Cosmetic rhinoplasty reshapes the nose by removing or reshaping bone and cartilage, narrowing the nostrils, or changing the angle from the nose tip to the upper lip. Nose surgery usually takes from two to four hours, and can be performed under local or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Nose surgery is not recommended for girls under 13 or for boys under 15.
The best candidates for rhinoplasty
The best candidates are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way their nose appears. If you’re physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, than you may be a good rhinoplasty candidate. You have a nose that he or she feels is disproportionate to the size of his or her face, You have nostrils that are excessively flared, You have a bump on the bridge of the nose, You have a nose that appears to wide when viewed from the front, You have a tip that droops or plunges, or is thickened or enlarged, You have a nose that is crooked or off-center, You have a previous injury which has left your nose asymmetrical.