According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty was the second most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S. in 2013. Close to a quarter of a million people had the surgery for either cosmetic or medical reasons.


Unfortunately, not everyone is born with a nose they love or that is in perfect proportion with their face. Injuries and accidents also happen, which can result in a misshaped nose. In addition, there are a variety of medical reasons such as a deviated septum that causes breathing problems and must be corrected with rhinoplasty.


Face Facts

It is not necessary to live with a nose that makes you feel insecure. Everyone deserves to feel confident in the way they look, particularly when it concerns one of the most dominant facial features.


If you are considering rhinoplasty, take time and make certain your expectations are realistic.  Consulting with a reputable surgeon is integral to success.

If you are of a distinctive ethnic heritage, maintaining your cultural identity will be important to discuss. Work with a surgeon who is sensitive to this kind of issue and also offers 3D computer imaging technology to see how various shapes and sizes of noses will look.


Did You Get a New Hair Style?

A well-executed rhinoplasty is one that does not appear obvious. Friends and associates who have not seen you in some time, may realize something has changed, but they are more likely to think you’ve gotten a new hairdo or haircut or that you’re wearing new makeup. They’ll certainly notice something is different, but it may never occur to them that you’ve changed the shape or size of your nose.


Take your time and be extremely selective in choosing the surgeon for this procedure. After all, it’s your face and you’re going to have to live with it for the rest of your life.

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