According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty has increased in popularity as recovery time has plummeted and revisions become more commonplace.
Patients who were previously hesitant to get a nose job should be aware that technology has come a long way in allowing patients to see the final result before surgery is performed by using computer imaging software.
Recovery times have also drastically decreased. If you’re considering a rhinoplasty, here are some factors to keep in mind.
Rhinoplasty isn’t Limited to Aesthetics
If you have a deviated septum, you may find it difficult to breathe through your nose. It’s also possible you suffer from an annoying, nasal snore that bothers you or your partner.
Both of these issues can be corrected with rhinoplasty, sometimes without altering the outward appearance of your nose at all.
You Can Still Have ‘Your Own’ Nose
Looking at celebrities on television and on the silver screen, you may get the impression that a large portion of the world has the exact same nose.
While the long, thin nose of celebrities is indeed an option, you’re not limited to the same aesthetic. For example, if you like your wider nose but don’t like the bump on the bridge, the bump can be taken away while leaving the rest of the nose alone.
If you have a slight hook or upturn to the tip of your nose that you like, that can be preserved if you just want a narrower nose. Don’t fear that you’ll come out of surgery with the same nose as others.
Recovery is Not as Challenging as It Used to Be
If someone in your circle of family or friends got a nose job in the ‘80s or ‘90s, you probably remember that they came home with two vicious-looking, puffy black eyes and a huge splint taped to their face. They may have even had a swollen upper lip! That really doesn’t happen anymore for routine cases.
Surgical techniques now employ a lot more finesse and routine medications that keep a lot of the bruising and swelling down.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you’re considering a rhinoplasty, don’t let outmoded ideas stand in your way. Modern rhinoplasties feature quick recovery and great results. If you’re ready to explore your options, contact Hanemann Plastic Surgery today to schedule a confidential consultation.