Are you considering a rhinoplasty but afraid the results won’t look natural? While you can find pictures of botched nose jobs online, it is far more likely to have a rhinoplasty that meets your cosmetic desires. However, there are ways to avoid the small percentage of patients that are unhappy with their nose jobs.
Below are five tips to get a natural-looking nose job.
1. Are You an Ideal Patient For Rhinoplasty?
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, the first thing you should do is determine if the procedure is right for you. While this may seem simple – you’ll benefit from rhinoplasty if you’re unhappy with your nose and want to correct it – there is far more that goes into this step.
Nose jobs are ideal adults who are physically healthy, don’t smoke, and are capable of following aftercare instructions. If you have the following health issues, talk to your plastic surgeon about whether a nose job is safe for you.
- Lung disease
- Heart disease
- Bleeding disorders
If you don’t have any of the above health concerns, you don’t smoke and you can handle aftercare, you may qualify for rhinoplasty. By first identifying your status, it ensures that you won’t have unexpected complications.
2. Identify Your Cosmetic Goals
The next tip for a natural-looking nose job is to identify your cosmetic goals. Rhinoplasty is a specific cosmetic procedure that can only treat specific nose shapes. These nose conditions include a bulbous tip, wide nose, dorsal hump, and crooked bridge. While a nose job can correct unwanted appearances and alter the structure of your nose, there are limitations. It’s best to identify what you want out of your procedure first so you know the reasonable results that your rhinoplasty can produce.
Once you determine your cosmetic desires, the next step is communicating this clearly with your plastic surgeon. This ensures that your doctor treats what you want. By being on the same page, you won’t have any surprises after your cosmetic procedure.
3. Research the Best Rhinoplasty Procedure
There are different rhinoplasty procedures to meet different cosmetic desires. It’s important to understand the general practices that go into correcting your unique nose shape. For dorsal humps, a plastic surgeon typically sands the bone or breaks the nose to reshape it. A bulbous tip rhinoplasty often involves removing cartilage to alter your nose’s appearance. In comparison, a crooked nose rhinoplasty often involves adding cartilage and bone to straighten the bridge.
Once you identify the typical approach to correcting your nose shape, you can discuss this with your plastic surgeon. This is key to the next step – finding a qualified surgeon. If you discuss your research with the surgeon and they aren’t familiar with different rhinoplasty procedures, it’s a good sign you should go somewhere else.
4. Find a Qualified Plastic Surgeon
Not all plastic surgeons are the same, so it’s essential to find a qualified one. It’s often due to the inexperience of plastic surgeons that results in botched rhinoplasty procedures. To sort through your options, you should conduct research to determine the experience of each surgeon. Read their client reviews, learn about their education and practice.
A consultation should follow this research. During this meeting, be sure to ask questions that will help you determine if they have expertise in nose jobs. A good plastic surgeon is double-board certified and willing to customize your procedure to meet your exact needs.
5. Follow Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions
While your rhinoplasty results rely on the experience of your plastic surgeon, if you don’t follow pre and post-op instructions, you could negatively impact your nose job.
Before your nose job, you should avoid anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements, hydrate, take vitamin C supplements, and get enough sleep. This will help your surgery and recovery go smoothly.
After your rhinoplasty, it’s important to rest with your head elevated, avoid strenuous activities, avoid blowing your nose or smoking, and take baths instead of showers. If you bump your nose, you could move broken and healing bone and cartilage. This means that you can negatively impact the natural results of your successful rhinoplasty procedure.
Is Rhinoplasty Worth It?
While these may seem like a lot of steps to follow for a natural-looking nose job, the effort is worth it for the results. If you are unhappy with how your nose looks, a rhinoplasty can create a balance between your nose and face and improve your overall appearance. With these cosmetic improvements, you will have increased confidence in your beauty that you can’t get from home remedies or other cosmetic products.
If you want a natural-looking nose job from a double-board certified plastic surgeon, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Dominic Castellano by calling 813-359-1267.