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Toronto, ON M5R 1B9
Who Is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery? If you are not satisfied with the way your nose looks, you may be wondering if rhinoplasty is the right solution for you. As with any type of surgery, there are some patients who make better candidates than others. If you are not a good candidate for the procedure, you may find that the results you receive are no better than the original version of your nose and you may be left disappointed and yearning for something else. Below, we will go over what makes you a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. 1. You Are Self-Conscious About Your Nose One of the first questions you will be asked when you inquire about having the rhinoplasty procedure performed is why you want to have it performed. The best candidates for the procedure are those who are unhappy with the look of their nose and those who are self-conscious about their appearance because of their nose. Patients who are unhappy with the way their nose looks can find comfort knowing that the rhinoplasty surgery can help correct the areas that they are unhappy with. 2. Have Realistic Expectations All good candidates will have realistic expectations about the surgery. Some patients think that rhinoplasty is a cure all and will completely change their overall appearance and they will look like a supermodel after the surgery. This is not a healthy way to look at the surgery and you should have a good idea of what to expect and make sure that your vision of the results is something that is achievable. 3. You Are in Good Health and Do Not Smoke Patients who make good candidates are in good health and do not have any medical complications that could affect the surgery. If you do have a medical condition, you might still be able to have the surgery performed, but you will need to speak with your physician and surgeon to work out the best possible treatment plan with your condition in mind. Patients who wish to have the rhinoplasty procedure performed should also not smoke. Those who do smoke will find that it takes much longer to heal and infection can occur. 4. You Are 18 Years of Age Most rhinoplasty surgeries will not be performed on those who are under 18 years of age, especially if the surgery is to fix a deviated septum. This is because the nose and septum continue to grow and change until you have reached the age of 18. It is possible for those younger than 18 to have the procedure performed, but as the nose changes, follow up procedures may be needed. If you are interested in having rhinoplasty performed, contact Dr. Torgerson today to discuss your options. It is important that you and Dr. Torgerson determine if you are a good candidate first before the procedure is performed. The results that you receive from rhinoplasty can help improve your confidence and provide you with a nose that you are proud to show off to the world.
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