Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty

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If you feel the shape or size of your nose is disproportionate to your other features, it can contribute to self-consciousness. Rhinoplasty (sometimes called a “nose job”) can bring your face back into balance and improve your overall appearance.

At our practice, many patients bring up similar concerns during rhinoplasty consultations. We’re happy to take a deeper dive when we meet with you one-on-one, but you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions below.

What Results Can a Rhinoplasty Achieve?

Rhinoplasty can correct numerous cosmetic issues. Some reasons why you might choose this procedure include:

  • Reshaping the tip of the nose if it feels too bulbous, drooping, or upturned
  • Correcting asymmetry
  • Straightening a bridge that has humps or depressions
  • Narrowing large or wide nostrils
  • Bringing a nose that feels too large or too small into balance with other features

To achieve the best results from your rhinoplasty, you should choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ronald Schuster. In his nearly 30 years of experience, he’s helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic goals through rhinoplasty.

How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Last?

Depending on the adjustments made, rhinoplasty procedures generally last between 1.5 to 3 hours. Barring any facial trauma, the results of a rhinoplasty typically last a lifetime. While you will eventually see changes to your face due to the natural aging process, the procedure permanently restructures your nose. 

Who’s a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the most popular facial cosmetic surgery, with 352,555 procedures performed in 2020, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you’re in generally good physical health and have realistic goals for the procedure, you’re likely a strong candidate.

There are some reasons Dr. Schuster might recommend an alternative treatment, including:

  • You have an unmanaged medical condition like high cholesterol or a bleeding disorder
  • You’re an adolescent whose facial structure hasn’t stopped growing
  • You suffer from body dysmorphia or have unrealistic expectations about the outcome

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schuster.

Schedule Your Baltimore Area Rhinoplasty

If you’re ready to enhance your appearance through rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation at our Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland practice by calling 410-609-9039. Dr. Schuster uses a combination of extensive experience, precise techniques, and an eye for aesthetics to help each patient achieve their vision.



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