Is Rhinoplasty Worth It?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a rhinoplasty (nose job) is one of the commonest facial treatments. With more people these days concerned about their looks, the demand for rhinoplasty process indicates no signs of slowing down.

People who seek a nose job struggle with a self-image problem. This can often affect the way they feel about themselves and can impact their happiness as well as well-being. So many are very miserable with the shape and size of their nose, that they become obsessed. Rhinoplasty becomes all they can think about to correct their appearance.

When preparing for a rhinoplasty procedure (AKA nose job) you must make an appointment with a surgeon to evaluate what you are considering doing to your nose. You need to think of your safety, the post-op healing, as well as the results.

Next, the surgeon must evaluate your medical history before moving forward. He will have to determine your physical and psychological health before undergoing nose surgery. This is your pre-operative evaluation before moving forward to surgery.

As with any surgery there are risks. Rhinoplasty risks can be from bleeding to infection, but with rhinoplasty the risks are low. The most common problem after surgery is less-than perfect results. Every surgeon has had their share of patients with less than optimal cosmetic results, but the national average for patients requiring revisions to further refine their nose is between 10-40%.

Facial plastic surgery, especially rhinoplasty procedures is one of the most common and one of the most researched. The surgeon uses specialized techniques, tools, and skills for this procedure and are effective and comfortable as possible for the patient,

Rhinoplasty procedure

Depending on the method of nose job surgery we perform (open nose job or closed rhinoplasty), small cuts will be made in the areas around your nostrils or between your nostrils. We are going to then re-sculpt, form and re-contour your nose to the preferred size and structure.

Patients will also need to consider that the desired outcome of a rhinoplasty procedure may be visible for a few weeks, and the result can take six to 12 months to appear.

Cartilage material grafting is part of nearly every rhinoplasty course of treatment, and the cartilage material that is used to reshape the nose area is obtained from other areas of the nose. The most suitable cartilage for harvesting is found in the nasal septum. This cartilage is the strongest, stretchy, and ideal for shaping the rest of the nose area. Septum cartilage has the additional reward of requiring no further cuts to obtain it.

Rhinoplasty is an out-patient process, meaning that patients can go home soon after the procedure is complete. Commonly, we make use of general anesthesia or local sedation which includes an IV sedation. This process be decided by the desired goals the doctor sets forth used for the procedure.

In post-op of rhinoplasty recovery, you will observe bruising as well as inflammation, and possibly some bruising around the eyes, shortly after any nose-job surgery. This tends to last for only a small number of days. Bruising and swelling begin to reduce within a week or two. All post nose-jobs conditions go away within a few weeks.

Rhinoplasty before and after

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