What exactly is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is more commonly known as a nose job and is one of the most popular procedures in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgical realm. It has a long history and has been used to correct not only aesthetic problems, but is a successful way to rebuild damaged nasal structures. Rhinoplasty can change the look of the face and has helped millions of people feel better about themselves after major facial trauma resulting from auto accidents and sports injury.

Nose jobs are not just for the super rich or Beverly Hills and Hollywood types. Rhinoplasty can help anyone and it can be a very involved procedure. The nasal structures are fragile and require an experienced, board certified professional to execute a successful nose job. The procedure can also correct breathing problems including sleep apnea and a deviated septum. These are serious medical conditions that, after a Rhinoplasty, have saved countless relationships and even lives.

For the more mainstream and elective cosmetic definition, nose jobs are often used to reshape and improve the appearance of the nose. A good nose job can accomplish some major facial changes including:

  • Improved symmetry with the eyes and other bone structures
  • Streamlined profile by removing humps and depressions
  • Reconstructing a drooping or bulbous tip
  • Modification of width, especially near the nasal bridge

These modifications can go a long way towards improving general facial symmetry and the body image of the patient.
Nose jobs are performed on ideal candidates that possess realistic expectations of the surgery’s outcome, non-smokers, and healthy patients with specific goals. The effects of a nose job are very often long lasting, despite the fact that nasal structures can sometimes shift over time as an effect of the natural aging process.

During the initial consultation, be sure to view before and after photos and ask a lot of questions! Plastic surgeons are highly trained and skilled physicians that should be prepared to answer questions including where the procedure will be performed and what can be expected during the recovery phase. Whatever your motivation for finding out more about a nose job, be sure you are doing it to please yourself. The fact that you are reading this says a lot about you as a well-adjusted candidate.

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