Noses come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s not uncommon to feel like your nose isn’t a good “fit” for your face. In fact, nose dissatisfaction is so common that rhinoplasty was the #2 most popular cosmetic surgery in 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Rhinoplasty (sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job”) is not performed simply for aesthetic reasons, however. A rhinoplasty can also be instrumental in improving breathing function by correcting structural problems within the nose.
It’s no wonder rhinoplasty is so popular—in the hands of a skilled facial plastic or cosmetic surgeon, you can experience an improvement in your quality of life as well as increased satisfaction every time you look in a mirror.
Is Rhinoplasty for You?
You may want to consider a rhinoplasty if you are dissatisfied with the look of your nose and desire to have it refined, or suffer from breathing problems caused by a deviated septum or enlarged nasal turbinates (air filters located inside your nose that can obstruct breathing when chronically swollen).
Rhinoplasty is an option for you if you are a non-smoker in good overall health, between the ages of 18 and 65.
Choosing a Surgeon
Thanks to advances in cosmetic and facial plastic surgery, a rhinoplasty now requires less downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities within a week. And, because packing the nose afterward is rarely required, recovering from the procedure is much more comfortable for the patient and swelling, bleeding and bruising are reduced.
Finding the correct Rhinoplasty surgeon is vital to the success of your procedure. Because the nose is so prominent a feature, you want to ensure you achieve the best results. You are more likely to achieve the outcome you desire by choosing a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who performs this procedure routinely. Finding a surgeon who will thoroughly discuss your expectations and provide honest feedback is also important.
Dr. Carey Nease is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an award-winning surgeon who has performed more than 6,000 cosmetic surgical procedures, including more than 600 rhinoplasty procedures over the last 10 years.
Dr. Nease is an avid listener and committed to delivering outstanding results. He will work closely with you to determine the best course to achieve your desired outcome.
To schedule a free, personal consultation with Dr. Nease, please contact Southern Surgical Arts at 423.266.3331.