Changes to the nose can have a significant impact on one’s overall self-image. Because of its conspicuous position on the face, the nose can draw an inordinate amount of attention. Many people are dissatisfied with the natural size and/or shape of their nose, and fortunately, plastic surgery has a solution. Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a “nose job,” is one of the most common and effective plastic surgery techniques that we perform at Atlanta Plastic Surgery.
Rhinoplasty is far more effective than it once was. Because so many people have always been interested in this procedure, it has developed significantly over the years. Whether you’re considering rhinoplasty for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, you can likely get the results you desire—so long as you set realistic expectations for your surgery. While there’s no such thing as a perfect nose, much can be done to make a patient’s nose more closely match their aesthetic preferences. When you come in for your consultation at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, your surgeon will discuss the possibilities of your surgery and help you establish reasonable expectations.
There are many things, aesthetic and medical, that rhinoplasty can address. A common request from rhinoplasty patients is that we shorten or narrow their nose, and procedures that involve a reduction in size can be very effective. If it’s just one aspect of the nose that needs to be altered in this way (the tip or the nostrils, for instance), we also have extremely effective techniques for targeting specific areas. Often, making one small adjustment of this kind can give balance to the nose and, in turn, restore symmetry to the entire face.
Size isn’t the only thing we can effectively adjust with nose surgery. Many people naturally have a prominent bump on the bridge of their nose, an imperfection that can be readily smoothed out with plastic surgery. We can also smooth or straighten out a crooked nose, whether it’s been made that way by genetics or injury. Some people even use rhinoplasty to help them breathe better—the nose can be surgically adjusted to clear blocked up nasal passages.
The category of people who are good candidates for rhinoplasty is a broad one. Rhinoplasty can be beneficial for patients of almost any age, as long as their nose is physically developed (usually by age 14 for girls and age 16 for boys). While many teenagers express interest in and often undergo cosmetic nose surgery, we always take special care to ensure that underage patients and their parents fully understand the commitment that plastic surgery entails.
At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we have several experienced, expert plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of all kinds. If you’re interested in any of the plastic-surgery procedures we offer, please contact one of our Atlanta Plastic Surgery locations to schedule a consultation today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.