Rhinoplasty Information & Facts

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What can Rhinoplasty do?

Rhinoplasty, or what is commonly referred to as the “nose job,” is a popular form of cosmetic plastic surgery in which the nose is reshaped to improve the appearance of the patient.

There are cases where rhinoplasty is a medical necessity due to factors like facial trauma or a birth defect that impedes breathing. In most cases, however, rhinoplasty is an elective procedure. As we discuss what rhinoplasty can (and cannot) do, we will be approaching it from the perspective of a cosmetic plastic surgery.

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Three Common Rhinoplasty Misconceptions

The “nose job,” or rhinoplasty, has been around since 500 BC in ancient India. It’s long been among the most popular cosmetic surgery options and its there’s no reason to believe its popularity will decline. Rhinoplasty has become ubiquitous, yet many people still have misconceptions about the process. Let’s examine three common errant perspectives on rhinoplasty.

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Structure Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a popular surgical procedure designed to change the shape and appearance of one’s nose to enhance his or her appearance. Rhinoplasty is a proven process with a history that dates back to 500 BC. Millions of people have experienced successful “nose jobs” and millions more are undoubtedly interested in learning more about the process.

There are many different ways to perform a rhinoplasty procedure. The chosen methodology will vary based upon the patient’s individual needs and the expert surgeon’s assessment of how to best achieve the desired results without exposing the patient to unnecessary risk.

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The Roots of Rhinoplasty

The art of rhinoplasty, which is sometimes referred to as “getting a nose job” in the vernacular isn’t a new idea or a recent development. We might think of plastic surgery as a 20th century development upon which we continue to improve, but a closer examination of the procedure and its history reveals a much different story. Rhinoplasty has been around for a very long time and has an exceedingly rich tradition. Let’s look at the roots of rhinoplasty.

In 500 BC, a man by the name of Sushruta was one of ancient India’s most noted physicians. Sushruta, who is today sometimes described as the father of surgery, described his version of rhinoplasty in an early textbook.

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Rhinoplasty in China

Those of us who still cling to a decades-old perception of Chinese people as being dour Maoists clad in matching, yet ever-so-practical, grey jackets and pants, should probably change our perspective. China is changing rapidly and one of the growing trends in the country runs completely contrary to the idea of the plain, non-descript images of communist China to which we are accustomed. Plastic surgery is increasing in popularity.

Chinese people are flocking to plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty and other procedures in record numbers. The desire for cosmetic facial surgery isn’t just confined to the wealthier metropolitan areas, either. Poorer, rural Chinese people are making their way to plastic surgeons in droves to undergo rhinoplasty, and eye surgeries in hopes of capturing what is perceived as a more attractive look.

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Rhinoplasty Examinations

Rhinoplasty, or plastic surgery designed to rebuild, modify or reconstruct the nose, is a relatively common, yet fairly complex procedure. If you think rhinoplasty will involve little more than showing your surgeon a photo of “the nose you want,” laying back on surgical table, and walking out with a new look, the actual process will probably surprise you.

Before a surgeon performs a rhinoplasty, he or she will begin by taking a detailed history from the patient. This process is particularly necessary when the patient suffers from a congenital birth defect, a nasal obstruction or has experienced significant facial trauma. However, even in purely cosmetic cases a full history (both with respect to the nose and the patient’s general medical condition) is a required first step.

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Rationales for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures in the field of plastic surgery. Both men and women undergo rhinoplasty and the number of patients for the operation is increasing steadily. There are three primary reasons to consider rhinoplasty. Let’s investigate why the surgery is so common by addressing each of them.

The first and most frequently considered justification for rhinoplasty is to enhance one’s physical appearance. The “nose job” has long been a way to tailor one’s looks to match with overall aesthetic norms and preferences. Those with strangely shaped, asymmetrical, or relatively large noses often discover that a rhinoplasty operation will give them a completely new and more “attractive” look.

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Making the Rhinoplasty Decision

Therefore, you might want to undergo rhinoplasty. You aren’t alone. Millions of people around the world are undoubtedly thinking about it, too. In addition, an ever-increasing number of people are opting to undergo this form of elective surgery. Before you begin looking for a surgeon and making appointments, however, you should be certain as to whether rhinoplasty is really right for you.

The question of whether one should have plastic surgery is intensely personal. It’s impossible to say with any degree of certainty whether you (or any other individual) should get a “nose job.” However, there are some factors everyone considering the procedure should carefully consider before making a final determination.

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Four Common Rhinoplasty Questions

Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that attempts to change the shape of one’s nose to enhance one’s appearance. It’s a popular elective cosmetic surgery with roots stretching back to ancient India. Rhinoplasty is quite popular and many people consider having the surgery. Many of those thinking about rhinoplasty share some of the same questions. Let’s look at four common questions about the “nose job.”

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ABPS Certification and Rhinoplasty Surgeons

One out of nearly every ten rhinoplasty patients is compelled to seek additional surgery. Although some of those additional procedures have nothing to do with the talent or professionalism of the original surgeon, many people to experience significant disappointment, hardship and pain as a result of “botched” rhinosplasty.

Every surgical procedure should be taken seriously, but one like rhinoplasty, with its relatively significant percentage of errant procedures requires special attention. Those considering rhinoplasty should make every effort to secure a top-notch specialist to perform the surgery.

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