A Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty PSCStaff October 23, 2013 Rhinoplasty Nearly anyone, who cares about their beauty can have something done to either correct the problem or dramatically improve it. There are people, however, that respond less favorably to rhinoplasty than others; Nasal tips with thick, oily skin are more difficult than those with thin skin. Thick skin is much less capable of adapting to a new shape. Rhinoplasty can correct: Straighten the bridge of the nose Reshape the tip of the nose Reduce or add to the overall size of the nose Change the angle between the nose and upper lip Large dorsal hump. Wide nose out of proportion to the face. Deviated or crooked nose. Wide, flaring nostrils. Bulbous tip. Boxy tip. Irregular contour of the nose. Nose that is over or under projected. Nose that is too long or too short. Difficulty breathing caused by airway obstruction within the nose. Rhinoplasty can also fix defects following an injury, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing difficulties if it’s performed by a professional certified surgeon. The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement in the way they look, are physically healthy, psychologically stable and have realistic expectations. What to expect from Rhinoplasty? Simply look in a mirror and identify what bothers you. Be specific. It is helpful to break up the nose into four parts.The common problems with these 4 are: Dorsum Tip Alae Airway obstruction. Evaluate each one of these areas individually as this is usually what the plastic surgeon does in his exam. Common complaints are: Dorsum: Too wide, too narrow, too big, too small, deviated. Tip: Too big, too pointy, too long, too pushed up, droopy, deviated. Alae: Too wide, too bulbous, nostrils too big. Airway: This must be examined individually. Be sure to tell your surgeon if you have had any previous nose surgery or an injury to your nose. You should also inform your surgeon if you have any allergies or breathing difficulties, if you are taking any medications, vitamins, or recreational drugs and if you smoke.