Nose job or rhinoplasty

Thinking of getting a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

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Here’s what you need to know about Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or as its better known by its street name, a nose job, is the no. 1 celebrity procedure. Prevalent mostly among female stars the ideal nose is small, straight and pointed slightly upwards. 106 degrees to be exact. Studies have shown that the desired “ideal nose” has a 106-degree tilt and is no wider than one fifth of the face. Scarlett Johansson is the reigning owner of the perfect nose. This is ironic since some of her earlier photos suggest she might have had some work done herself.

What can rhinoplasty do for you?

Rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping procedure that can alter the nose size, width, profile and the size and position of the nostrils. Some people get rhinoplasty for non-cosmetic reasons as well, like correcting breathing difficulties.

There’s two types of primary rhinoplasty, open and closed.  Open rhinoplasty is done for major nose reshaping where the incision is made along the soft tissue between the nostrils. During closed rhinoplasty incisions are made inside of the nostril. This produces much less swelling and scar tissue so it’s ideal for smaller corrections.

There’s a third type called filler rhinoplasty which is the opposite: instead of removing a bump, a surgeon uses an injectable filler to even out any depressions. Healing time for rhinoplasty is long; while major swelling and discomfort will disappear after 12 weeks, it can take up to a full year for all the swelling to disappear.

The procedure

It’s a relatively short procedure lasting up to three hours that will cost you about 5000 $. The patient, depending on the complexity of the procedure, will receive local or general anaesthesia. After making the appropriate incision the surgeon raises the soft tissue covering the nose thus exposing its structure. This enables him to reshape the nose to his liking. If necessary, the surgeon uses cartilage from the septum or the ear to craft the nose into desired shape. The nasal skin and tissue are then re-joined and the incision closed. A cast might be placed on the nose to ensure proper healing.

Is rhinoplasty for you?

If you’re thinking of getting a nose job it’s important you want it for the right reasons and that you’re realistic with your expectations. A surgeon won’t be able of giving you someone else’s nose; each nose has its own unique bone structure and characteristics. A surgeon can operate within those frames. Keep in mind that not every nose will look the same on each face. The most important thing is to make your nose match the unique characteristics of your face thus enhancing your features to the fullest.

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