In recent years more and more people have been undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures to improve the way they look. One of the most common (and longest established) surgeries is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty surgery, or as it is more commonly known, a nose job, involves the reshaping of the cartilage of the nose to make the nose, in most cases, smaller and a different shape. There are many other things that rhinoplasty surgery can do for the nose as well, such as narrowing (or widening) the nostrils, changing the angle of the nose and removing any bumps or other problems that affect the nose.
With regards to cosmetic surgery (commonly known as plastic surgery) the majority of procedures are performed on women. However, when it comes to rhinoplasty surgery the split between male and female patients is fairly equal, with almost as many men getting rhinoplasty surgeries as women. The rhinoplasty surgery itself is fairly simple, and the overall operation time is short when compared with some other cosmetic surgeries. The recovery time is relatively short too, with most people simply needing between one and three weeks to completely recover – although the scars that form may take a little longer to go (please see our scar removal page). However for the two months following the procedure, patients need to be wary of bumping or injuring their nose as it will continue to be sensitive.
With rhinoplasty, plastic surgeons are able to completely reshape the patient’s nose and change the entire look and profile of that person’s face. For people who want only a subtle change, doctors can make very minor adjustments to improve that person’s appearance without making it too obvious. This is one of the reasons why rhinoplasty is such a popular procedure, as quite often it is possible to improve the look of your face without it being obvious that you have had a nose job. Whatever type of change you are looking for, doctors are now able to give you the nose you want in a relatively short amount of time. Rhinoplasty surgery can either be done on its own or it can be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures.
When it comes to undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, patients should be aware of the fact that although it is a relatively simple, routine procedure as far as cosmetic surgery goes, it is still a serious operation. This is why it is important for potential patients to make sure they ask as many questions as they need to before agreeing to the surgery, to make sure they are comfortable with their decision. Generally speaking, there are very few complications associated with rhinoplasty surgery in comparison with other surgical procedures. Each year more and more people are redefining their faces and giving themselves the look that they’ve always wanted with surgery. This is why it is one of the most common types of plastic surgeries in the world today.
As with virtually any surgical procedure, there will probably be some scars left after the operation. Scar removal can be helped by using a derma roller. For more information about this and more, please visit our faq page.