Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or nose reshaping, has long been a leading cosmetic procedure in America. This popular surgery can bring all of your facial features into harmony with one another, just by modifying the nose. Because rhinoplasty can have such a dramatic influence on the appearance of your face, you probably want to make sure you are a good candidate before proceeding. Dr. Charles Chalekson has many years of plastic surgery experience and is ready to help you make this important decision.


Candidates for rhinoplasty want to change some aspect of their nose. Some of the most common reasons people seek rhinoplasty are:

  • Nose size
  • Nose width
  • Nostril size
  • Nostril symmetry
  • Nose symmetry
  • Nose tip (drooping or upturned)
  • Nose bridge (dip or hump)

An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Charles Chalekson will make sure that the nose surgery results are flattering to your overall facial shape. It takes a surgeon with an understanding of facial anatomy to provide results that look natural.

You’ll need to be in good overall health, and prepared to learn about the risks and benefits of surgery. You’ll also need to dedicate time to a brief recovery following surgery, during which your physical activities will be restricted. Most people who want rhinoplasty are ultimately good candidates for the surgery.


Rhinoplasty should be performed no earlier than young adulthood, so that the nose has had time to mature into its final size and shape. Oftentimes, a rhinoplasty can be performed on patients as young as ages 15-17, although a consultation is necessary to make this determination.

There’s no upper age limit for rhinoplasty. Dr. Chalekson will first listen to your goals and then examine your face. He will describe all of the options available to you, including rhinoplasty and other facial procedures.


Dr. Chalekson is an experienced nose surgeon in Templeton, CA. If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty and discussing your candidacy with an experienced plastic surgeon, contact us through our website. We are passionate about helping people bring their aesthetic vision to life.


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