A nose is just a nose to some, but it is the centerpiece of our face, after all. Patients who are unhappy with the appearance and design of their noses can have plastic surgery to modify and refine shape and size. Nose surgery, otherwise known as rhinoplasty or a “nose job” can dramatically improve the nose and the self-confidence of patients who elect to have this procedure.
Rhinoplasty and nose surgery employ different techniques and prosthetic implants to achieve desired outcomes, shapes and sizes. The two most popular implants used for “nose job” procedures are: Medpor and Gore-Tex. Research indicates that these artificial implants can lead to infection. in a study, Medpor was more likely to cause infection than Gore-Tex.
OUCH!!!! You’ve broken your nose. Quick, grab some tissue, a steak and head for the ER or doctor – to reduce your chances of looking like a boxer or former hockey player. Once there, they can check you out. In some cases, your nose can be set on the spot. If that is not the case, you may be looking at nose surgery. If you were considering a nose job before this happened…it might be the time to have a few modifications done, while it is being repaired.
Rhinoplasty was one of the first, and is still, one of the most socially-acceptable procedures in plastic surgery. At least most of the world is comfortable with it. Apparently it is taboo in certain regions. Newly elected Egyptian legislator, Anwar al-Bikimy was expelled and forced to tender his resignation after leaders of his political party, al-Nour, found that the bandages on his face were not the result of a beating by gunmen, as they had been told; but, were after-care for a nose job. It is hard to imagine a place where having plastic surgery could cost you your job. Luckily, we have no such societal restraints in our country. Having nose surgery is OUR choice, and it should be! Our sympathy goes out to Anwar al-Bikimy. We hope his new nose looks fantastic!
Prospective nose job patients have many celebrities they mention when visiting their Otolaryngologist for a rhinoplasty consultation. To be sure, however, there are many stars and examples that are the antithesis of what is surgically suitable and deemed attractive. The most important factor, when considering a nose job is finding a qualified surgeon who will shape and refine your nose to suit your face and features.
There are many things to consider before having a plastic surgery procedure, especially the costs. Nose job surgeries, otherwise known as rhinoplasty procedures, can be expensive, and the costs can vary for many reasons. In addition, depending on whether it is medically necessary or cosmetic may also dictate insurance coverage versus paying out-of-pocket.
There are many changes for new moms, especially taking care of a new born child, which is a top-priority. But for many mommies, getting their bodies back to normal after child-birth can be a real challenge. Mommy Makeovers can include: liposuction, tummy tuck and breast surgery, and they are a solution to help moms get their bodies back after children.