What Would Make You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you’re not alone. In fact, rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery was the most performed form of cosmetic surgery in the United States in 2020, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics. Patients who visit Cosmetic Surgery Institute for rhinoplasty have often spent years avoiding side profile photos or caking on makeup to conceal their nose shape because of their insecurities. Many of them decide that having a nose job from a Los Angeles-area plastic surgeon would be the best way to improve their appearance.

Not sure whether you should have your nose surgically altered? There are several factors that a plastic surgeon and patient might consider when deciding whether someone is an ideal candidate for this procedure. 

To be eligible for cosmetic nose surgery, the candidate must be at least over the age of 15 and emotionally mature enough to understand everything that’s involved in the surgery. Also, their facial growth should be complete. Being in good overall health with no serious medical conditions or illnesses is a must, and ideally you should also be a non-smoker or have shown that you can stop smoking for a significant length of time. Plastic surgeons prefer to work with patients who maintain realistic expectations and a positive outlook about enhancing their appearance.

Patients might seek a nose job to correct various cosmetic concerns such as a birth defect, a dorsal hump (which is a bump on the nose bridge that slopes down to the tip of the nose and can look prominent when seen from the side of the face), a nose that is too wide or too narrow for the face, an asymmetrical nose that is twisted or deviated, a pronounced nasal tip that is out of proportion with the rest of the face, a drooping nasal tip, post-traumatic deformities, and nasal airway problems. Nose jobs can also have functional benefits, such as repairing nasal fractures, restoring breathing function, and opening blocked nasal passages. 

Learn about what to expect before and after a nose job by contacting the team at Cosmetic Surgery Institute. Have questions? Call us at (760) 837-0364 or submit a contact form to request a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. 

3 Ways to Look Cute on Zoom Dates

Since the pandemic began, the way we go on dates and connect with friends or relatives has changed significantly. The idea of virtual dating might not be appealing for some people, but it’s a great way of combatting loneliness and establishing authentic human connections that are so vital for our mental health during uncertain times. Due to the fact that we’re spending more time looking at our own faces online, many people have been increasingly self-conscious about what they deem to be flaws or imperfections, such as a bump on the bridge of their nose, wrinkles around the eyes, or a slight double chin. If this sounds like you, now’s an ideal time to take advantage of the extra opportunities we have to heal in the privacy of our homes and finally have a more significant surgical procedure, such as eyelid surgery or a rhinoplasty. Many Los Angeles-area patients—including in Palm Desert, Riverside, and beyond—may have been putting such decisions off because they weren’t able to take time off from coming into the office for work to recover from their procedure. That’s no longer the same potential hindrance for many people.

With that in mind, there are some things you can do to feel more confident on your next FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom date—beyond altering your appearance with cosmetic surgery, if you still aren’t quite ready.

Lighting is Important 

Before your date, take some time to experiment with lighting because it will make a huge difference to your appearance on camera. Set yourself up in an area of your house that has good lighting. You should ideally be facing your light source. A circle light, bright natural light from a window, or even a setting up a desk lamp will be very flattering. Natural light will always look the best. 

Get Your Angles Right 

The last thing you want is to have your camera too close up to your face or at some other unflattering angle. Sit back and give yourself and your date some room. Studies have shown that sitting too close to your camera can make your nose look up to 30 percent bigger!

Make Your Skin Look Great 

Cameras are unforgiving to skin issues, so be sure to moisturize, hydrate, and get plenty of sleep. Hide irregularities with concealer and use body oil or luminizer to give your skin a glowing look. You can also consider laser skin resurfacing to get a more even tone and glowing complexion.

Find out more about having a rhinoplasty at Cosmetic Surgery Institute. Call us at (760) 837-0364, or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.