If you’ve ever taken a selfie and hated your nose because you think it looks big, you’re not alone. Selfies apparently make your nose look 30% larger, and if you think that your nose is already big, selfies aren’t going to help.
If you don’t like your nose, the good news is that you don’t have to live with it. Rhinoplasty is one option for changing the appearance of your nose. If you’re considering a nose job, read on to learn more about the process and what to look for in a rhinoplasty surgeon.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that reshapes your nose. There are many reasons why you might have a nose job, including:
- A deviated septum
- A broken nose that never healed properly
- A bump on the bridge of the nose
- A nose that doesn’t fit your face
- A nose that is too large
If you have low self-esteem or feel self-confident about your appearance because of your nose, a rhinoplasty can address most, if not all, of these issues. A good plastic surgeon can work with you to create a new nose that fits your face, repairs any damage, and gives you the confidence that you desire.
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Is It Worth It?
Only you can answer this question, but if you do not like your appearance, it might be worth every penny. The average rhinoplasty cost is around $5,300, plus anesthesia and operating room costs.
Because this is a cosmetic procedure in most cases, it is not covered by insurance. If you are having rhinoplasty for a medical purpose, your insurance company may cover the procedure.
The overall recovery is relatively easy, but you will have some bruising under your eyes for about 7-10 days and your nose will be swollen for some time (usually two to three weeks). The tip of the nose also takes longer to heal. If you have a big event coming up, you’ll want to make sure that your procedure is scheduled far enough in advance.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are ready to seriously consider a rhinoplasty, your first step should be to speak to a plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate. The best candidates include those:
- Whose bones have stopped growing (this usually happens during teen years)
- Who have realistic expectations of what their new nose will look like
- No existing medical conditions that would prevent you from having surgery
If this sounds like your situation, visit a plastic surgeon to learn more about the process and what your new nose could look like.
Ready for a Nose Job?
If you don’t like your nose, don’t suffer with it any longer. If you are a good candidate, take steps now to work with a rhinoplasty surgeon to plan your procedure.
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