Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure that aims to help address aesthetic and structural issues with the nose. Commonly referred to as a nose job, the procedure can help to transform a patient’s life, giving them back their self-confidence. However, before you consider going under the knife, it’s worth noting that Rhinoplasty does have its limitations.
Here, we look at what can and can’t be achieved with rhinoplasty to help you decide if it is the right option for you.
What can by achieved with rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can help to fix a wide range of nasal issues. This includes:
- Straightening a crooked nose
- Fixing the angle of the nose
- Smoothing out bumps and dips on the bridge of the nose
The surgeon will be able to reposition the septum or nasal bones to help even out a crooked nose. The angle can also be altered in various ways, and nasal bumps can be trimmed down to reveal a smoother appearance.
There is no denying rhinoplasty can completely change your appearance. So, what are its limitations?
What can’t rhinoplasty do?
A rhinoplasty procedure cannot change the basic structure of the nose. So, don’t expect to be able to change your nose to look like somebody else’s. You may be able to achieve a similar look to what you are hoping for, but you can’t morph yourself into your favourite celebrity for example.
A nose job also won’t address any cosmetic issues such as redness and spots. It focuses on the contours of the nose, not the skin.
These are some of the main limitations of the procedure. It is also important to note that there is a risk you might not like the results. While it is rare, some patients do request a revision surgery as they aren’t happy with how their new nose looks.
The importance of choosing an experienced surgeon
While rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures, it is a complex, major surgery. This means it should always be carried out by a fully trained and certified surgeon.
The results you experience will largely be down to how experienced the surgeon is. It can be tempting to choose the cheapest option, but unfortunately this often tends to result in poor results.
Many patients have also had to undergo an additional procedure to fix the damage caused by inexperienced surgeons. Revision nose jobs are much more complex than initial rhinoplasty.
If you want to give yourself the best chance of experiencing your desired results, it is important to choose your surgeon carefully.
Having realistic expectations of what rhinoplasty can and can’t achieve is essential before you consider undergoing the procedure. To get a better idea of what to expect, book a consultation with Mr Nigel Horlock today.