13 Dec Is Rhinoplasty/Nose Job Surgery the Right Kind of Facial Cosmetic Surgery For You?
If you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose, you may have been considering whether plastic surgery would help. A rhinoplasty – often referred to as a nose job – is a type of facial cosmetic surgery which can reshape your nose completely changing the aesthetics as well as making functional improvements, if needed.
Choosing whether to go ahead with a facial cosmetic procedure may feel like a big decision. What can you expect from rhinoplasty? Here’s a closer look at nasal reconstructive surgery and all that’s involved.
How can a nose job help?
The eyes and the mouth are the most important parts of the face as they provide the greatest levels of communication, both verbal and otherwise. The rest of the face often receives little attention during interactions.
However, if your nose is misshapen or out of proportion to your other features it can dominate your face and attract an excessive amount of attention. A nose doesn’t have to be significantly large to overshadow your eyes and mouth so if you feel that your appearance would benefit from your nose being smaller you may want to consider rhinoplasty.
This cosmetic procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic and a skilled surgeon can carry out a range of corrections from a subtle straightening and restructuring to complete re-shaping. A nose job doesn’t have to be drastic; in many cases, it’s just a low-key tweak which helps a face to appear much more balanced.
As well as improving the appearance of your nose a septoplasty can also be carried out at the same time. This can help to alleviate any breathing difficulties by removing blockages; not everyone will need this and you can discuss this in advance with your plastic surgeon during the consultation process.
Who can have a nose job?
It’s important that the bones of the nose have stopped growing before rhinoplasty is carried out. This is essential for the success of the procedure so no reputable cosmetic surgeon will carry out a rhinoplasty before boys reach age 18 years of age or 16 years of age for females.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, there is no maximum age limit for a rhinoplasty to be carried out. Providing your overall health is good and you’re over the minimum, you can have a rhinoplasty at any age!
A rhinoplasty can be carried out successfully on a man or a woman; there’s no difference been the genders.
What can I expect from a nose job?
During the rhinoplasty process, bone cartilage will be added or removed, depending on the desired result. It’s therefore usual to wear a splint on your nose for a week after the surgery and to expect some bruising and swelling. Most patients experience a minor level of discomfort which can be easily settled with over-the-counter painkillers.
You will probably need to stay off work for 1-2 weeks and to refrain from more strenuous activities for 3-4 weeks. Once the splint is removed after 7-10 days you are free to wear cosmetics, should you wish to do so.
The incisions for the rhinoplasty are typically made inside the nose and a tiny one beneath the nostrils. This is almost impossible to see because the incisions are tiny, plus it’s disguised by the natural shadowing of the nose.
Interested in finding out more?
If the idea of reshaping or straightening your nose still sounds like something you’d be interested in pursuing further, it’s vital to find a skilled surgeon you can trust. For anyone in the Gold Coast or Brisbane area, get in touch with Dr. Scamp, one of the top plastic cosmetic surgeons, to find out more. Make an appointment or enquiry, today.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you have the option to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Results may vary.