While it has often been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, it is the nose that holds the prominent position in the center of the face. As a result, the nose can have a major effect on facial aesthetics and perceived attractiveness. Rhinoplasty is the term used to describe surgery that changes the size, shape and orientation of the nose. Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job, can be used to improve the nose’s appearance and/or function.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that nose surgery is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. When performed properly, rhinoplasty creates refinement and symmetry to help achieve subtle improvements that will bring balance to a patient’s face. A successful surgery will create an aesthetically pleasing yet natural-looking nose while complementing the existing attractiveness of the eyes, lips and other facial features.
Why Get Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can also help alleviate functional problems with the physical performance of the nose. Many people suffer from a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates or malfunctioning nasal valves which can cause uncomfortable and even debilitating breathing problems which can also lead to sleeping problems. People who lead an active lifestyle can be severely limited by the breathing difficulties caused by functional and anatomical nasal airway obstruction.
A good candidate for rhinoplasty in NJ should understand what the surgery can achieve and have realistic expectations regarding the final results. Nose surgery can successfully alleviate common aesthetic imperfections such as a nose with a bulbous, droopy or boxy tip. Rhinoplasty can also be used to reshape the nose’s bridge, angle of the tip and modify the nostrils.
The Risks of Surgery
As with any surgery, there are certain risks. Risks are not common but include bleeding, infection, bruising and scarring. These risks are greatly minimized with expert care. Patients who have undergone rhinoplasty generally experience a rapid recovery.
Although some bruising and swelling may be present following surgery it will generally subside within one week. Any bandaging or splints used to support the nose after surgery will also be removed after approximately seven days. It is common for patients to return to work and normal activities after seven days as well.
Finding a Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgeon
Because of the differences in the size, shape and orientation of noses as well individual faces, rhinoplasty is one of the most unique cosmetic procedures performed. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that patients interested in rhinoplasty work with an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon who has excellent aesthetic judgement and anatomical knowledge.
Only the most talented physicians are able to successfully address the unique aspects of each nose, to correctly modify the underlying structure and achieve the optimal results. Dr. Stephanie Cohen and Dr. Rick Winters are highly skilled rhinoplasty plastic surgeons in Bergen County, N.J. who understand the weight of the decision to undergo nose surgery, and work hard to address every concern a patient may have.
“As much as successful rhinoplasty demands meticulous technique and command of nasal anatomy, you must trust your surgeon’s aesthetic judgement above all else.”
– dr. rick winters