Does getting a nose job change your face?

Does getting a nose job change your face?

It’s one thing to dislike your nose, but it’s another thing entirely to change your nose. Fear that patients will not “look like themselves” following rhinoplasty treatments is a common source of hesitancy. You can fall asleep with one nose and wake up with another, which seems almost too fantastic to be true! What do you think people will think of your new nose? While this isn’t entirely accurate, especially given your recuperation time, the prospect of transforming your look can be frightening. If you’ve contemplated rhinoplasty, you may be wondering how the procedure will affect your entire appearance. Learn more about how rhinoplasty will affect your appearance and other facial traits.

What Will Rhinoplasty Change?

Rhinoplasty surgery focuses on both the cosmetic and functional features of the nose, however the great majority of patients seek it for solely aesthetic reasons. Even so, just because you don’t like your nose doesn’t mean you don’t like your other features, such as your eyes, cheeks, or lips. However, many rhinoplasty patients appear to have an entirely new appearance following surgery, so it’s tempting to assume that the operation affects more than just the nose.

Why Your Nose Has the Power to Change Everything

As previously said, many patients are perplexed as to why altering the nose may have such a significant effect on the surrounding nasal characteristics and even the entire appearance of the face. Consider that the nose is the most prominent feature of the human face, a single structure that stretches forward from the cheeks, forehead, and jaw to define and add dimension to the face. A nose can form and structure a profile from the side, setting the tone for how the rest of the facial features will fit together.

The Procedure for Rhinoplasty Surgery

The rhinoplasty operation can be conducted with either an open or a closed incision pattern. The incisions in a closed rhinoplasty are hidden inside the nostrils, leaving no apparent scars on the outside. Because the range of access is limited using this method, it is used less frequently. An extra incision is made between the nostrils on the bottom of the nose in an open rhinoplasty, enabling better access to the nasal tip, lower, and middle third sections of the nose. Depending on the modifications you want to make with your surgery, your facial plastic surgeon will take a different approach. During a one-on-one rhinoplasty consultation, discuss your issues and personal surgical goals with your surgeon to begin planning your treatment.


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