What Are The Pros And Cons Of A Rhinoplasty?Posted on August 30, 2022
Choosing to undergo rhinoplasty or a nose job should be a personal decision. Responsible plastic surgeons would explain the procedure and its inherent pros and cons. They will ask you to weigh your own personal needs before getting the procedure. You should speak with a skilled and seasoned plastic surgeon about the benefits and limitations of rhinoplasty before you elect to get it done.
Judicious plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides nose reshaping surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Pros of Rhinoplasty
These are a few primary benefits of rhinoplasty or nose job:
Better facial balance
Nose can prove to a distracting feature on the face in some cases. There may be an imbalance in the facial features if the nose has a particular appearance. There are many celebrities, such as Owen Wilson, Sylvester Stallone, and Kristen Stewart that are known for their nose – some more than others. While having a prominent nose may be a familiar feature on these celebrities, you may want to get a rhinoplasty to make the nose fit better with your other facial features.
Improper nasal structure can create obstructions in the nasal passage and cause issues with breathing. Deviation of the nasal septum may be caused due to sports injuries, accidents, and physical altercations. Nasal septum is the wall separating the left and right side of the nose.
Crooked septum may cause one or both sides of the airway to get blocked. In such cases, a septoplasty may need to be performed in combination with rhinoplasty for straightening a crooked septum and nose. This will help in improving airflow and appearance of the nose.
Improved confidence and self-image
A prominent nose appearance can be the cause of constant frustration at any age because it takes away attention from other facial features. People with self-image or self-esteem issues because of a disproportionate nose shape or size may want to consider getting a rhinoplasty for making positive changes in their facial appearance. Overall facial balance can give a huge boost to a person’s confidence.
Cons of Rhinoplasty
Every surgical procedure has its drawbacks. These are a few disadvantages of getting a nose job plastic surgery:
Thick nasal skin
Rhinoplasty results may not be as readily visible if you have thick nasal skin. This is particularly true in patients that desire a refined and defined nasal tip. You can ask your surgeon to perform a tip-plasty (a specialized rhinoplasty technique) for sculpting the nasal tip cartilage. With that said, it gets difficult to see visible results following a rhinoplasty procedure if the overlying skin is too thick.
Rhinoplasty can only do so much to improve the shape and structure of your nose. Even the most skilled surgeon will not be able to manipulate the shape beyond varying degrees. The bone and cartilage can be reshaped but only to a certain extent as per your unique anatomy.
Nose cannot be mimicked
You cannot expect the surgeon to shape your nose like a favorite celebrity. Nasal reshaping is highly dependent on your unique nasal structure. You would need to have specific expectations and goals for achieving satisfactory results. Caring and accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for nose surgery.
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