With rhinoplasty being the second most popular plastic surgery procedure performed in 2004 (according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons), nose job is shifting from the realms of the rich and famous to the homes of ordinary people like you and me. Now that this procedure is more accessible than ever, it’s only natural that you are exposed to a lot of information about it: some true, some dubious, some completely false.
In this article, we will try to clear up some of the most common misconceptions surrounding rhinoplasty.
All plastic surgeons can perform rhinoplasty. Technically yes. Most plastic surgeons have rhinoplasty on their list of performed procedures. However, this does not mean that all plastic surgeons can achieve good rhinoplasty results. Rhinoplasty is a demanding procedure, both medically and artistically. A plastic surgeon must have a thorough understanding of the internal anatomy of the nose and how the respiratory system works. em so that the reshaped nose is not only aesthetically pleasing but also fully functional. Because the nose is such an important factor in the overall appearance of our face, the plastic surgeon must also have a keen sense of artistry to create a nose that blends seamlessly with the rest of the patient’s face.
Rhinoplasty is motivated by vanity: Despite the popular belief that people only undergo rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, it’s not uncommon for this procedure to cause respiratory problems (eg.a deviation of the septum) in addition to improving the appearance of the nose. At the same time, it has been found that for patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose, rhinoplasty can result in physical and emotional transformation that improves their self-esteem and ultimately their quality of life. . From this perspective, the effect of rhinoplasty is more comparable to therapeutic treatment than selfish gratification of the patient’s vanity.
It usually doesn’t hurt. Most surgeons perform rhinoplasty under general anesthesia, so you’ll be completely asleep and won’t feel a thing. After the operation you will have a small cast on your nose for 7 to 10 days, during which time you will most likely feel congested. as if he had a cold. The area around your nose and eyes may be swollen and bruised (especially if your nose bones have been reshaped); However, the general discomfort you will feel after the surgery is minimal.
Everyone will notice that he had a nose job. If your nose requires a major change, such as For example, removing a large lump, people around you may notice the difference in your nose. However, if your nose only needs refinement at the bridge or tip, the perceived change in your appearance is likely to be less dramatic than you expect. After all, nobody is as familiar with your facial features as you are, so a small change to them might not be very obvious to the outside world.Also remember that a good surgeon will avoid giving you a “finished nose” and instead strives to find a balance between your newly formed nose and the rest of your facial features so that they complement each other beautifully.
The Nose of Your Dreams: While a rhinoplasty can dramatically improve the appearance of your nose, there are certain limitations to what a plastic surgeon can do based on your given skin and bone structure. At the same time, there is a chance that you may not be completely satisfied with the results of your surgery. Statistics show that between 10% and 15% of rhinoplasty jobs require a second procedure, either to improve or correct the results of the first. This is sometimes due to scarring of the nose. and develop in ways that the surgeon cannot predict or control. In other cases, patients’ dissatisfaction with the final results is due to poor communication with the doctor about the expected result of the operation. However, this incident is the exception rather than the rule as most patients report that they are happier with their appearance after surgery than before.
So what is the secret to achieving your long dreamed nose? Back to point one – It’s careful research, selection and communication with your surgeon! How long has he or she been doing rhinoplasty surgery?What is your surgical accreditation?