Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as the “nose job”, is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery. It is also the most noticeable of all. The nose is the center of the face, and when that changes in appearance, everything else seems to change as well. According to Dean Toriumi MD, it is very important that people are fully aware of that. The reality is that most people are not 100% happy with their nose, just as they aren’t happy with the waviness or color of their hair. However, having a nose job is very different from dying your hair or having it permed, and it is important to be realistic about that. At the same time, if done properly and for the right reasons, rhinoplasty can be a hugely positive experience.
Dean Toriumi MD on Rhinoplasty
Only breast augmentations are more commonly performed than nose jobs in terms of invasive cosmetic procedures in this country. The procedure is now completely safe and even seen as routine. Of course, it continues to be important that you only have it completed by a Board Certified, experienced, plastic surgeon.
There are many reasons as to why people have rhinoplasty, and not all of them are cosmetic. Some people have damage to their nasal structure that makes it difficult for them to breathe through their nose. This can be a congenital deformity, or it can be as a result of an injury. Regardless of the reasons, rhinoplasty may be a medical necessity.
However, most of the time, the procedure is completed for cosmetic reasons. The nose, albeit quite a small piece of the body in the grand scheme of thing, can have a lot of things “wrong” with it, or at least has a lot of things that people do not like. Some of those things include:
- Believing the nose is too large for the rest of the face, so it looks disproportional. In rare cases, people believe their nose is too small for their face.
- A hump or bump on the bone that starts at the top of the nose and runs down, which is the bridge.
- Dents or lines in the bridge of the nose.
- A bulbous or rounded nose tip.
- A bent or crooked nose.
- An out of proportion or otherwise misshapen nose.
In order to make sure the rhinoplasty is successful, you must find a surgeon who is experienced, who listens to you, and who you feel comfortable with. You must have extensive consultations with them before agreeing to have the surgery. This is your opportunity to have all your questions answered and to learn how you can prepare yourself, how to build realistic expectations, and what to expect from your recovery period. Ultimately, changing your nose will change virtually everything about your face. Make sure, therefore, that you are realistic about this and that you listen to the advice of your surgeon in terms of what will and will not work.