There is no singular motivation for any plastic surgery people. But plastic surgeons hear a lot of questions about rhinoplasty. Foremost among them is this: why do most people undergo rhinoplasty? What kind of transformation are they looking to achieve?
Common Rhinoplasty Motivations
The motivation behind this question seems pretty straightforward: patients want to know they aren’t alone. They want to know that they aren’t being trivial, that plenty of other people have had rhinoplasty procedures for precisely the same reasons. It’s reassuring to hear that, quite likely, others have sought out a nose job for precisely the same reasons.
So what are those reasons? Why do most people undergo rhinoplasty procedures in the first place? Maybe it’s worth taking a deeper look at some of those motivations.
Patients Are Looking to Repair a Broken Nose
In some cases, the motivation to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure begins with trauma–trauma to the nose, specifically. Those patients are often trying to correct damage caused by a broken nose.
A broken nose, for example, can have long term aesthetic consequences:
- The bridge of the nose can become permanently crooked
- Areas of the nose may become bulbous or swollen (or appear permanently swollen)
- Patients can have trouble breathing through the nose (or smelling)
- The bridge of the nose can become swollen-looking if it doesn’t heal properly
- The proportions of the nose can become unrecognizable to patients
In other words, a broken nose can cause significant and long-term trauma, distorting the nose from its original shape. Rhinoplasty can correct the way the nose looks (and, in some cases, how the nose functions). This means that patients often seek out rhinoplasty as a way to correct damage caused by a break or trauma–and reclaim their original nose shape.
Patients Looking to Make an Aesthetic Change
For other patients, rhinoplasty procedures are designed to bring about purely aesthetic changes. The importance of that kind of motivation should not be discounted, however. That’s because the nose plays a very central role in the proportions of the face.
All of the features of your face are seen at once and in proportion to each other. Because of the central position of the nose, it tends to be the one feature that pulls it all together. But when your nose is too big or too small, it can draw attention away from your face and onto itself.
The vast majority of rhinoplasty patients talk about how one of the reasons that they want a nose job is because the nose draws too much attention to itself. Patients want the people they run into to spend less time looking at a nose and more time noticing a face. When making this kind of aesthetic change, patients often feel as though they are getting closer to their true and ideal proportions. It’s a transformation patients often make because they want to be seen–and changing the nose can be a big part of that.
They Want a Quick Change
Surgical rhinoplasty is not a procedure to be trifled with. Surgery of the nose can lead to long recovery times and some serious discomfort. And yet, some rhinoplasty patients are motivated by the desire to make a fast, tangible change to the face.
This is usually accomplished via a non surgical nose job procedure. With this non surgical approach, dermal fillers are injected into the nose, creating more volume in a controlled and malleable fashion.
Using a non surgical rhinoplasty procedure, cosmetic surgeons can correct a wide variety of issues of the nose, from a crooked (or underdeveloped) bridge to a drooping tip. Non surgical nose job procedures can usually be accomplished in as little as fifteen minutes and can yield immediate results. The downside is that non surgical rhinoplasty tends to yield quite subtle results. It can’t match the bold transformations accomplished by surgery.
Additionally, non surgical nose job results tend to be temporary. The fillers will fade over time. But for some patients–especially those who are surgery-averse–it tends to be an excellent and effective option for quickly changing the nose.
Your Personal Motivation
Ultimately, the thing that matters most is your own personal motivation. The reasons why anyone else might undergo a rhinoplasty procedure pale in comparison to the reasons why you might. Why do most people undergo rhinoplasty? For their own personal reasons, ultimately.
If you have any hesitation about your reasons for getting a nose job, you should talk to your plastic or cosmetic surgeon and discuss what you want to get out of the procedure. When all is said and done, rhinoplasty is an incredibly popular procedure–and it’s popular for a reason.