You’re intrigued by rhinoplasty. Maybe you don’t like the size, the shape, or the general positioning of your nose. Whatever may be the case, you’ve been stuck with it for a very long time, and now you’re ready to do something about it. Have you envisioned your nose looking a certain way? Thanks to plastic surgery, you can get your rhinoplasty operation tailored to meet your own needs.
Explain the Specific Changes you Want to be Made
You know there’s something about your nose you don’t like. However, it’s important to pinpoint what exactly that is, to have a better chance of obtaining the results you desire. With this in mind, you should bring out a mirror and closely observe the various attributes of your nose. While doing so, you can ask yourself if your nose looks either too big or too small. Also, you’ll want to take note of its overall shape, as well as its positioning of the other features on your face. When you catch sight of your nose, does it look appealing? Is the tip of it either too sharp or not sharp enough?
Once you’ve answered each one of these questions, you’ll be able to identify what it is about your nose that just isn’t doing it for you. This knowledge will help you explain to your surgeon how you want your nose to look after your rhinoplasty surgery is complete. It’ll give him a better understanding of what changes you want to be made, and he’ll be able to tailor your rhinoplasty surgery accordingly. Thus, you can be confident that your requests will be carried out as closely as possible.
Show Pictures to Your Surgeon
There’s another way you can get your rhinoplasty operation tailored to meet your needs. For this, you should browse through photos of different celebrities. While doing this, you’ll want to be on the lookout for famous people with nice, attractive noses. You should acquire as many photos of them as you can. However, you’ll want to make sure that each one is clear and easy to see. Preferably, there should be ones that show the nose from several, different angles. Front shots and side shots are two examples. Also, you can try to get your hands on photos that capture both the top and the bottom angles of the nose.
When you meet with your surgeon, you’ll want to go out of your way to show him these. You can tell him that you want your nose to look exactly like the famous person’s nose. If you want a slight variation, however, you can use the image to help you explain where the tweaking needs to take place. Showing your surgeon pictures of the nose you want is a terrific way for him to be able to visualize the result ahead of time and put the necessary work into the procedure to make it happen.
Consider Combined Surgery
Did you know you can get several issues taken care of at once, by getting two different surgeries performed together? For instance, a septoplasty may be performed alongside a rhinoplasty. A septoplasty procedure will treat an irregular septum. You may have been born with one of these. Maybe you experienced a physical injury that created this problem for you. Either way, a deviated septum makes it more difficult to breathe properly. Septoplasty will correct this nuisance and enable you to breathe normally. Combining this one with rhinoplasty will give you the bonus of having your septum re-shaped, so you’ll no longer have to struggle to breathe.
Similarly, you can get sinus surgery and rhinoplasty performed together. The former treats symptoms associated with sinus problems. These could include a stuffy nose, excessive facial pressure, and thick, discolored mucus. By having both of these procedures done at once, you’ll receive the benefits of cosmetic plastic surgery, and your sinus problems will be resolved. This will save you some time in the long run, since you won’t have to go back to get one of them done.
When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery, you certainly have options. The operation will be tailored to meet your personal goals, and this can be accomplished in a few different ways. You’ve waited long enough, haven’t you? It’s time to get the nose you want, so you can start feeling confident about your looks.
Dr. Philip S. Schoenfeld is a plastic surgeon, who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. He’s double board certified in Otolaryngology. He performs rhinoplasty and other procedures in Chevy Chase, Maryland.