Do I Need Rhinoplasty?

“Do I need rhinoplasty?” This is the question many people ask themselves for a variety of reasons. Getting rhinoplasty  (nose surgery) can help solve a number of issues, but is it the right option for you? Keep reading to learn more.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can help restore the symmetry of a person’s nose. This can help achieve balance between a person’s face and nose. People typically have this procedure done for cosmetic purposes, but rhinoplasties can be performed for other reasons as well.

Why Would Someone Need Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasties can be performed to improve the appearance of a person’s nose, but they are also used for medical purposes. People who suffer from chronic sinus problems may require rhinoplasty to alleviate the symptoms. Others may require rhinoplasty to help improve their breathing.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Similar to other surgical procedures, you must first be considered a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty.

You are an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty if you:

  • Do not smoke.
  • Have complete facial growth.
  • Are in good health.
  • Have a positive outlook on the operation.
  • Have realistic expectations.

Dr. George P. Chatson will determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty at your initial consultation.

What Are the Risks of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasties do come with risks you need to consider. The typical surgical risks include bleeding, infection, and having an allergic reaction to the anesthesia. The risks unique to rhinoplasty include an uneven nose, numbness in the nose, long-lasting swelling, noticeable scarring, and a need for an additional operation.

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. George P. Chatson in North Andover, MA, or Nashua, NH

When it comes to rhinoplasty for medical purposes or simply to improve your appearance, Dr. George P. Chatson is the right doctor for the job. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. Contact the offices of Dr. George P. Chaston at 978-687-1151 to reach our North Andover, MA, office, or 603-882-2103 to reach our Nashua, NH, office. Schedule your confidential consultation today to learn more about how rhinoplasty can help you.


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