Find out whether you are a candidate by contacting our Bay Area practice, serving Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco-area patients with exemplary rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) procedures.

San Francisco Bay Area Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty) – Are You a Candidate?

If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your nose or have been suffering from the affects of nasal conditions such as a deviated septum, you may be a candidate for procedures designed to address those issues. Our San Francisco Bay Area nasal surgery physician, serving visitors from San Jose and around the world, uses state-of-the-art rhinoplasty techniques and his experience gained over 30 years in practice to recontour the nose and give you an improved facial aesthetic and increased self-confidence. The following information should help in determining whether you are a candidate for the procedure.

Rhinoplasty Candidates
Who Can Benefit
Are You a Rhinoplasty Candidate?” Form

Rhinoplasty Candidates

Rhinoplasty is designed to improve balance and harmony among facial features, address problems with the shape and contours of the nose and/or nostrils, and correct breathing problems and other nasal issues. San Francisco Bay Area patients who wish to undergo rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) for any of the above-mentioned reasons are often good candidates for the procedure. The minimum age requirement for rhinoplasty is typically 14 years old for girls and at least 15 for boys, as the nose may not be fully developed before then. Younger candidates are encouraged to fully consider the choice to undergo rhinoplasty and make sure that it is their own decision rather than the result of peer, parental, or other external pressures. Contact our Bay Area facility, convenient to Contra Costa County and San Jose patients considering rhinoplasty, to set up a consultation with Ronald Gruber, M.D.

Who Can Benefit

Here at our San Francisco Bay Area nasal surgery practice, individuals suffering from a variety of issues related to the nose can benefit from rhinoplasty. These include:

Those who feel their noses are too large, too small, or too wide
Those who have a pronounced bump on the bridge of the nose
Those who have a bulbous nasal tip
Those who have a protruding, drooping, or enlarged nasal tip
Those whose noses are crooked or imbalanced
Those whose noses have become misshapen because of injury
Those who have breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum and other nasal conditions

Our rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) patients can obtain results that improve the entire aesthetic balance of the face. Once your candidacy has been approved, Dr. Ronald Gruber will show you digital images of the potential outcome of your nose job to give you a better idea of the results, before you even undergo the procedure.

“Are You a Rhinoplasty Candidate?” Form

You can speed along the process of determining your candidacy for rhinoplasty by answering a few questions about your goals. Please fill out the fields below.

Please list, in order of most important to least, the things that bother you about your nose and the characteristics that you would like to see improved.

It will also be helpful to us to see photos of different perspectives of your face. Please send:

Two lateral (profile-view) photos
Two oblique (3/4-view) photos
Two frontal view photos
One basal view (showing the bottom of the nose) photo

These photographs should be headshots taken with a solid color background. You can e-mail your photos to us, or, if you are uncomfortable sending information via the internet, please mail the answers to the above questions, your contact information, and photos to East Bay Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center at 3318 Elm Street, Oakland, CA 94609.

Contact Us

East Bay Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center
Ronald P. Gruber,M.D.
491 30th Street, Suite 102
Oakland, California 94609
Local: (510) 654-9222
Toll Free: (800) 832-4731
Fax: (510) 654-2349

Or visit our Contact page to correspond with us via e-mail.

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