About Nose Jobs
The nose job is one of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Surgery involves reshaping the bone and cartilage of the nose to achieve the desired look.
How Does a Nose Job Work?
Candidates for a nose job are typically unhappy with the size and shape of their nose in contrast to the rest of their face. A wide or large shape, or bulbous tip, are common reasons for surgery for those seeking a slender appearance. Depending on the goals of the surgery and the current shape of the nose, a few different approaches may be used.
Reduction rhinoplasty is the most common and involves removing and reshaping the nose. Augmentation requires restructuring the nose’s shape, potentially using bone, cartilage, and tissue from elsewhere on the body. Your surgeon will determine which surgical method is best for your aesthetic goals.
Are There Side Effects?
Side effects include bruising, swelling, and general discomfort. Other side effects may include unwanted scarring, numbness, infection, difficulty breathing, and revisional surgery. It is important to follow all post-operation care instructions given by your doctor in order to best avoid negative side effects.
Is a Nose Job Right For Me?
The best candidates for a nose job have clear goals for their aesthetic vision and are in good overall health. Those with unrealistic goals for surgery or those who are in poor health may not be good candidates for surgery. A consultation with your doctor is necessary to determine if a nose job is right for you.