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I am planning to get a nose job done. What are the chances of success?

I have a very crooked nose and for a long time I have been self-conscious about it. I am considering getting a nose job done. However, I am scared that if it doesn’t work out, it will be a huge expense. What are the chances of a successful corrective surgery?

9 Answers

Without evaluating your nose, it is difficult to say to what degree improvement is realistic. Typically, asymmetries can be corrected through a combination of removing a hump if present, braking the nose to provide alignment, and cartilage grafts to address asymmetries.
"Nose jobs,” or rhinoplasty, are among the most common plastic surgery procedures and, most of the time, by far, chances are that you are going to be happy with the outcome. Make sure your plastic surgeon is competent and can show you results of other patients.
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The chances of success are excellent. Search for a local plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has experience in rhinoplasty and consult with him/her.
If your surgery is performed by an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Surgeon, your chances of success are quite good. Go on 3 consults, ask for computer imaging, and ask questions to feel comfortable with the surgeon and practice you choose.

Good luck!

Shim Ching, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
The success rate for a crooked nose and rhinoplasty is very high.

William A. Stefani, MD
There are two specialties that do this surgery: plastic and ENT. A person of either specialty is okay if they have a lot of experience with the surgery and and can show you pictures and possibly talk with a patient.
Of course any surgery comes with risk. I suggest that you seek consultation on your surgery from a plastic surgeon that is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. You can discuss your concern with the surgeon on your results and expectations to help you make your decision.
The chances of success are directly proportional to the amount of time spent discussing your nose with the doctor, not an assistant. If he understands what you really want, then the chances of a good result are much greater.
Very good, but you must be certain you tell your surgeon your expectations. Also, select a Plastic Surgeon who is well experienced in rhinoplasty surgery. Be sure your surgeon is Board Certified.