As the growing trend to improve the look and emphasise on assets continues to blossom, many people are now considering plastic surgery not as any other option but as a necessity. Rhinoplasty, one of the top plastic surgery procedures in the world, is becoming a popular option when it comes to ‘perfecting’ a person’s facial profile. If you are one of the millions who would want to undergo a nose job surgery, what are the things that you should take note of about rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty overview
What is rhinoplasty anyway? Why do a lot of people regard this surgical procedure as the only facial cosmetic surgery you need to improve your face? Simply put, rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping surgery that aims to make your nose enhanced but still proportioned to your face. Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape, or angle of your nose. Not only is it used for aesthetic purposes, but it can also be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect, or improve some breathing difficulties.
Am I a good candidate for a nose job?
Technically speaking, any adult can inquire about getting a rhinoplasty surgery. The doctor would assess your nasal development and make sure that your bones and other nasal structures are mature and completely developed. This step is done because any succeeding growth changes after a rhinoplasty surgery would alter the final results of the procedure. Patients who want to have a rhinoplasty should also have realistic goals and expectations about the procedure. Your surgeon and his reliable experience and advice should guide you on what to look forward to when it comes to the end-product of your procedure so as not to feel disappointed even if the surgery is considered successful.
Is rhinoplasty safe?
The answer to this question is a bit tricky, knowing that each nose job surgery will be different from the others. Let us just say that the success and safety of the rhinoplasty surgery would rely on the following factors:
The expertise of your surgeon
You should select a surgeon who is either a trained plastic surgeon or is a specialist in Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) surgery. Ideally, the doctor should be very experienced in performing rhinoplasty and frequently performs the operation. In fact, there are actually cosmetic plastic surgeons who focus their practice on rhinoplasty procedures alone. Your family doctor may be able to recommend an appropriately qualified surgeon who is affiliated with different international rhinoplasty surgeons associations as proof of their expertise and experience. This will ensure that the whole procedure would be followed to a T, and minor mishaps will also be avoided.
Your overall general health
The expert doctor also acknowledges the importance of the patient’s baseline health before the surgery is performed. A complete physical assessment and examination of the patient’s health status should be performed so that any existing medical conditions that could affect the results and what happens during the surgery would be recognised. Pre-existing conditions like blood disease or diabetes may pit the patient’s life at risk during and after the surgery, so the surgeon should make sure that the patient is really in tiptop shape before undergoing such major surgery.
Your own expectations
We have mentioned before that people turn to rhinoplasty in the hopes of ‘perfecting’ their nose and overall look. However, that is not the goal of your rhinoplasty surgeon. You should coordinate with your surgeon when it comes to building your expectations about the procedure so your vision and his aesthetic objective about your transformation would be related and the same.
What are the misconceptions about rhinoplasty?
You think you know all things about rhinoplasty surgery? Think again. Here are some statements that people mention about having a nose job.
Any doctor can do it
Rhinoplasty surgery is a major surgical procedure. While people see it as a simple and minor surgical process, many plastic surgeons would not offer this type of facial cosmetic surgery because of how elaborate it is. There are rhinoplasty surgeons. As mentioned earlier, who are more experienced in performing this delicate procedure that you should turn to. Yes, it is a fact that some cosmetic surgeons offer this surgery without the proper training on how to perform it, but be cautious about the complications that it can bring forth because of their lack of specialisation.
There is a perfect nose
This is by far the most common misconception about rhinoplasty. Unfortunately, there is no perfect nose. That is not even the goal of your rhinoplasty surgery and doctor. What doctors aim to achieve is to make your nose look and feel proportioned to your face, and enhancing its shape and angle to complement other facial assets that you possess.
You can copy a celebrity’s nose
This misconception actually goes hand-in-hand with think that you can achieve a perfect nose. We all have different facial profiles, so wanting to have a nose like Angelina Jolie’s or Blake Lively is out of the equation. No two people have the same facial proportions, so all you can aim for is to be the better version of YOU, not a copycat of someone else.
All rhinoplasties are permanent
Don’t get us wrong; it is true that a rhinoplasty surgery has a lasting effect on the nose. But there is also what we call a nonsurgical rhinoplasty. This option is also called a liquid or injection nose job that aims to provide temporary enhancement of the cosmetic problem of the nose. Using dermal fillers, the doctor can inject the solution to the nose bridge and parts of the nostrils to make the nose look straighter and less crooked. It can also create the illusion that the nose is smaller or bigger. This procedure is intended for patients who are afraid of going under the knife, those who do not have the budget to have surgery or those who are undecided as to how their nose would look like after the surgery.
We hope that we are able to provide some insight about the rhinoplasty surgery and what this nose reshaping procedure is all about, if you have any more questions or you want to inquire about our rhinoplasty services, do not hesitate to contact or visit us so we can address all your concerns appropriately.