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Are you a Candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery? | Fauquier | WarrentonTo determine candidacy for a procedure such as rhinoplasty, the first step should be schedule a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon. The surgeon will assess the patient’s condition of the nose and face, skin quality, medical history, personal cosmetic goals, and emotional preparedness to undergo rhinoplasty.

Dr. V is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and various other procedures for the face, breast and body to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding locations.


Optimal Candidates

Most of the candidates who seek nose reshaping surgery are unhappy with the appearance of their nose and want to improve the harmony of their facial features. A smaller number of rhinoplasty candidates are individuals who suffer from breathing obstructions or discomfort due to previous nose injuries or structural abnormalities.

The optimal candidate for nose surgery will be an adult in suitable general health, having clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations, and recognizing the potential risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty. Such candidates will also be fully committed to following the surgeon’s instructions from pre-operative consultation to post-operative recovery.


Common Concerns

A fine candidate for rhinoplasty may have one or more of the following concerns about their nose:

  • The nose appears oversized or too small in relation to other facial features
  • The nose bridge has a conspicuous bump
  • The base of the nose is too wide
  • The nasal tip is enlarged, drooping or protruding
  • The tip is bulbous
  • The nostrils are pinched, flared or large
  • The nose is crooked looking or off-center
  • The nose has lost symmetry following an injury
  • Breathing difficulties due to structural anomalies of the nose

Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.


Teen Candidates

One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries among teens is rhinoplasty. But not every teen may be a suitable candidate for this procedure. The surgeon and the teenage patient should carefully consider whether or not rhinoplasty is an appropriate cosmetic surgery option. The surgeon should ensure that the decision to receive nose surgery is the teen patient’s own choice, rather than an outcome of parental or peer pressure.

Most surgeons recommend that girls should wait until the age of 14 or 15, and boys should wait another few years before they decide to undergo rhinoplasty. Irrespective of the reason for rhinoplasty, it is critical to ensure that the nose has developed completely before the surgery is performed.


Key Goals with Rhinoplasty

A candidate may seek to improve the size, shape, and overall appearance of the nose with rhinoplasty. Sometimes the cosmetic surgeon may recommend chin augmentation surgery along with rhinoplasty to achieve proper facial balance. A righteous and ideal candidate should also recognize that minimal scarring may occur if rhinoplasty is performed as an open procedure. They should carefully weigh the aesthetic benefits against the downsides of the surgery.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Ashburn, Reston, Chantilly, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other surrounding Virginia and Washington DC areas.

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