Though rhinoplasty surgery was once considered a cosmetic art reserved for celebrities, nose jobs are now commonly performed among the general population. The American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (http://www.aafprs.org) has begun referring to the surgery’s surge in popularity as “rhino-popularity.” According to the webpage designed to cater to patients’ needs, as well as the compilation of the “2013 Rhino-Popularity Report,” (http://www.aafprs.org/for-patients), half a million potential patients attended consultations for aesthetic nose revisions.
Because of the recent hype surrounding rhinoplasty procedures, not to mention its placement as one of the top three facial cosmetic surgeries performed in this country, innovations have arisen. Dr. Rubinstein performs specialty versions of the surgery. The nose can now be altered according to one’s ethnicity, non-surgically, and even following one or more nose surgeries that have not yielded desirable results.
A well-informed patient can make the best decisions for his or her treatment. Rhinoplasty is not a simple procedure. A skilled facial plastic surgeon such as renowned New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Rubinstein is best suited for the intricate work involved. He and other members of The American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) have undergone extensive instruction and guidance on how to work with nasal anatomy.
According to some plastic surgeons, rhinoplasty creates the greatest impact on a person’s looks. The nose is located in the center of the most noticed feature of a person – the face. Even miniscule changes can dramatically improve a rhinoplasty patient’s looks and balance the facial features as a whole.
Nose surgeries are not just common among the female population as males undergo the procedure more frequently than any other. The different sexes often make different requests for their final result, however. Men tend to favor nasal hump reduction and a strong side profile that may become more proportionate through a chin implant or fat injections; women are more concerned with delicate changes and a refined tip.
The increased interest in rhinoplasty surgery also encompasses various age groups. Teenage patients may receive a nose job as a graduation gift. Keep in mind that this surgery should only be performed at an age a facial plastic surgeon deems is acceptable based on a person’s anatomy.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under twilight or general anesthesia, and can take up to three hours to complete. With the various changes that can be created within the nose, there are measures taken to ensure the new form retains its shape. A cast may be applied post-operatively, and nasal packing is still used in some cases. Stitches that hold the delicate tissues together may or may not require removal, depending on if a naturally-dissolving suture is used. It can take up to fourteen days for a person to look and feel well enough to return to work, and the nose will continue to evolve into its forever form up to a year and-a-half after surgery.