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What Is Rhinoplasty And Is It Right For Me?

May 15, 2017 | 2 minute read

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery performed today. Most people know rhinoplasty as a nose job. However, as informed as people are about rhinoplasty, there are a lot of things about the procedure they don’t know and might not expect.

First, rhinoplasty is not designed to give you the perfect nose. This is because there is no such thing as a perfect nose. Rhinoplasty can improve the look of your nose, fix its shape and change your profile. It can make your nose go from looking crooked to making it looking straight in a way that complements the rest of your face.

Rhinoplasty will not change the way your face is shaped. Instead, it is designed to accent or to improve the shape of your face. Many people find this preferable to actually changing the shape of their face.

Nose surgery can involve either local or general anesthesia depending on the extent of the procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Yarish, he will help you learn exactly what to expect with your particular procedure.

Rhinoplasty, even when done for cosmetic reasons, is not purely a cosmetic procedure. This is because you are changing the underlying structures of your nose. Your nose does play a large role in the way that you look, but its primary job is to allow you to breathe. Those with conditions such as a deviated septum are often pleasantly surprised to find that their breathing ability has improved after undergoing nose surgery.

These above-mentioned facts underscore the importance of learning as much about the rhinoplasty procedure as you can. If you are a good candidate for it, it can drastically improve your appearance and your well-being. It can make subtle improvements in your face that will have a dramatic and positive impact on the way you feel about yourself.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed over 1000 nose job procedures, Dr. Yarish at Town and Country Plastic Surgeons is an expert in rhinoplasty. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at either of our locations in Houston or Lake Jackson to find out if this procedure is right for you.