Are You a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?
The nose can attract a lot of attention because of its location in the center of the face. A disproportionate or misshapen nose can seem to detract from your overall appearance. Patients who have a deviated septum (when the cartilage in the middle of the nose is off-center) can experience difficulty breathing or sinus infections in addition to a dissatisfaction with their appearance. Whether a nose is misshapen from birth or because of an accident, there are a number of different factors that determine whether you are eligible for rhinoplasty.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a medical procedure that is used to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose. Performed by plastic surgeons under general anesthesia, it can address a wide range of defects, injuries, and aesthetic issues. In most cases it is an elective surgery performed for cosmetic reasons and everyone is not an ideal rhinoplasty candidate. What makes a person eligible for this procedure?
First and most importantly, a person must be in good overall health. Dr. Franckle will not perform elective surgery if the prospective patient has a serious medical issue that might put his or her life at risk. A heart condition or blood-clotting issue are the most common reasons patients are deemed unfit candidates for a rhinoplasty. Smokers are told to refrain from smoking before the procedure and during recovery because their habit may negatively impact healing.
When dealing with a younger rhinoplasty candidate, it is imperative that facial growth is complete. We see a lot of young patients in our office and it is important to determine if the nasal bone has reached maturity so the results of the surgery are not compromised. This happens at different ages for different patients. A consultation with Dr. Franckle is the best way to establish if your age is impacting your ability to have a rhinoplasty procedure.
Last but not least, all surgeons must consider the mental and emotional state of potential patients. In particular, Dr. Franckle wants to be certain that you, the patient, has realistic expectations about the results of a rhinoplasty. We use 3D Imaging technology in our office to give you a better vision of what your results may look like, but it is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee a result from a plastic surgery procedure.
Financing Your Rhinoplasty
As it is an elective procedure, many insurance providers will not cover a rhinoplasty. Paying for the procedure out of pocket may be difficult for some patients so we offer financing options through Care Credit. Our staff can help walk you through the financing options over the phone before or after visiing the office for a consultation. . If you have any additional questions about this popular procedure, give us a call!