The thought of having a full nose job (or rhinoplasty surgery) can be overwhelming and intimidating, even if you really want to change the way your nose looks. Have you considered the possibility that you do not need to change the entire structure or appearance of your nose? Perhaps it’s only the tip that needs work. If so, tip refinement rhinoplasty may be all you need to achieve your desired changes.
Unhappy with the appearance of your nose, but not convinced you want to undergo surgery? Your hesitation is warranted since any kind of surgery, especially one that alters your appearance, a serious decision. Rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and significant cost. Plus, you’ll have to set aside substantial downtime for recovery. However, if the changes you want to make are relatively minor, you may have a non-surgical alternative. Let's talk about the Liquid Nose Job.
Rhinoplasty procedures can have many positive outcomes for patients. In one study, researchers looked at successful rhinoplasty outcomes and found that people thought patients looked younger. Regardless of the actual age of the patient, there was a decrease in the perceived age of the patient. Learn more about this study by reading our post on the “Unexpected Benefits of Rhinoplasty.”
2. A nose Job improves the overall aesthetic of your face.
Before undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon will consult with you to analyze the overall structure of your face to determine the most natural shape for your new nose. The shape of your nose affects the overall symmetry and attractiveness of your face. Consulting with a trusted, experienced surgeon can help ensure your surgery improves your profile as well as your overall facial aesthetic. Learn more about the benefits of rhinoplasty.
A deviated septum is not a laughing matter, no matter how weird the noises you make when you snore. And it is not something to take lightly, because it is more than just an annoyance. Even if your nose doesn’t look “out of joint” from a deviated septum, breathing difficulties can lead to very serious health problems. Nasal valve surgery, called septoplasty, can repair a deviated septum, and that can be a life-changer.
You love your grandparents dearly. If only you hadn’t inherited Grandpa’s nose! The United States may be famous as a melting pot, but for many of us, our cultural heritage is readily apparent. Especially in the size and shape of our nose. As proud as we are of our ancestry, some people wish their nose looked just a little more “Western.”
Although patients typically seek a rhinoplasty procedure for only nose reshaping, the results of a recent study suggest that a rhinoplasty (a nose job) may also make patients look younger. For prospective patients like you, this means that a rhinoplasty procedure can improve the shape of your nose, increase the attractiveness of your facial proportions, and help you fight signs of aging.
“Like congestion from an allergy or cold, some people might view all nasal breathing problems as temporary—some are, many require specialized surgery.” As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT (Otolarnyngologist) dedicated to long-term results, Dr. Raval wants prospective patients with persistent breathing difficulty to be informed: “There many nasal-specific causes, but few adequately trained surgeons that a patient can identify to help solve the problem and improve their life.” One of the most common causes is from a phenomenon many people have never heard of; the nasal valve.
From their past procedures, your situation and needs may resemble those you have seen in online “before and after” galleries. Through consultation, you can gain greater access to similar patient outcomes through patient references. Ask your doctor to see similar surgical results from their own before and after portfolio and to have a list of patients you can contact. One or two contacts may not be a good sign, but the longer list is not always better because you really want a patient portfolio and reference list relevant to your procedure.
If a doctor’s certifications, trainings, and honors impress you, you will want to ask during your rhinoplasty consultation how long they have performed rhinoplasty procedures. Don’t assume that a greater more years or patients always means a better the procedure, healing process, and outcome. The best outcomes result from consistent practice. For rhinoplasty—the most complex, popular, and misunderstood of facial surgeries—a consistent practice is one in which the surgeon values each surgery, evaluates each outcome, and learns from each patient.