What To Expect From A Rhinoplasty

If you feel as though you have a reason to benefit from a rhinoplasty, then you should consult with a licensed, reputed and certified plastic surgeon for their professional opinion before taking any decisions. Nevertheless, by the time you are done reading this post, you will have a pretty good idea regarding what to expect from a rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty is a corrective surgery which greatly improves facial symmetry and, when done right, it can make people look and feel more aesthetic than before. If your current nasal structure, or just a portion of the nose makes you feel conscious in public places, then you are an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty. In such instances, rhinoplasty can improve confidence significantly, helping individuals take life affirming decisions with greater confidence than they may have thought possible before the surgery.


For many, improved nasal features and facial symmetry can make them feel like a burden has been lifted from their lives, bringing forth a sense of relief and euphoria. However, the relief we are discussing here is of a more medical nature. Excess nasal bone growth, nose bridge bumps, a flat nose, and a deviated septum are all disorders with far reaching side-effects. These are closely associated with breathing problems, halitosis, tooth decay, gum disease, frequent respiratory infections and more. This takes place because these abnormalities have a high chance of partially or heavily blocking the nasal cavity, leaving patients with only the option to breathe through their mouth, especially when they are sleeping at night. The mouth is not equipped to condition and filter air like the nose is. Consequently, patients are often able to breathe with relief following a successful rhinoplasty.


Rhinoplasty can help us lessen the impact of almost any type of congenital or acquired nasal abnormalities such as a bulbous tip, flat nose, broken/crooked nose, bumpy nose bridge and scooped nose bridge to name a few. The aforementioned confidence originates primarily (although not exclusively) from the fact that the person actually feels more aesthetically pleasing and appealing than before. We are human beings, and wishing to look more appealing by correcting a literal “on the nose” facial symmetry issue is only natural.

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Side Effects

The columella scar should disappear without a trace in a matter of weeks from the date of the operation. An expert hand usually does not leave a clear scar behind, but in case it does not disappear, try topical solutions containing Retinol to fade the scar in a few months’ time. Another possible side effect includes the formation of brand-new irregularities in the nasal structure, although some post-operative molding can easily help the bones to readjust properly. If your doctor is any good, they will ensure that the airway is not made so small that it starts interfering with your breathing. However, that is a risk to consider.

After you consult with a reliable plastic surgeon and they are done with their tests and measurements, it is likely that they will be able to show you a simulated version of what your nose and face would look like post-surgery. You should only go through with the decision if you like what you see.

There is a chance that the simulated pictures might not be exactly replicated in the way you look post-surgery, but it will still be in the same ballpark. The bottom-line is that you should not expect a miracle, but as far as everything else is concerned, rhinoplasties can indeed be extremely effective as a form of corrective surgery for nose-related disorders and disfigurements.

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