Rhinoplasty, sometimes called a “nose job” or “nose reshaping,” is one of the most common plastic surgeries. Because the nose is such an obvious feature, your hesitation is also common. I do not know if you are experiencing one of several cosmetic conditions that rhinoplasty typically addresses: nose size in relation to facial balance, nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils, nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge, nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked, nostrils that are large, wide or upturned, and nasal asymmetry. Rhinoplasty can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
Rhinoplasty results are relatively permanent, but not instantaneous. Post-surgery swelling remains for a few weeks, and it often takes up to a year of gradual changes before your nose refines to its permanent outcome.
To help calm my patient’s nerves, I take whatever time is needed to discuss realistic expectations, and to explain what happens during and after surgery. It may help if you bring a photo of how you would like your nose to look. We also utilize the latest in Mirror® imagery morphing digital software to simulate your most realistic outcome. My ultimate goal with every rhinoplasty procedure I perform is to create balance and correct proportion for each patient’s individual face.
Having a surgeon personally discuss everything with you should quell those nerves. Please call my office so we can talk about your specific desires.