Am I a good candidate for a rhinoplasty? January 25, 2023 We only suggest a nose job for patients who have realistic expectations for improving their nasal appearance and who are 13 years of age or older. Ideal candidates are also non-smokers and are otherwise physically healthy, allowing for proper healing after the nose job procedure. Also, keep in mind that Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks should have an idea as to why you want to undergo the procedure. For example, surgery to improve a blocked airway will require special attention and careful evaluation.