Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging plastic surgery procedures we perform at our Orange County and Long Beach practices. It is also one of the procedures in highest demand. Given the complexity of the procedure and the number of people who are interested in it, there are a lot of myths and incorrect assumptions about cosmetic nose surgery.
Myth: Any surgeon can perform rhinoplasty
While it’s technically true that any surgeon could perform rhinoplasty (nose surgery), that doesn’t mean they’ll do it well. For the best results, you should always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing this procedure.
Myth: All plastic surgeons offer rhinoplasty
Although this is an understandable assumption, it’s still false. Many Orange County plastic surgeons don’t perform rhinoplasty at their practices, specifically because it’s such a difficult surgery to accomplish correctly. Again, it’s best to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in nose surgery for the best results.
Myth: You can have a nose just like Natalie Portman
Although studies show that Kate Middleton’s nose is the profile that’s most frequently requested by patients, it’s virtually impossible to take someone else’s nose shape and size and apply that to another person’s face. The best rhinoplasty is customized to bring out the best in your unique features.
Myth: Changing your nose won’t make a big difference
On the contrary, the nose is the central feature of the face that brings all your other features into balanced harmony. Once the nose is more proportionate to your face, you’ll likely notice a big improvement in your appearance.
Myth: Everyone will know
Although your face will look different after a rhinoplasty, a well-performed surgery shouldn’t be immediately noticeable. Instead, those who aren’t aware you had a nose job may say that you look prettier or more handsome, changed your hair or look more rested than usual. A good rhinoplasty improves your appearance without being obvious.
If you have been considering getting a nose job for years then you must be probably having a very good idea about the procedure, recovery etc. I had rhinoplasty surgery two years back by Dr. Philip Solomon at Toronto. I had a good experience with the surgeon and I am happy with the results.
I had to wear the nose splint for about a week following the surgery, and I started going to work after two weeks. By the time the swelling had gone down almost completely. I say almost because there will still be some swelling but it won’t be noticed easily. The time taken for complete recovery varies with each patient and cannot be predicted beforehand.
Decide on a surgeon only after making sure of his credibility and experience. Also he must be able to answer all your questions related to the surgery.
I had a nose job 5 years ago, to my my nose tip smaller.
My surgeon is specialized in facial surgeries. I had an open nose surgery. I'm pleased with the results, it looks better now than prior. But, ever since surgery my left nostril is runny, my septum is now deviated and the nostrils are not even. There's also a scar where she cut the nose open.
I don't regret doing it but it's important to be prepared that it might not get perfect. Andi don't want to go back in and try to even things out, I've heard that particularly noses are very fragil and repeat surgery can be devastating. I don't want it to collapse.