Nose Surgery Candidates Los Angeles

Your nose — it’s the focal point of your face and a feature that defines your entire facial character.

Rhinoplasty improves the size, shape, and the overall appearance of the nose so that it becomes more harmonious with your face. Transformation of your nose to one that is just right for you requires the utmost, skill, precision, and an instinctive sense of facial balance and uniqueness.

The term Rhinoplasty actually means “nose molding” or “nose forming.” According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 300,000 men and women had their noses reshaped in 2005. In addition to correcting nasal breathing problems, obstructions, or injuries, Rhinoplasty can also reduce or increase the overall size of your nose, change the shape and size of the tip or the bridge, change the size and shape of your nostrils, and alter its angle.

From the time of the first documented “nose job” in 1597, surgery of the nose, or Rhinoplasty, has evolved from a procedure first developed to replace noses that were once amputated as a punishment for crimes, as well as those deformed and scarred by the ravages of socially ostracizing diseases, such as syphilis. The trends in

Rhinoplasty have also evolved over the past decade. It is no longer performed to mask the ethnicity of men and women who sought acceptance through assimilation in their land of choice, but to actually refine and enhance their ethnic features. Today, Rhinoplasty is an art form as much as it is a surgical procedure. A skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon will ask you: Which is the right nose for your face, and your face alone? Your surgeon must have

an artistic sense. With this unique facial feature, it should never be “one size fits all.”

What troubles you about your nose? The sculpting of your nose requires thorough consideration of many factors. These include keeping your nose in harmony with all other facial features, while also considering your existing nasal structure, function, and physiology. Is there airway obstruction that needs correction? Has your nose suffered from injuries such as a fracture that needs correction? Do you get headaches or sinus troubles from chronic nasal airway obstruction? Will we be sculpting your nose for purely cosmetic reasons, or to restore its structure and function, or both? There are also men and women who undergo “Revision” Rhinoplasty – to correct previous nose surgeries that had poor outcome.

Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

While Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance, it might not necessarily change your look to match your specific ideal, or cause others to perceive and treat you differently. Therefore, your decision to undergo Rhinoplasty has to be made very carefully, giving thorough considerations to what you want, and what is realistically possible. The best candidates for Rhinoplasty are those who are emotionally and psychologically mature, and are looking for improvements – not perfection.

Some of the indications that you might be a good candidate for Rhinoplasty are:

  • Your nose might be too large for your face.
  • Your nose might be too small for your face.
  • Your have a bump on the nasal bridge that shows on the profile view.
  • You have a flat or shallow bridge (your glasses slip off your nose).
  • You have a nose that seems too wide from the front view.
  • You have a nasal tip that droops, plunges, or hangs excessively.
  • You have a nasal tip that protrudes, like a “Pinocchio nose.”
  • Your have a nasal tip is too thick, large, bulbous, or boxy.
  • Your have a nasal tip that is too pinched or sharp.
  • You have a nose that is crooked or off-center.
  • You have flared or large nostrils.
  • You have pinched or collapsed nostrils.
  • You have problems breathing through your nose due to structural abnormalities and injuries.
  • You have developed structural or functional nasal complications from previous surgeries

Dr. Younai is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with experience in all aspects of Facial Cosmetic Surgery including that of the Nose, Sinuses, Eyes, Ears, Chin, Cheek, etc. He is skilled and experienced in all techniques of Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgery, and strives to create the nose that is natural looking and harmonious with the rest of your face. During your consultation he will discuss all details including: if you are a good candidate, surgical options and techniques, potential risks and complications of surgery, pre- and post-operative instructions, recovery course, as well as what to expect after surgery. At that time Dr. Younai will also show you before-and-after pictures of other patients with Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, who might be similar to you.

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