I Need A Nose Job
Front and center, and in some cases far from center, on everybody's face you will find a nose. They come in myriad shapes and sizes and for some people, the shape and size just isn't working for them. Today changing the appearance of a nose is no problem at all. Rhinoplasty - or a nose job - is the surgery performed to reshape or reform a person's nose and in turn, redesign their face.
Form and Function
While most rhinoplasties are done for cosmetic purposes, to improve or change looks, it can also include procedures to enhance function. A procedure called setoplasty is done to address breathing problems which are caused by blockage of some sort. This surgery reshapes the septum, the wall of bone and cartilage found between the nostrils. A crooked septum can result in breathing problems as well as a crooked nose, so the surgery covers both medical and cosmetic aspects. Reconstructive rhinoplasty may also be necessary in the case of a trauma to the nose, a birth defect or disease.
A tiplasty is exactly what its name implies, the reshaping of the tip of the nose and this surgery only involves the cartilage. Rhinoplasty, septoplasty and tiplasty can all be performed at the same time should all three procedures be necessary. In 2006 there were more than 300,000 rhinoplasty surgeries in the US which backs up the claim that having a nose job is a popular thing.
What The Doctor Does
The nose is quite a complex structure which consists of bone and cartilage and is lined with mucosa - a membrane of the same nature as that which is found in the mouth. The tip and the lower part of the nose consist of flexible and rubbery cartilage and the rest of the nose is bone. The most common place for an unattractive lump or bump is at the joining point of the cartilage and bone. When rhinoplasty is performed, the doctor may actually break the bones of the nose and reshape the cartilage.
The net effect of a nose job is amazing. The impact upon self esteem and self confidence has been noted in psychological studies time and again. While external cosmetic surgery can change and improve the physical appearance, it cannot correct serious emotional or mental problems. During a bout of depression or being in an emotionally fragile state is not the time to have cosmetic surgery. Deal with the inside issues first, then proceed with the outside.
Take Your Time
Various Ethnic groups have specific structural propensities and therefore a good surgeon who understands your specific needs is a must. Discuss the details of the results you want to achieve in great detail with your surgeon before the surgery. Look at before and after pictures and decide on a reshaping that will enhance your facial features, achieving harmony with your other attributes.