Dr. Jon Kurkjian reveals various desires and characteristics that may qualify an individual as a good candidate for cosmetic and/or reconstructive nasal surgery.
Fort Worth, TX — As one of the most distinguishing features of the face, the nose is an essential component of a person’s overall facial harmony and aesthetic, states Fort Worth plastic surgeon Jon Kurkjian, MD. Informally referred to as a “nose job”, he continues, rhinoplasty is a common procedure that can be performed for individuals who feel their nose is misshapen or disproportionate to other facial features. Additionally, he notes that the popular operation can also help alleviate breathing issues associated with an obstructed nasal airway.
At his practice, Dr. Kurkjian says rhinoplasty is often requested by patients who are seeking to increase or decrease the size of their nose, narrow or straighten their nasal bridge, reshape the tip of their nose, or improve their nasal breathing. Candidates for rhinoplasty generally have one or more of the following characteristics:
- A bulbous, boxy, or drooping tip
- A crooked or misaligned nose
- A noticeable hump on the nasal bridge
- A deviated septum and/or other structural issues
According to Dr. Kurkjian, individuals who have previously undergone nasal surgery but are dissatisfied with the results may be excellent candidates for rhinoplasty of a different variety. Known as secondary rhinoplasty, he explains that this revision procedure is intended to correct cosmetic or breathing abnormalities that resulted from an earlier operation while helping to reestablish the nose and restore a more harmonious balance to the face.
As with all surgical procedures, Dr. Kurkjian notes that having time available for recovery from rhinoplasty must also be taken into account when determining proper candidacy. Following the operation, he shares that most patients are able to resume non-strenuous work and/or activities after about three to seven days, though he adds rigorous exercise and physical activity will need to be avoided for longer.
Ultimately, regardless of how qualified a patient may be for rhinoplasty, Dr. Kurkjian stresses the importance of seeking a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with the operation. “The rhinoplasty procedure is extremely delicate in nature, and choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon can help ensure you receive an optimal level of treatment and care for your unique needs.”
About Jon Kurkjian, MD
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kurkjian earned his medical degree from the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical School. He completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Texas – Southwestern, which was recently rated the number one plastic surgery residency program in the United States by Doximity and U.S. News & World Report. In addition to running his private practice in Fort Worth, Dr. Kurkjian serves as a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas – Southwestern. He is available for interview upon request.
To learn more, visit jkplasticsurgery.com.
Jon Kurkjian, MD
800 8th Ave Suite #336
Fort Worth, Texas 76104