Rhinoplasty Myths Debunked!

Shoulders and FaceRhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, may be one of the most common plastic surgeries in the world today, yet many people still have misconceptions regarding the procedure. Word of mouth can spread like wildfire, and false information has greatly affected the way rhinoplasty is perceived by some.

If you are considering a better-looking nose, don’t let these misconceptions get in the way of your dreams; separate fact from fiction!

Myth: Rhinoplasty uses plastic materials.

When people say “plastic surgery” some individuals take the term way too literally, thinking that cosmetic surgeons use plastic parts to enhance the contour of the nose. The materials that are inserted in the nose to achieve its desired shape are made of either synthetic or biologic materials. A common material used is silicon. The conventional plastic you are familiar with is never used during the procedure.

Myth: Patients who have been under rhinoplasty have “fragile” noses.

A fragile nose is a common misconception when it comes to rhinoplasty patients, especially those who have been given bridge implants. The truth is that patients may be able to return to their daily routines and activities without needing to worry about destroying the results of their surgery with the slightest touch. However, it may help to observe the placement of the bridge, which will be noticeable once the swelling subsides.

Myth: Nose implants can melt.

This myth may sound silly, but there are some people who are concerned it may be possible. Certified clinics use rubberized silicon nose implants in rhinoplasties, protecting a newly-shaped nose from undesirable changes in extreme conditions.

Before getting a rhinoplasty, it is best to do your research, and we’re here to help. With all these myths looming around, it is better to get your questions answered during a consultation.

To get rhinoplasty facts straight from the expert, call us today to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Trussler. We’d love to hear from you!


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