As the central feature of the face, your nose plays an enormous role in how others perceive you. While some folks are born with a perfect button nose and a fully functioning septum, others are not as lucky. When genetics, injury, or other factors leave you feeling dissatisfied with the aesthetic and respiratory function of your nose, plastic surgery may solve your concerns. In 2020, over 300,000 patients sought nose jobs (rhinoplasty) in the United States. Each year, a growing number of patients choose to undergo nose job surgery for medical and aesthetic reasons, such as disliking nose shape to correcting nasal structures for easier breathing. Having successfully performed countless rhinoplasty procedures for patients throughout northern New Jersey, Dr. Sanjay Lalla has the answers to your frequent questions. If you are entertaining the thought of a nose job but unsure if you want to proceed, consider these factors before scheduling your initial consultation.
Key Reasons to Consider a Nose Job
Your nose shape might have changed due to a recent injury or accident, causing further emotional distress as a reminder of that injury. Luckily, a nose job can correct a nose shape or nose features that invoke unhappiness and insecurity. When a misshaped nose prevents you from fully enjoying everyday life, you will want to speak with a top board-certified plastic surgeon who can transform your nose. If you are still on the fence about pursuing rhinoplasty, consider the top aesthetic reasons for patients requesting rhinoplasty surgery:
- Reshape a crooked nose
- Remove a bump from the top of the nose
- Reduce oversized nose
- Correct an asymmetrical nose
- Modify the curved-down tip of the nose
- Fix uneven nostril sizes
Should I Consider a Nose Job for Medical Reasons?
A nose job does more than fix appearance flaws. Some people have a deviated septum or other medical issues that affect their breathing. A rhinoplasty can correct that internal condition, letting you breathe more easily after your surgery. The following are medical reasons patients seek rhinoplasty surgery:
- Correct nose structure from a deviated septum
- Correct deformities caused by accidents, injuries, or genetics
- Correct cleft palates
- Remove nasal polyps or masses
- Reduce inflammation from chronic allergies
- Reduce the effects of sleep apnea or snoring
Nose function is as important as form, if not more so, for your improved lifestyle and comfort in the future. If you want to correct your nose structure or relieve any breathing issues, talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if rhinoplasty is right for you.
Important Factors to Consider Before Rhinoplasty Surgery
If you are interested in a nose job to fix your nose shape, size, or features, be sure to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon. Do your research to ensure your plastic surgeon has the necessary expertise and credentials to safely perform the procedure. As with any surgery, there are risks associated with the rhinoplasty procedure:
- Risk of infection
- Anesthesia risks
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain, numbness, and skin sensations
- Scarring or poor wound healing
- Swelling and skin discoloration
- Nasal septal perforation
- Unsatisfactory appearance
- Possibility of revisional surgery
Although you will notice the improvements the surgeon made during the procedure after the initial swelling and bruising disappear, you may still notice swelling for up to a year after the procedure. While it is helpful to have an idea of what you want your nose to look like, be sure to keep an open mind. Every person is different, and while celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Jessica Alba boast the cute button nose you desire, their nose structures may not perfectly suit your facial features. Your surgeon will explain the best techniques, structure, and results that will work best based on your facial structure and goals.
Boost Your Confidence with a Nose Job
Are you ready to finally get the nose of your dreams? Rhinoplasty results are permanent, and you will enjoy your beautiful new nose for a lifetime. Dr. Sanjay Lalla has over three decades of experience performing rhinoplasties as a board-certified plastic surgeon. Discover how Personal Plastic Surgery will boost your confidence with nose job surgery. Dial (973) 324-9455 to book your consultation at our West Orange office today!