Is a Nose Job Right For Me?

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Improve Your Nose’s Contour

A nose job (also known as rhinoplasty) is one of the oldest and most popular plastic surgery procedures available. Many men and women in the United States have nose jobs to improve the appearance of their noses. If you feel your nose is too large, too small, or has what you consider to be an unattractive shape, a nose job may be able to help you get the contour you want for your nose.

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Factors That Make a Good Nose Job Candidate

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The best candidates for nose jobs:

  • Are in good general health
  • Are not using certain drugs or supplements
  • Understand the procedure and its risks and have realistic expectations

Good General Health

There are a few important health considerations for nose job candidates. First, you cannot currently be sick, especially with any illness that may affect your healing. You may be discouraged from having a nose job if you are at high risk for anesthesia-related complications. The best candidates are also nonsmokers. Make sure you share your full medical history with your provider, including any allergies and previous surgeries.

Drugs to Avoid

In most cases, you should stop taking any anticoagulants or other medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. You should also avoid magnesium, and some herbal supplements, such as ginger, ginkgo, and fish oil. In addition, people who have used recreational drugs nasally are not considered good candidates for rhinoplasty.


Most people seeking rhinoplasty are doing so because they want to improve the appearance of their noses to boost their confidence and bring harmony to their features. As long as you understand the procedure and its risks and have realistic expectations for your results, these are perfectly normal and healthy reasons to want a nose job. Your provider will talk to you about what you can expect from your nose job and what constitutes realistic goals for your rhinoplasty.

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The Right Age for Nose Job Candidates

There is no “right age” for a nose job. You may be 22 or 74, as long as you are approved for surgery and there are no complications that could interfere with your recovery, you can be a candidate for a rhinoplasty. The choice to undergo surgery is your’s. Our job is to make sure your decision is safe and will provide the results you desire.

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Your Customized Procedure

While we have guidelines for what makes a good candidate, every candidate is unique and each has their own reasons for seeking a rhinoplasty. Once it’s been determined that a rhinoplasty is the correct procedure for you, we will listen to your goals and you will work with to create a customized procedure to provide the results you desire. To achieve the nose contour you’re looking for, start by contacting us at Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to schedule your consultation and discuss your options with one of our providers.