One nose job can make a big difference.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nose reshaping was the third most common procedure in 2018, accounting for nearly 12 percent of all cosmetic surgeries. Rhinoplasties have been popular for years, and the reason why is as plain as the nose on your face: your nose is on your face! You can’t hide it, and it’s one of the first things other people see. Many people feel uncomfortable with the shape or size of their nose, which makes them less satisfied with their overall appearance.
A nose job can change all that. (And if you’re not ready to commit to permanent surgery, you can test the waters with a liquid nose job – more on that later). For now, we’ll answer some common questions about the classic rhinoplasty surgery.
- What can rhinoplasty accomplish?
Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, remove unwanted bumps on the bridge, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. This operation can also help correct birth defects, nasal injuries, and relieve some breathing problems.
- What’s the recovery time?
A patient can typically return to work or school after one week – this is when the dressing is removed from the nose and the patient may apply makeup. If you do experience bruising around the eyes (and not everyone does), it should begin to heal after three days and last no longer than two weeks.
- How do I know I’ll like the results?
Your doctor will work with you to customize your rhinoplasty surgery so it meets your specific goals. Vectra 3D technology allows the patient to see the possible outcomes.
While rhinoplasty is a fantastic option for many, it’s not for everyone. If you’re not happy with your nose but aren’t sure you want a permanent change, a liquid nose lift might be a better fit.
- What’s a liquid nose lift?
A liquid nose lift is a nonsurgical, nonpermanent alternative to rhinoplasty. It’s quick, painless, and renders immediate results.
- Sounds too good to be true. How does it work?
Various fillers are precisely injected into specific areas of the nose to smooth contours, correct curves and fix bumps. The process takes around 15 minutes from start to finish.
- How long does it last?
You’ll need another session after 1-2 years.
- How do I know if a liquid nose lift is right for me?
Many patients choose liquid to smooth out bumps and irregularities, or if they want a quick fix for a special event. If your main concern is the larger size of your nose, you may be better suited to traditional rhinoplasty.
A nose job can change your look – and the resulting confidence can change your attitude, too. If you do decide on a rhinoplasty (or a liquid nose lift), remember to carefully research practices and choose your doctor wisely.