You’re not alone if you want to improve the appearance of your nose. Rhinoplasty, or as it’s more commonly called, a nose job, is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures in the United States.
It’s easy to understand why so many people want to change their nose. Your nose claims a prominent spot in the center of your face, so it’s important to like the way it looks. No one wants their nose to have imperfections or an odd shape that draws everyone’s attention and makes them self-conscious.
When it comes to getting a rhinoplasty, the first step is describing exactly what you don’t like about your nose and how you’d like it to change. Then James Goodnight, MD, gives you an honest assessment, letting you know if your expectations are realistic and making recommendations as needed to ensure you’ll love the results.
After their in-depth consultation, women and men who come to Dr. James Goodnight’s Center for Everlasting Beauty for rhinoplasty feel confident they can depend on his experience, artistic sense, and exceptional plastic surgery skills.
Changes you can make with rhinoplasty
Chances are you already know the changes you want to make to your nose. But if you don’t, spend some time looking in the mirror from all angles and define the exact qualities you don’t like about it.
The more precisely you can describe the problem and how you want it to change, the easier it is for us to create a surgical plan that meets your expectations. Many patients find a photo of their perfect nose and bring it with them to their consultation.
These are the classic changes we can make during rhinoplasty:
- Reduce its overall size
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Change the nose’s width
- Change your nostril size or shape
- Remove a bump on the bridge
- Eliminate a depression on the bridge
- Reshape the nose tip
- Create or restore symmetry
If the change you want to make is on this list, then your expectations are probably realistic and we can sculpt your nose to create the one you envision. But there are other considerations.
Qualities to consider before a rhinoplasty
Even when your desired change is on the list, we have to evaluate other factors before deciding if your choice is realistic.
Here are a few examples of the issues we ask and answer to ensure your rhinoplasty delivers exceptional results:
- Will the new shape or size be in proportion to the rest of your face?
- Will the change complement your natural appearance?
- Does your facial architecture support the changes you want?
- Does the thickness of your skin affect your rhinoplasty options?
- Can your desired change be made without affecting breathing?
These are all important questions we can answer when you come in for a consultation. We also evaluate your nose to see if you need surgery to repair structural problems that interfere with breathing.
For example, you may need surgery to repair a deviated septum, reduce the size of turbinates, or reinforce the middle vault or side walls to prevent them from collapsing. These procedures can all be done at the same time as your rhinoplasty.
In the end, the goal is to give you a nose that matches the shape and size you desire, while keeping it natural looking and balanced with the rest of your face.
If you’re ready to take the first step and learn if your desired nose is realistic, call Dr. Goodnight’s Center for Everlasting Beauty or schedule a consultation online.