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Am I A Good Candidate For Nasal Surgery?

Am I A Good Candidate For Nasal Surgery?

Nasal surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance and function of the nose. Changes can be made with respect to nose width, the bridge of the nose, profile, visible humps or depressions, the nasal tip size and shape, as well as nasal asymmetry and deviation. Nasal surgery may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose. However, not everyone is a good candidate for nasal surgery. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether nasal surgery is right for you.

Types Of Nasal Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the nose. This procedure can address issues such as a hump, asymmetry, and a wide, or upturned tip. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty may be right for you. 

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct a deviated septum. A deviated septum can cause nasal obstruction, which can make it difficult to breathe through the nose. If you are experiencing difficulty breathing through your nose, septoplasty may be a good option for you.

Nasal Obstruction:
Nasal obstruction can be caused by a variety of factors, including a deviated septum, nasal polyps, and sinusitis. If you are experiencing nasal obstruction, it can be difficult to breathe through your nose. Nasal surgery, such as septoplasty or polypectomy, can help correct this issue.

Deviated Septum:
A deviated septum is a common issue that can cause nasal obstruction and difficulty breathing through the nose. Septoplasty can be performed to correct a deviated septum, helping to improve breathing and alleviate symptoms of nasal obstruction.

Nasal Fracture:
A nasal fracture, also known as a broken nose, is a common injury that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty breathing. Nasal surgery can be performed to correct the appearance and functionality of the nose following a fracture.

Are You A Good Candidate For Nasal Surgery?
If you are exploring your options for cosmetic or medical nasal surgery you should consult with your plastic surgeon to determine if you qualify for this procedure. Typically, an ideal candidate would be:

  • In good general health
  • Not pregnant Or breastfeeding
  • A non-smoker
  • Able to avoid alcohol before surgery and during recovery
  • Finished growing
  • Realistic in their expectations
  • Able to dedicate the time to a healthy recovery

Nasal Surgery In Kelowna

Nasal surgery, including rhinoplasty, can be a good option for individuals who want to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose, enhancing facial harmony. Nasal surgery can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

To determine if you would be a good candidate for nasal surgery, read 6 Things To Know Before Getting Rhinoplasty and book a complimentary consultation with Kelowna’s top plastic surgeon. Contact us at (250) 868-9099 or through our online contact form.

Dr. Brian Peterson at Peterson MD in Kelowna is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive medical training and specialization in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. With the extensive knowledge and skill of Dr. Peterson, along with the knowledgeable staff at Peterson MD who are committed to providing patient education, you can feel confident in the results of your cosmetic surgery.


Q: Is nasal surgery painful?
A: Nasal surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, so the patient will not experience pain during the procedure. Patients may experience some discomfort or swelling after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with pain medication prescribed by the doctor.

Q: How long does it take to recover from nasal surgery?
A: The recovery time from nasal surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure and the individual patient. In general, patients can expect swelling and bruising to subside and to return to work and normal activities within 7-10 days.

Q: Is nasal surgery covered by insurance?
A: In some cases, insurance may cover the cost of nasal surgery if the procedure is deemed medically necessary, such as to correct a deviated septum that is causing nasal obstruction. However, cosmetic procedures, such as rhinoplasty, are usually not covered by insurance.

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