Have you ever wished you had a different nose? A lot of people do. Of course, they rarely bring it up during social events. In fact, many people who have had rhinoplasty, a procedure commonly known as a nose job, very often deny it. Whether they admit it or not, they all receive a benefit. Whether they want to look better, or breathe better, many features of the nose may be improved through this commonplace surgery. Noses can be reconstructed and made narrower, straighter, longer, or shorter. Unsightly humps may be removed and the shape, size, angle, and tip definition can all be streamlined. Besides aesthetic changes, termed cosmetic rhinoplasty, work on the nose also has functional benefits. Breathing problems caused by a deviated septum, a leading cause of snoring, can be corrected in conjunction with cosmetic changes in a procedure known as septorhinoplasty. If a patient requires a procedure simply to correct breathing problems, a functional septoplasty will be performed. The key to an effective cosmetic procedure is realizing the desired changes while maintaining a natural appearance. An attractive nose should not draw attention to itself, but rather it should provide an elegant facial symmetry. Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 500,000 people seek consultation for nasal work. Reasons for a nasal corrective consultation range from injuries to breathing problems to aesthetic.
Individuals who benefit from Rhinoplasty Surgery
The segments that benefit from nasal procedures are wide and variegated. While many rhinoplasties are performed in younger patients, usually people in their twenties or thirties, Baby-Boomers are an increasing demographic interested in cosmetic rhinoplasty. Occasionally, even teenagers seek rhinoplasty. It is important to note that candidates for nose jobs should be in good physical condition. Furthermore, patients will do well to have realistic expectations of the surgery. While some procedures have a dramatic effect, others are more subtle, adding to facial balance.
What does a good nose look like?
A “good-looking” nose is almost entirely subjective and dependent on many factors including ethnicity, injuries and physical constraints, shape of the face, bone structure, and general health of the patient. The best way to get a great looking nose is to make an appointment for a one-on-one, private consultation with a board certified professional.