More than 200,000 people underwent rhinoplasty last year alone. This procedure, performed to reshape the nose, has consistently been among the leading cosmetic surgeries year after year. Still, there are thousands of people who would like to change something about their nose but don’t. In too many cases, procrastination has to do with misinformation. Here, we want to explain some far-fetched ideas about rhinoplasty, and how they are wrong, so you are better able to make the important decision of whether or not this procedure is right for you.
- A nose job is easy to spot. The idea that a nose that has had work done will forever look like a nose that’s had work done is based on misinformation. It is unfortunate that living proof exists to demonstrate the possible downside of going too far with rhinoplasty. However, more nose jobs turn out looking beautifully natural than obviously altered. A skilled plastic surgeon knows how to accomplish the best results.
- A nose job can be tailored any way you wish. Rhinoplasty is not a procedure to approach with a specific nose in mind. The nose is central to the overall aesthetic of the face. It must fit within the proportions and dimensions of the facial anatomy. To have a particular nose size and shape in mind misses the importance of symmetry on your unique facial structure. It is possible to find surgeons who will accommodate this request; that’s why we have living proof of bad nose jobs.
- Any cosmetic surgeon can achieve rhinoplasty success. Any cosmetic surgeon who has been trained can perform rhinoplasty; this much is true. What needs to be explored is how experienced a surgeon is. Nose jobs are not simplistic procedures. There are several nuances that need to be achieved and meticulous maneuvering that must be performed to achieve the finest outcome. Therefore, rhinoplasty is best performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Trussler is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has completed specific training in the area of cosmetic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. Facial procedures including rhinoplasty are among his particular clinical interests.
Learn more about rhinoplasty. Call our Austin office at (512) 450-1077.