Benefits and Risks of Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)


You may wake up every morning and be troubled to look in the mirror because you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose. 

You may have considered having plastic nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, but you are unsure about the risks of the procedure and, more importantly, whether you will get the desired results. The decision to undergo plastic surgery is highly personal. You must decide whether the benefits will meet your objectives and whether the risks and potential complications of rhinoplasty are acceptable. So in this blog post we’ll delve deep into the benefits and risks of getting a nose job, to help you make an informed decision!

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty (also known as a “nose job”) is a surgical procedure used to repair or reshape the nose, it’s very common amongst people. This procedure may be done for cosmetic reasons to alter the appearance and proportion of the nose and boost a person’s self-confidence. When done by a skilled surgeon, amazing results can be promised. Nasal plastic surgery is also used to correct breathing issues caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

Rhinoplasty is performed by both specialist plastic surgeons and specialist ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons. Cosmetic surgeons can also perform rhinoplasty.

Almost all of these procedures are done through the nostrils, so there are no visible cuts (or subsequent scars) on the face. Some rhinoplasty procedures necessitate a cut to the tissue between the nostrils.

Rhinoplasty can alter the size, width, and profile of the nose. The nose tip, nostril shape, and nasal balance (nasal symmetry) can all be improved.

Almost all of these procedures are done through the nostrils, so there are no visible cuts (or subsequent scars) on the face. Some rhinoplasty procedures necessitate a cut to the tissue between the nostrils.

Rhinoplasty can alter the size, width, and profile of noses. The nose tip, nostril shape, and nasal balance (nasal symmetry) can all be altered.

Using cartilage grafted from other parts of the body, nose surgery can be used to reduce or augment nasal structures. A piece of ear cartilage and (rarely) a section of rib cartilage may be used on occasion.

There are alternatives if you are self-conscious about your appearance or considering cosmetic treatments to boost your confidence. Talking to a therapist or a counsellor may help you overcome your self-consciousness about your appearance.

Do you actually need rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty may be performed for these conditions: 

  • Correct a birth defect.
  • Enhance your overall appearance.
  • Damage to the septum, the bone, and cartilage that separates the nostrils, causes open blocked nasal passages (deviated septum).
  • Restore a facial fracture, such as a fractured nose.
  • Restore breathing function following cancer treatment, trauma, or burns.

Rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping procedure. The procedure may include:

  • Correct a bulbous, upturned, hooked, or droopy nose.
  • Correcting a dorsal hump deformity
  • Repair nostrils that are too large, too wide, or turn upward.
  • Remove any visible dips or bumps on the bridge of the nose.
  • To achieve facial balance, make the nose smaller or larger.
  • Clear any clogged nasal passages.

Things to consider before rhinoplasty:

Because your surgeon can only work with the existing bone and cartilage structure, the extent to which you can change the shape of your nose is limited.

  • It is critical that the surgery does not obstruct your airway or breathing. If your septum is deviated (that is, if the cartilage in your nose that separates your nostrils is uneven), your doctor may advise you to straighten it and reduce the projections inside your nose to improve your breathing.
  • The final results may take up to a year to emerge, so it is critical to wait before making any decisions about the need for additional surgery.
  • Before nose surgery, the bones of the face and nose must fully mature.
  • Smokers are more likely to develop complications. Quit smoking before having surgery to reduce the risk of complications and to improve your overall health and well-being.
  • Consider seeking a second opinion from a medical professional. Before deciding to have rhinoplasty, it is critical to gather as much information as possible.
  • During your initial consultation share your medical history with your surgeons

The benefit of rhinoplasty surgeries

Rhinoplasty is a popular plastic operation that can not only improve the appearance and function of the nose, but it can also boost confidence and eliminate years of self-consciousness caused by the appearance of your nose. Here are the benefits of getting a rhinoplasty:

  • Increase or decrease the nose’s size.
  • Change the physical appearance
  • Make a new shape for the nostrils.
  • Cut back on the nasal tip
  • Bridge width should be reduced.
  • Improve the balance and harmony of other facial features.
  • Have a positive impact on your overall facial appearance
  • Resolve issues caused by a deviated septum or sinus
  • Improve your ability in breathing

Risks of Rhinoplasty

All surgical procedures, no matter how minor or major, carry some level of risk; however, we work with a skilled plastic surgeon who work hard to reduce risks during rhinoplasty surgery. It is also critical that patients strictly adhere to all post-operative instructions following nose jobs, as any deviations could jeopardize the healing process and the overall results.

Rhinoplasty risks include:

  • Anesthesia complications
  • Bleeding\Infection
  • Numbness/pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Dissatisfaction with the outcome
  • Derforation of the septum
  • Inadequate healing or visible scarring
  • Complications necessitating a subsequent rhinoplasty procedure

If you’re self-conscious about the shape of your nose, you can consult with a specialist or surgeon to see if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic rhinoplasty. Although an aesthetic nose surgery can improve your appearance, you must have realistic expectations about the results. If you have a broken nose, a deviated septum, or another medical problem, functional rhinoplasty can help you breathe better. It can take anywhere from six months to a year to see any noticeable results. Having nose surgery is a big step, but we’re here to help you in all steps of the way. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a complimentary consultation, we are always here to help and provide an answer.

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