Rhinoplasty: What You Need to Know
The nose is the central part of our face. It defines our face structure and the way we look. You may have seen beautiful people with average features but a great, petite nose. It makes all the difference – most evidently in women rather than men. So it comes as no jolting surprise that its one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. This “nose shaping” surgery, most commonly known as the “nose job” improves the proportional appearance of the nose, adding to facial harmony.
Sometimes, one may opt for a nose job not solely due to vanity reasons. It also corrects impaired breathing which are sometimes genetically passed down as structural abnormalities of the nose.
We constantly hear about celebrities who have undergone such procedures and now look like visually enhanced versions of themselves. Common examples are Megan Fox, Ashley Tisdale, Blake Lively, Winona Ryder, Gisele Bundchen and countless others. They usually attribute this to “a deviated septum” but more often than not, its a vanity adjustment. (Although in the event that you do have a deviated septum, a nose job may be suggested to you by your doctor).
Some of the most beautiful women in the world didn’t look half as stunning prior to their rhinoplasty procedures. So how do you know whether the procedure is for you?
– If you’re 14 or older and your facial structure is fully completed.
– You’re unhappy with your impaired breathing ability or your appearance/facial symmetry due to your nose. Sometimes, one may feel that our nose is too big, too crooked or even inhured after breaking it.
– You have a cohesive, specific idea for how you want your nose to look but you’re also practical about the whole concept.
– You’re physically & mentally healthy and fit enough for the surgery.
Dr. Kwak is the premier New York facial plastic surgeon who actually specializes in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Since a nose job is an extremely individualized surgery, at ESK Plastic Surgery, he suggests a set of customized changes per the specific person’s structure, needs and wants. They’re performed under general anesthesia, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Open and closed approaches are two different ways to go about it and Dr.Kwak will select what’s right for you depending on anticipated changes.
When you go in for your first consultation, make sure to be completely open with your doctor about what you want and the way you hope this surgery will shape your facial or nasal structure. Your doctor will use this time to clarify your doubts, address whatever concernes you may have and to do a thorough examination. Dr. Kwak also uses a computerized image of your face during this consultation so you get a concise idea of what you will look like post surgery. To see some of Dr. Kwak’s rhinoplasty results, click here. Dr. Kwak has also answered some common queries related to rhinoplasty on RealSelf.com that you can check out here. Remember : it is of optimum importance to remain open-minded and realistic prior to going in for the procedure.
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