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Christopher Hove, MD

When to Consider Rhinoplasty

Woman with an attractive, well-proportioned noseThere are many imperfections that can compromise the overall appearance of the nose. But, whether patients are dissatisfied with the size, width, or profile of the nose, a rhinoplasty procedure can correct flaws to give them a nose they love.

Dr. Christopher R. Hove has extensive experience performing rhinoplasty surgery. He considers this procedure to be an art form, and performs every rhinoplasty procedure with both beauty and function in mind.

A “nose job,” or rhinoplasty, alters the size and/or shape of the nose to create symmetry and balance among a person’s facial features. Those individuals who are interested in learning if they are rhinoplasty candidates should come to our Philadelphia, PA facial plastic surgery practice for a personalized consultation with Dr. Hove.

Rhinoplasty Candidates

People who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose may wish to consider rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty can address irregularities regarding the width, length, or shape of the nose. Whether a person was born with these imperfections or they developed over time as a result of aging, rhinoplasty surgery can be effective in achieving a more attractive and proportionate nose.

During a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Hove can make alterations to enlarge or reduce the nose, refine the bridge of the nose, or reshape the tip or nostrils. In addition, any structural or breathing problems can be addressed during rhinoplasty surgery.

Although rhinoplasty surgery is a suitable treatment for many aesthetic concerns, not all patients are ideal rhinoplasty candidates. Below are some of the considerations that are used to determine rhinoplasty candidacy:

  • Overall health: All rhinoplasty candidates must be in good physical health. Any surgical procedure carries a degree of risk, so it is important that rhinoplasty patients be free of any health conditions that could increase those risks.
  • Age: Many teenagers are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose. While there is no set age on when rhinoplasty can be performed, it is best to wait until the nose and face are done growing. Many people experience a growth period around their mid-teens, so this is not an ideal time to undergo rhinoplasty.
  • Expectations: Realistic expectations are one of the most important considerations for rhinoplasty surgery. While rhinoplasty can alter the nose and dramatically improve facial balance and symmetry, it does not offer perfection. All patients considering rhinoplasty surgery should have a conversation with Dr. Hover regarding the results they can realistically expect from their procedure.

Patients who are self-conscious because of the appearance of the nose can benefit from the results of rhinoplasty surgery. The best way to determine whether rhinoplasty is appropriate is to schedule a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, such as Dr. Hove.

Schedule an Appointment

The nose is a prominent facial feature that can bring balance and proportion to the face. If you are interested in refining the size or shape of your nose to enhance your natural beauty, Dr. Christopher R. Hove can help. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about rhinoplasty surgery and whether you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove