dr. Newman.

Is a nose job right for me?

Most men and women in good health can receive a nose job. A consultation will determine whether you are a candidate. Rhinoplasty is performed on patients of almost all ages, though young people are usually advised to wait until they complete their facial growth – usually somewhere between ages 13 and 15. It is also important for a young person’s parent or guardian to explore the reasons behind a desire to have rhinoplasty.

When you come to our office for your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Newman will examine the inner structure of your nose, the condition of your skin, the size and shape of your nose, and how it relates to your other facial features. This consultation provides the best opportunity to find out if a nose job is right for you.

Enhance your Appearance

Cosmetic surgeons frequently recommend chin surgery if a more or less prominent chin will improve a patient’s facial proportions.

Correct Breathing Difficulties

Turbinectomy is sometimes recommended to open the nasal air passages. The procedure reduces the projections of the turbinate – internal structures that warm and add moisture to the air flowing through the nose.

Septoplasty is often a solution for a septum that has deviated to block the air passages. For more information about this type of nose job procedure please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Center.

Common Aesthetic Concerns

People with the following concerns can usually benefit from a nose job:

  • A disproportionately large nose
  • A wide nose
  • A bump or indentation along the edge of the nose
  • A bulbous nasal tip
  • A nasal tip that droops
  • Flared nostrils
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Impaired breathing from an obstruction in the nose

Wide Bridge/Hump

A wide bridge or significant hump is one of the most common reasons for a patient to elect to undergo a nose job at The Aesthetic Surgery Center of Connecticut near New York. A nose job for a wide bridge can be performed for cosmetic purposes or to repair the internal structure of the bridge and make breathing easier. This type of nose job can take from one to two hours to complete, depending on your specific circumstances.

If you have a hump on the bridge of your nose, Dr. Newman will use a special tool to reduce the size of the hump. To correct a wide bridge, Dr. Newman will fracture the bones and, in some cases, remove excess cartilage. He will then move the bones together, creating a narrower bridge and a more refined appearance.

Wide Nostrils

The flair or width of the nostrils is another common concern among patients who undergo nose job procedures. Dr. Newman can create a narrower nose by changing the way the skin lies at the bottom of the nose. In a procedure known as “minimizing wedges”, Dr. Newman removes small wedges of skin from the base of the nostrils, where they meet the cheeks. Dr. Newman then carefully closes the trimmed area with fine sutures, eliminating the risk of visible scars. With the nostrils positioned closer together, the flare of the nostrils is reduced, the tip appears more refined, and the entire nose appears more slender.

Enlarged Tip

In addition to seeking a remedy for a wide bridge or hump or flaring nostrils, a patient can choose to have a nose job to correct a boxy or bulbous tip. Many of our patients feel that the tips of their noses are too large, project too far forward, or hang down too far. This issue is relatively simple to fix by trimming the cartilage in the tip and reshaping it. Additionally, trimming the septum, or the thin partition between the nostrils, can improve the angle of the nose to the upper lip, eliminating the “hooked” quality that some noses possess.

To find out which type of nose job will most benefit you, contact our plastic surgery center in Darien, Connecticut and schedule a consultation.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation Today

Rhinoplasty requires greater precision than perhaps any other cosmetic surgery procedure. Make sure you choose the best surgeon for your nose job procedure. Please contact our office in Fairfield County or complete a rhinoplasty evaluation online to find out if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Newman.

Aesthetic Surgery Center Driving Directions

Dr. Newman offers his expertise in plastic surgery to many patients traveling from nearby cities. We have provided driving directions to our practice from the following locations for your convenience.