Is Rhinoplasty Surgery Right For You?

Many Dallas residents wonder how their lives could be different if their appearance was improved. For some, reducing stubborn fat would do the trick, while for others, a Dallas breast augmentation procedure is what they most desire. However, some people’s self esteem and confidence is affected by something they cannot cover up or hide – their nose.


The nose plays more of a role in people’s lives than its physiological purpose. It ads aesthetic quality to the face and is the central focus when others look at us. If the nose if not balanced or symmetrical, the individual may find it difficult to breathe and suffer other problems, including snoring and sleep apnea. However, abnormalities in the nose also cause individuals to feel less confident in themselves. Rhinoplasty, also known as the ‘Nose Job’ or nasal surgery, is a way to correct both physiological problems as well as improve the overall appearance of the nose.  Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Ricardo Meade, has performed several Rhinoplasty procedures at his practice, but it is important to note who is and who isn’t a good candidate for the surgery.

The Ideal Rhinoplasty Candidate

The decision to undergo Rhinoplasty surgery in Dallas is not as simple as one might think. The results are permanent and not everyone is a good candidate for the treatment. Before getting started, Dr. Meade will make sure you are in good health, and if so, there are some other factors to consider before the procedure can begin.

The ideal Rhinoplasty patient is over 13 years of age. This is critical because the face continues to grow until around that age, and if the nasal bones have not finished their growth cycle, the Rhinoplasty would have been a waste of time.  Additionally, younger patients might act on a whim and may regret the decision to have surgery later on in life. It is important to think things through before undergoing a cosmetic procedure like Rhinoplasty that involves changing one’s appearance, especially one that will alter the features on the individual’s face.

In addition, prospective patients should not be smokers. Smoking increases the risk of complications during the procedure, and Dr. Meade would never place someone’s life at risk.

Other good candidates for Dallas Rhinoplasty are individuals who suffer from a deviated septum, those who have sustained injuries to the nose or broken their nose, or individuals born with a disproportionate nasal shape.

The procedure can be as minimal or as extensive as necessary. As an experienced Dallas, TX cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Meade will question you on what you expect from the surgery and will do everything in his power to ensure your results are stunning. Whether you would like to change the length of your nose, the width, the bridge, or the nasal tip, Dr. Meade can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals. Patients can also request a change in the shape of the nostrils in order to give a more natural and proportionate appearance.

To find out if you are an ideal candidate for Dallas Rhinoplasty Surgery, contact Dr. Ricardo Meade today to schedule a cosmetic consultation.