The decision to have plastic surgery is a huge one. There are no guarantees as to eventual outcome, as with any type of medical procedure. Plastic surgery is a serious undertaking and one that shouldn’t be undertaken without serious consideration.
Rhinoplasty is one of the more common plastic surgeries performed. When performed by a competent plastic surgeon any complications are usually minor or non existant and most patients are happy with the results.
Rhinoplasty is a procedure used to reshape the nose. It can make a narrow nose wider, a wide nose narrower, change the tip, remove a hump, change the projection and in some cases rhinoplasty can help patients who experience problems breathing.
Don’t go in thinking that just because you ask for Jennifer Aniston’s nose that you’ll end up looking like her – that just doesn’t work. Each of us has a unique face and her nose may really not work for your face. Be realistic when you talk to your plastic surgeon. Don’t expect perfection – perfection means something different to each person. Do expect improvements within reason.
The most important thing to do after you have decided to undertake any type of plastic surgery operation is to choose a plastic surgeon. You can get recommendations from friends or family. Sometimes your primary care physician will be able to recommend a good plastic surgeon in your area. You will want to make sure that your plastic surgeon has a very good reputation and is properly licensed. Ask if your plastic surgeon belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and if he or she is board certified. Of course each plastic surgery office has their book of pictures – of successful surgeries and happy patients. Ask to speak to some of his patients directly about their experiences with the plastic surgeon and his staff.
Also you should make sure that you get at least two opinions. Use your gut also. How did the doctor react to your questions? Did he take time to completely answer all of your questions or did he/she rush you through? Has he thoroughly discussed all potential risks associated with rhinoplasty? Did he also thoroughly describe what you can expect before, during and after the operation to your satisfaction?
There is a lot of information on the internet regarding rhinoplasty. Take your time and educate yourself before you consider rhinoplasty or any other type of surgery.