Rhinoplasty is the medical name for what many people refer to as a nose job. The surgery is designed to reshape the nose, so it is more in proportion with the other facial features.
During a rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made in and around the nose by the surgeon, then bone and cartilage are removed or tissue is added to help create the desired result.
Common Reasons for Rhinoplasty
The main reason people choose rhinoplasty surgery as an option is because they feel their nose is too prominent and noticeably out of proportion with the rest of the face. Some other common reasons include:
- Noticeable bump on the bridge of the nose
- Noticeably bent or crooked nose
- Deviated septum that causes breathing issues or chronic snoring.
- Upturned or down turned nose that isn’t aesthetically pleasing
- A nose that is out of proportion because it is too small
Since the nose is such a centrally located feature, the results of a rhinoplasty procedure are often the most profound of any cosmetic surgery. Some of the benefits include:
- Improved body image and self-esteem
- Improved self-confidence
- More active social life
- Better facial balance and symmetry
- Fewer breathing issues and less snoring
- Rhinoplasty does not require an overnight stay, but follow-up visits are required
- Any scarring from the procedure is on the inside of the nose, so no scarring is visible
- Patients should plan on taking one to two weeks away from work after the procedure
- Most patients can continue wearing glasses without issue
- A splint may be used to offer support to your nose during the recovery period
- Revision rhinoplasty procedures to correct previous surgeries are common, so it’s important to choose a surgeon with a proven track record of success