As the focal part of anyone’s face, the nose plays an important part in the image that your face exudes. And this is the reason why there are those who feel that their nose should be in its most perfect form. While some have legitimate reasons, like health issues, there are those who are not happy with the uniqueness of their nose. However, this does not give everyone the right to get a nose job. Understanding the procedure would enable you to decide if rhinoplasty is the way to the trimmed look that you so desire.
What is Rhinoplasty?
As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, rhinoplasty is the surgery done on those who want to change the shape of the nose or improve its function. There are certain individuals who are born with breathing problems and this is the solution for them.
It is typically an outpatient procedure, which means that you don’t have to stay overnight at the hospital – and you have the option to go for general or local anesthesia. During the operation, your surgeon will make incisions inside the nostrils while the more complicated ones would need incisions across the base of the nose. After this, the doctor then reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to create a more pleasing look for the patient.
Who Should Go for Rhinoplasty?
Among the number of patients wanting to get a nose job, majority want it for aesthetic purposes. On the other hand, the smaller percentage comprise those who need to deal with breathing discomfort and difficulties mainly due to the structural abnormalities, or worse, some unwanted nose injuries.
Good Candidates for Nose-Reshaping
On the aesthetic side of things, there are some anatomical concerns that would benefit from a nose job. Such cases include those with a wide base, have a nasal tip that drops, or one that is significantly large in relation to other facial features. It is also suitable for noses that have a bulbous tip, those with nostrils that are really flared or pinched, and the ones that are so crooked or plain off-centered. Another good candidate would be the ones who were born with irregularities on their nasal structure.
While those are pretty much what the patients were born with, there are also those who had some injuries that made their nose look asymmetrical – and they would benefit most from a reconstructive nose surgery.
Aside from the nasal structure, there are other concerns that would determine how fit you are to get a nose job.
Age and Physical Maturity
Being at a stage where they are highly conscious of their looks, teenagers have learned to see a nose job as a way to achieve the look that they want. They must be advised by a good surgeon to ensure that their nasal structures can be best addressed by surgery,because there are teens who have yet to fully develop their facial features and a nose job might do more damage than good.
The right age for a nose job for a girl would be around 14 to 15 at the earliest while the boys have to wait a little more because they age slower, making 15 as the minimum age for them. On top of this concern, skeletal maturity is really a case to case scenario. One good way of telling this is to know if the foot has fully grown or at the minimum hasn’t changed in size within a year.
Most importantly, the teenager should also have the mental maturity needed to handle a major change in his or her body. For those who are getting a procedure for the first time, you might want to know as much as you can before you finally enter that clinic. Some changes are irreversible, and you don’t want to regret something as permanent as this.
Know What You Want
Once you have decided to get it, know exactly how it is going to look like. Your surgeon should be able to share with you his portfolio of past surgeries. This would tell you his aesthetic and whether it fits with yours or not. Having said that, never go to a surgeon unless you are happy with the kind of nose that your surgeon is about to give you. You must remember that your nose is the focal point of your face and any changes to it affect the symmetry of your face.
The Right Reasons You Should Have
A lot of patients enter the clinic thinking that the nose job they are about to get will change their lives forever. Such a lofty goal – but the truth couldn’t be farther than that. The procedure will not get you a job, a new boyfriend, or make you the most popular person on social media. The only valid reason to get it is because you want it for yourself, and that you want what you feel and see is right. Those who do it for other people end up with a condition called body dysmorphia that make them obsess over the way they look which most of the time are not even noticed by other people. Everybody is vulnerable to this condition, specifically those with low self-esteem.
When people hear this, they immediately assume that it is for those who see the westernizedversion of beauty as the benchmark of beauty for mankind. But this is not true for all the Asian patients who want to get it. In fact, the goal of this type of rhinoplasty is not to replicate a western nose but to successfully enhance the nose that they already have.
A very popular reason for Asians to get a nose job is to improve how their eyeglass touch the bridge and this goes to show how the procedure transcends the aesthetics and provides a greater service than what people see.
If you want to improve the look or function of your nose, make sure to only trust a qualified cosmetic surgeon of a credible clinic. Advance Beauty Cosmetic is the one to approach when in Australia. Our resident cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Kim, has years of experience in performing rhinoplasty, specifically on Asian noses.