6 Myths Of Rhinoplasty surgery

Dr. Atul Kesarwani is the medical director of the Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kesarwani has 30+ years of experience in the field. Read more about Dr. Kesarwani >

 

6 Myths Of Rhinoplasty surgery

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a very common plastic surgery in North America. As a cosmetic procedure, it helps to enhance your look and self-esteem. You can change the shape of the bridge or tip of your nose, increase or reduce the size of your nose, narrow the nostril span, correct injuries and birth defects and it can help to relieve some breathing problems.

This surgery is a really commonly performed procedure, but there continue to be many myths out there that we would like to clear up.

Here are six of the top rhinoplasty myths:

  1. “I can tell if someone has had nose surgery performed” – I’m sure this might be true for some people but this isn’t always the case. Our job is to give you a natural looking nose that complements your other facial features.
  2. “My nose will bruise after surgery” – This is only true of certain patients. Some bruising may occur after surgery, but it’s not always guaranteed. Some people bruise more easily than others.
  3. “Any plastic surgeon is able to perform rhinoplasty surgery” – There is some truth to this, but it’s recommended to find a surgeon who is specifically trained in facial plastic surgery. You want to make sure that the plastic surgeon has done this before and is familiar with the techniques and has a specialized knowledge of the surgery.
  4. “You have to be vain to get rhinoplasty” – People judge what they don’t understand. A person’s decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is no one’s business but their own. For example, though appearance is a factor for many people who opt for this procedure, for others it’s about improving breathing problems.
  5. “I’ll need to get another nose job in the future.” – With proper planning and recovery, you’ll only need one nose job. Yes, aging and trauma can affect your results. However, most patients are happy with their nose job and don’t need another one.
  6. “I want my nose to look like my favourite celebrity” – You need to be realistic about what your nose will look like and what works with your face. Rhinoplasty isn’t a cookie cutter procedure. It is highly customized to achieve a result that compliments your face.

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