Rhinoplasty aims to improve the shape and contour of the nose, giving a better balance to your face and improving your appearance and self-confidence. However, as with any surgery, there are limits to what can be achieved.
Performing a rhinoplasty on a child under 16 years of age is not recommended. This is because the nose is still growing and surgery can disturb future growth. Similarly, future growth may affect the results of the surgery.
The nose has to been seen in the context of the face as a whole. For example, a normal nose may be seen as too large if you have a small chin. In this case an alternative procedure, such as a chin implant, is more likely to achieve the desired effect. Your surgeon will make you aware of any such issues and how best to restore the natural balance of your face.
Altering the appearance of the nose can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. It may take a little getting used to but the vast majority of patients are very happy with their new look. Nonetheless, revision procedures are available to ensure the best possible result.Everyone heals differently, and to a certain extent, this will affect the final result. Your surgeon will both advise you about what to expect and help you to decide what type of procedure you need.