For those who’ve struggled with looking in the mirror all their lives, where they simply see a crooked nose, two big nostrils, or that dratted hooked effect, it’s probably no surprise that plastic surgery thoughts come to mind often. For those who’ve just been in an accident causing damage to the area, the idea of plastic surgery may be a little more confronting.
Today we take a little look into rhinoplasty, aka the nose job, and see just why you would get it, who gets it, and how to find the right surgeon to give you the look that you want. Dip your toes into the world of beautification and self-improvement with our rhinoplasty rundown.
Why Would You Get Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be performed for anyone who is unhappy with the profile or shape of their nose, those that have had a broken nose, and also for those that are having trouble breathing due to irregularities within the nose. A nose job can help to narrow your bridge, make your nose smaller, straighten out any lumps and bumps, narrow your nostrils, or pretty much anything else you can think of when it comes to nose shape. Rhinoplasty may also be used to fix a botched earlier nose job.
Who Gets Rhinoplasty?
Although it’s still somewhat of a taboo subject amongst the community, many different people are out there getting rhinoplasty. From models to mothers, and from school children to stockbrokers, there’s no reason to rule out rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with your current look. Although attitudes towards disclosure of plastic surgeries are changing, there are not that many people out there confessing to having work done, but you can trust us that they are!
Where Can You Find a Reputable Rhinoplasty Surgeon?
It pays to do your research when looking into a rhinoplasty surgeon. There are multiple websites where you can go that rate surgeons and their services in your area. This way you can check to see if there are any horror stories worth hearing before you sign on the dotted line with someone! A local surgeon who is fully qualified should be your first port of call when searching out your surgeon. Once you’ve booked an initial appointment, it’s worth going in with a friend or family member just so that you can get a second opinion on the level of service that you think they provide.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Rhinoplasty?
Although all people vary when it comes to recovery time, you can expect for the full healing process to be complete within three months – the recommended full recovery time for any surgery. While the surgery will only take a couple of hours to complete, you will be noticeably bruised for up to a week following the procedure, with swelling last into the second week, and possibly some minor swelling for up to three months following – which should only be noticeable by you. A splint is worn on the nose for the first two weeks following the procedure itself.
Dr Michael Zacharia is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Head and Neck (Otolaryngology) and specialises in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist surgeon. Combining the latest medical, surgical and health techniques, Dr Zacharia delivers the best outcome for each and every one of his patients.