Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, every year in America, more than 220,000 rhinoplasty procedures are performed on a range of cosmetic surgery candidates, including men and women. If you think you might be a candidate for rhinoplasty in Pennsylvania, our Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon can help.

With more than 20 years of experience in the cosmetic surgery field, Dr. Bottger can assess your individual needs and answer all of your rhinoplasty questions to help you determine if a nose job is the right procedure for you.

During your professional evaluation, there are a number of factors Dr. Bottger will consider, including:

  • Your physical health - Ideal candidates will be in a state of general well-being and must be physically healthy enough to undergo surgery.
  • Your mental health - Your personal outlook is crucial to the success of your procedure, primarily that you have realistic expectations about what can or cannot be accomplished.
  • Your facial growth - Rhinoplasty is best suited for candidates whose facial features are fully developed, usually occurring between ages of 14 and 16, so younger patients may not be suitable candidates.
  • Your lifestyle - Certain lifestyle choices, like smoking, can result in complications during or after surgery, so Dr. Bottger will need to address these issues before moving forward with your procedure.

Because candidates for rhinoplasty come in all shapes and sizes, the best way to determine your candidacy is to let our Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon assess your circumstances personally during your consultation.

To learn more about your rhinoplasty candidacy in Philadelphia, contact Dr. David. A Bottger, M.D. at 610-355-1929 to schedule your consultation with an experienced Pennsylvania rhinoplasty surgeon.