Are you thinking about getting a nose job? If so, you'll face a big decision when it comes to choosing your doctor. Even a subtle change to your nose can change the entire appearance of your face. If you end up with the wrong surgeon, you could get a new nose that isn't exactly what you wanted. That could lead you to be unhappy with not just your nose, but also your entire appearance in general. Interview several surgeons before making your selection. Here are a few things to consider.
Do they specialize in nose jobs?
You wouldn't hire an electrician to do your plumbing work, so you probably also don't want to hire a breast augmentation specialist to do your nose job. Contrary to common opinion, not all plastic surgeons do all types of surgeries. Many specialize in just one particular body part. Most good surgeons will be upfront with you about whether a nose job is something they're experienced with. However, it's a good idea to ask and make sure that they have done a large number of rhinoplasty procedures. An experienced nose job surgeon will be able to tell you what's feasible, what isn't, and what the risks are.
Are they honest about the possible outcomes?
Rhinoplasty can be a very complicated procedure. You may just want a bump taken out of your nose, but your surgeon has to consider all of the ramifications of removing that little bump. It could change the entire shape of your nose or even make your nose unstable. The truth is that a surgeon can't just transform your nose into any shape you want. He or she will have to stick to a shape that maintains the nose's structural integrity.
Your surgeon should be clear with you about what is and is not possible. If your surgeon is telling you that they can give you any nose you want, that may be a red flag that they're not the surgeon for you.
Can they preview the nose for you?
You're probably anxious to know what your nose will look like after surgery. The old-fashioned way of doing this was with physical nose image cards that you would hold up to your face. Today, though, many surgeons have embraced 3D plastic surgery imaging. This technology allows the surgeon to create a computer image of your face with your new nose. That way you can see a picture of yourself post-surgery and get a more accurate preview of what you will look like. That should make you more comfortable in the procedure and help you pick the best new nose for you.
For more information, contact a plastic surgeon in your area. They can answer your questions and help you decide if you should go through with rhinoplasty.
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