10 Myths About Rhinoplasty Debunked

10 Myths About Rhinoplasty Debunked

10 Myths About Rhinoplasty Debunked

10 Myths About Rhinoplasty Debunked

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide as it can help improve breathing and create a more symmetrical appearance. Other benefits of a Rhinoplasty include reducing respiratory failure, and eliminating snoring. It can also help improve a patient’s physical performance and restores normal anatomy after an injury.


Despite these benefits, there are many misconceptions about the procedure. In this article we’ll uncover the truth about Rhinoplasty and debunk common myths.


1.     Rhinoplasty Is All About Appearance

While a nose job can change your overall appearance, that is not all it does. A reconstructive procedure can correct impaired breathing, restoring normal nasal function. Functional rhinoplasty can open nasal passages and correct blockages.


2.     Results of Rhinoplasty Are Easy to Spot

Many people assume that a nose job is drastic and highly visible. While it is true that some people get drastic rhinoplasty, the procedure can create subtle changes to the nasal appearance. A nose job does not have to change your appearance unless you want it to.


3.     You’ll Have a Perfect Nose After Surgery

While rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose, your bone structure will determine the final look. The surgeon will examine your facial and nasal structure to determine the most suitable shape. There are medical considerations, and your dream nose may not be determined as the best fit for you.


4.     The Effects of Rhinoplasty Are Not Permanent

The effects of a nose job are long-lasting and even permanent for most. However, you can get consequent or revision surgery to improve or tweak the results. A good nose job should not require an update or do-over.


5.     Rhinoplasty Results in Visible Scarring

Successful rhinoplasty does not leave visible scarring. You may experience some after-surgery marks, but most fade after the healing. If you choose the right surgeon, any surgical scars will be discreet.


6.     All Plastic Surgeons Can Perform Rhinoplasty

Facial surgery is a specialized field that requires precise and technical skills. For best results, you should choose a plastic surgeon with the relevant skills and experience in facial cosmetic surgery.


7.     Rhinoplasty Is Painful

While the procedure can be painful, this is temporary. Surgeons perform rhinoplasty under sedation or anesthesia, meaning you will not feel pain during the surgery. You will experience bruising, swelling, and pain during recovery. Patients receive pain medication to reduce discomfort.


8.     Rhinoplasty Is Dangerous

A nose job is safe and effective, but as with all forms of surgery, some people may experience complications. Results depend on an individual’s overall health, the surgeon’s skills, and other factors. If you are worried about surgery, you also have the option of non-surgical rhinoplasty.

9.     Rhinoplasty Is Costly

The good news is that a nose job is not just for the wealthy. The cost varies depending on your location and the extent of the surgery, and is often affordable with the possibility of insurance covering functional rhinoplasty.


10.  You Have to Live with the Results

If you do not like the results of your nose job, you can get a subsequent procedure. People get rhinoplasty for aesthetic or functional reasons. A surgeon can perform a second rhinoplasty to correct any issues. Contrary to some opinions, rhinoplasty is not a simple procedure. The nose is a vital and sensitive organ that requires proper care. A mistake can affect an individual’s appearance, breathing, and confidence.


Curious to learn more? For more information on Rhynoplasty, visit Rich & Humenansky Plastic Surgery of the Face & Body at our office is in Columbia, South Carolina. Call (803) 799-3223 to book an appointment today.

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