Imagine being in your seventies or eighties. You are in great health; you live an active lifestyle and enjoy a wonderful quality of life. You wake up one morning and stretch—you feel energized and ready to tackle your day. But when you go look in your bathroom mirror, you’re staring at a reflection of someone who looks much older than what you feel. The signs of your age—perhaps sagging skin, wrinkles and sunspots—don’t really reflect how healthy and young you feel on the inside.
Thousands of people undergo surgical rhinoplasty—commonly referred to as a nose job—each year. And an even larger group of people consider undergoing surgery for a nose job, but may decide to pass for a variety of reasons, perhaps cost, fear of recovery. Yet, rhinoplasty is on the rise — there was a 10% increase in the surgery alone in 2013 — and this trend is expected to continue as more people of all ages become aware of the effects of aging and want to put their best and most confident face forward.
Your nose is your most prominent feature, so making any changes to it should be done with extreme care and caution. Rhinoplasty, a nasal surgery that can alter the form and/or function of your nose, has been one of the top-requested procedures for many years now.
Yet, even with so many rhinoplasty patients raving about their life-changing results year after year, there are still those skeptics who believe the negative myths circulating about rhinoplasty. For those would-be patients who have been misinformed, these truths and facts about rhinoplasty should set the record straight once and for all.