5 Interesting Facts About Rhinoplasty You Likely Didn’t Know

  • Posted on: May 3 2017
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Rhinoplasty (or the “nose-job” as it is commonly called), is one of the most routinely performed facial plastic surgeries. But it’s also a plastic surgery procedure that has a lot of misinformation swirling around it.


With any cosmetic surgery procedure, gathering the right information before you make a decision to have it or not will help you not only properly understand the procedure itself and have a realistic expectation of the outcome, but it will also help you choose the best surgeon for the procedure.


Rhinoplasty − It’s All About Shape and Function


Although there are nasal surgeries that are designed specifically to treat the functional issues of the nose, such as septoplasty (which corrects a deviated, or crooked septum) and sinus surgery (which corrects issues in the sinus cavities), rhinoplasty is a procedure that can be performed to correct issues of both shape and function.


The surgery can improve the way your nose looks by reducing or increasing its size, by filling in a divot or removing a hump, or by setting a crooked nose straight. But it can also be performed for “functional” reasons, such as to improve breathing difficulties or to correct an injury that happened through trauma.


Rhinoplasty is One of the Most Challenging Cosmetic Surgeries


Rhinoplasty is widely regarded by aesthetic plastic surgeons as being one of the most complex aesthetic surgeries to perform. The nasal passages are delicate, and the nose itself is pretty small. It takes a skilled hand to be able to sculpt or alter the nose, and to produce a result that is subtle and natural-looking. When looking for a surgeon to perform rhinoplasty, you want to find someone who has years of experience with the procedure and who specializes in nasal surgery. Choosing a talented surgeon will cut down on the risk for complications or the need for a revision rhinoplasty.


Rhinoplasty is Highly Customizable


There are many different ways to perform rhinoplasty customizable surgery, which means your surgeon will tailor it to meet your needs. That can mean that you have a combined rhinoplasty and septoplasty, or a rhinoplasty and sinus surgery combined. It can also mean that the surgeon decides to do an open rhinoplasty on your nose instead of a closed procedure.


The changes you want made to your nose are also customizable, for example, changing the size or shape of the nose so that it better complements the other features of the  face, such as the chin.


Your Health Is Critical to a Positive Outcome


Before rhinoplasty, your surgeon will sit down with you and go over your medical history and current health. That’s because your health plays a big role in determining the success of your surgery (this is true of all cosmetic surgery). Having certain conditions can put you a greater risk for complications during the procedure, so your surgeon may recommend postponing the surgery until a condition is under control or cleared up. You don’t have to be in perfect health before rhinoplasty, but the more “well” you are, the better your results will likely be!


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