Common Misconceptions About Rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure for enhancing the appearance of the nose and balancing the face. However, with common procedures comes a fair share of myths and misunderstandings, leading some to believe they may not be right for it. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about rhinoplasty and set the record straight.

#1: Rhinoplasty Is an Aesthetic Procedure Only

While rhinoplasty has its cosmetic benefits, it can also help to improve function. Whether due to an injury or congenital abnormality, some struggle with breathing difficulties caused by structural issues with their nose. A rhinoplasty can help open up the nostrils and allow you to breathe more easily.

#2: A Rhinoplasty Can Give You Any Nose Shape

If you have had feelings of insecurity due to your nose in the past, you may have imagined the type of nose you’d prefer. However, when you opt for a rhinoplasty, your doctor will discuss your concerns and goals and recommend the proper shape that suits you. It’s important to consider the shape of your face and your other features to ensure the shape of your nose fits your overall appearance. A skilled surgeon like board-certified Trenton C. Jones, MD, can balance your aesthetic goals and what best suits you.

#3: Rhinoplasty Is Painful

Rhinoplasty is completed under general or local anesthesia, ensuring you feel comfortable and pain-free during your procedure. Following your rhinoplasty, you may experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which is common with most cosmetic surgeries. However, your surgeon will be sure to provide recommendations to minimize discomfort and prescribe a pain reliever if needed.

#4: There Will Be Noticeable Scarring

Rhinoplasty has two main methods for conducting the procedure: open and closed rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty involves an incision at the bottom of the nose, between the two nostrils, known as the septum. Due to its location, any scarring will be minimal and discrete. With closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils so that any scarring will be hidden within the nose.

Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation

If you’re interested in rhinoplasty, it’s important to choose a skilled, experienced surgeon to perform your procedure. Dr. Trenton Jones, a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center, has over 25 years of experience conducting successful rhinoplasty procedures and providing beautiful results. Schedule a consultation today at 801-418-8172.

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