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Nose Surgery/Rhinoplasty

The numbers don’t lie – plastic surgery is more popular than ever. The question remains though, what exactly is driving this industry. One trip on the Internet is all you need to find photos of awful plastic surgery and the facts that support the Dangers of Plastic Surgery, yet the popularity of cosmetic surgery continues to grow. While there is more than enough ample evidence that bad plastic surgery exists, the truth is that most plastic surgery treatments that are performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon are usually an unqualified success. With plastic surgery costs dropping and the technology used in plastic surgery improving so that the quality of plastic surgery treatments are getting better, it isn’t really that surprising that more and more people are turning to plastic surgery to get that look that they’ve always dreamed about. When it comes to changes that people want to make in their appearances, most people would naturally assume it would be on their body. However, one of the most popular plastic surgery treatments is rhinoplasty. Also known as nose surgery, rhinoplasty was classified as the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical treatment performed in 2005. According to a study conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), over 200,000 rhinoplasty treatments were performed in 2005. Additionally, the ASAPS reported in their 2005 report that getting a nose job was the most commonly performed plastic surgery treatments performed for patients that were 18 years or younger. Nose surgery was also the second most popular plastic surgery treatment that was performed on men. It really does make sense that rhinoplasty is such a popular plastic surgery treatment. Unlike your body, there are very few things that we can do to change the appearance of our noses. In many cases, a protruding nose or a strangely shaped nose can throw off the symmetry of a person’s face. Even if that person has a particularly attractive face and nose, a strange nose is just enough to shift positive attention into negative attention. In other cases, nose surgery patients are seeking changes to their noses after an injury has reshaped their nose in a way that they don’t like. Of course, there are cases where nose surgery is being performed for purely medical reasons. For example, the famed actress Cameron Diaz recently had plastic surgery performed on her nose to correct a breathing problem that was caused by a bump in her nose. The amount of celebrity plastic surgery that revolved around a nose job is extraordinarily large. From pop-rock singer Ashlee Simpson undergoing rhinoplasty to achieve a more refined look in her nose that has been greeted with rousing success to former Friends star, Jennifer Aniston’s declaration that getting a nose job was the best thing that she has done in her life, it is easy to see why so many people are taking the plunge and enhancing their nose by getting rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty Surgery

In rhinoplasty, a patient will have the ability to change the shape of their nose. If you take a look at before and after rhinoplasty pictures, you will be able to see so many different patients. Some rhinoplasty patients are hoping to enlarge their nose, while others would prefer to reduce the size of their nose. Regardless of how you want to reshape your nose, the most important decision you have to make is choosing a board certified plastic surgeon that is qualified and experienced in performing rhinoplasty surgery. Although nose surgery is becoming increasingly common, it is still an extensive treatment that should be performed by a qualified professional. The nice thing about rhinoplasty is that the plastic surgeon is able to adjust any part of the patient’s nose. Whether you want to modify the tip, the bridge, the angle your nose meets the face, or the nostril size, your plastic surgeon will be able to make a number of changes. While rhinoplasty cost have gone done, it is important to remember that getting a nose job is a big decision. Although celebrities and other beautiful people seem to be running out there and getting this treatment done, rhinoplasty is a serious thing to consider and a decision that a person shouldn’t make lightly. When you undergo rhinoplasty surgery, the plastic will separate the skin of your nose from the rest of your face. Once the incision has been made that allows the plastic surgeon to get their separation from the bone and cartilage that resides underneath the nose’s skin, the plastic surgeon will then sculpt the cartilage to their desired shape. Depending on the type of work that you want, the plastic surgeon may remove excess cartilage or add some cartilage so that your nose will be at its desired shape. Once the plastic surgeon is happy with the results of their work, they will then redrape the skin over the nose’s new framework of bone and cartilage. It is important to note that there are several surgical techniques that a plastic surgeon is able to use when they are performing rhinoplasty. In some instances, the plastic surgeon will employ a method where they make incisions insides the patient’s nostrils. However, in instances where the plastic surgeon is performing particularly extensive or complicated work, they may opt for an ‘open’ procedure. This refers to the surgical method of making an incision across the tissue that separates the nostrils, known as the columella. As you can imagine, recovering from rhinoplasty can be a long process. Considering how invasive the surgery is and how difficult the treatment is to perform, recovering from rhinoplasty can be a difficult task. Following the surgery, the plastic surgeon will apply a splint to your nose for supporting the new shape of the new. Depending on the case, the plastic surgeon may also place nasal packs in your nostrils to stabilize the septum. While rhinoplasty surgery patients will have to spend weeks recovering from the surgery and waiting for the swelling and bruising to disappear, after a few months they will see the final results of the surgery.