Are you considering rhinoplasty (aka a nose job)? If so, you’re hardly alone. Nose jobs are the third-most performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. Even so, you may have some concerns. To make an informed decision, it’s essential to get accurate facts, especially in light of the many myths about this procedure.
Robert Mirabile, MD, and Vivian Hsu, MD, of Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery in Blue Bell, PA, want you to be informed. To that end, they debunk the most common myths about rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty results are always obvious
Some may opt for a dramatic alteration, but for most, rhinoplasty aims to achieve natural-looking results that provide facial harmony. Skilled cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Mirabile and Dr. Hsu consider your unique facial features, skin type, and desired outcome to create a customized approach that enhances your appearance without looking artificial. The final results of rhinoplasty are often subtle and may even go unnoticed by others.
Rhinoplasty changes are limited
In truth, a nose job can fix various concerns related to the size, shape, and proportion of the nose to improve both its appearance and functionality. This can involve alterations to the nasal bones, cartilage, skin, or a combination of these elements. While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine.
Rhinoplasty is extremely painful
While rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, advancements in surgical techniques and pain management have made the process much more comfortable. During the surgery, you'll be under anesthesia, ensuring a pain-free experience. Afterward, you may experience discomfort and swelling, managed with prescribed pain medication. Dr. Mirabile and Dr. Hsu provide detailed aftercare instructions to minimize any potential discomfort and ensure your smooth recovery.
You’ll need a rhinoplasty revision down the road
A rhinoplasty procedure should typically be a one-time surgery. A well-done rhinoplasty should last a lifetime.
Rhinoplasty is purely for changing your appearance
A rhinoplasty can change your appearance, and that’s the primary goal of many. But, it can offer more than just cosmetic benefits. Rhinoplasty can also address functional issues such as a deviated septum, nasal obstructions, or breathing difficulties. These functional improvements can significantly enhance your quality of life
Whether you're looking to refine the shape of your nose or improve its functionality, book a consultation with the experts at Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery. Call us, or book a consultation online today.