Plastic Surgery: The Nose Job

Plastic Surgery: The Nose Job

I love the fact that plastic surgery has come so far in helping people with birth defects or repair horrible damage sustained by accident victims. The medicine and science that has gone into helping these people has trickled down to let cosmetic surgeries be available to people who just want to improve their appearance.

When someone is unhappy with the size or shape of their nose, they have the option of a “nose job”, scientifically known as rhinoplasty. Due to medical and technological advances combined with the increasing popularity of the procedure, it has become less expensive and more attainable for many more people. If you are considering going in for rhinoplasty, then you need to understand how it works.

The rhinoplasty procedure is started by cutting open the nose either along the front or along the sides, depending on what modifications is being made. The skin is pulled back and the cartilage is exposed. If the patient wants a smaller nose, the surgeon will file away at the cartilage until it is down to a more desirable shape. If the patient wants a nose that is less wide, the surgeon will usually cut out a pie-slice shaped segment of cartilage from each side, along with a small ribbon of skin. The patient may want a straight nose made out of his concave nose. If that is the case, the doctor will add a synthetic material to round out the parts that are lacking cartilage. After adding or subtracting of cartilage the doctor applies necessary ointments to get the cartilage to start healing up into one solid piece again. Then the nose is carefully stitched up to avoid scarring. Once healed (and this will take time) you have your new nose.

The upside you have the nose you always wanted. The downside it still is relatively expensive. You also have the possibility of permanent scarring. If a stitch is slightly wrong the scar tissue can build up for years to come. If you are still interested in rhinoplasty find a plastic surgeon with a great reputation. Make an appointment and talk with him or her to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

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3 Comments

  1. Doc Reply

    Regarding your advice in the end, I would also suggest people to ask their surgeons to show some after surgery pics so people can see possible scars or how good of job the surgeon did. I noticed how people don’t ask that enough. When they go to store they choose their apples for 20 minutes, but for surgeon they only read few reviews online.

  2. plastic surgeon Reply

    It is always better to do some research and reviews on your chosen surgeon, like asking people for recommendations. They say the word of mouth is the best marketing technique since reviews from people who experienced it first hand increases the person/brand’s credibility.

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