Is rhinoplasty right for me?
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is one of the most popular plastic procedures in the world, and it is performed on both men and women. If you are thinking about getting a nose job, here is what you should know.
What is rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that changes the shape of the nose. Your nose is made up of cartilage, small bones, and soft tissue, and they all work together to create the appearance of your nose. The upper portion of your nose is composed of bone and the lower portion cartilage. During the procedure, your surgeon can change either the cartilage, bone, and skin or all three.
Why should I consider rhinoplasty?
Most people get a nose job for these two reasons.
To change the appearance of the nose:
Rhinoplasty can change the shape, size, and proportions of your nose. Depending on the look you are going for and your nose’s anatomical appearance, a cosmetic rhinoplasty may only require slight changes. However, in some cases, the surgeon may have to alter multiple components of your nose’s internal structure to achieve the desired look. You can make your nose smaller, bigger, narrower, or wider.
To improve breathing:
Genetic abnormalities, injuries and growths inside the nose can obstruct the flow of air into the nose, making breathing difficult. In this case, you will need a functional rhinoplasty to improve airflow. This procedure involves altering the septum, the long cartilage tissue at the centre of the nose. The space between the septum and the sidewalls of the nose may also be widened.
Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Anyone can get a nose job. If you are dissatisfied with certain features of your nose and desire a different look, there is no reason as to why you can’t get the procedure done. That said, the best candidates for rhinoplasty are those with:
• A bump on the bridge of the nose
• A thick nasal tip
• A crooked septum
• A wide nose
• An overly projecting or drooping tip
Who should I see for rhinoplasty?
If you are considering getting this procedure done, it is crucial that you find a certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in aesthetic surgery of the face. To reduce risks of a botched nose job ensure that your surgeon is board certified with the British association of aesthetic plastic surgeons.