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Physical beauty may be superficial, but it is now becoming a necessity rather than a natural gift or asset. Now, people who are not blessed with a symmetrical and straight nose can opt to undergo rhinoplasty. This is despite the fact that the procedure they are willing to undergo has side effects like swelling, nose job pain, numbness, and many more. What sounds more ridiculous is that those who already have a nice-looking nose would still want to enhance it just so they can have the perfect nose. Are the results of rhinoplasty worth all the nose job pain and swelling a patient would experience? Let us at AU Rhinoplasty Melbourne guide you in understanding this and more.


Rhinoplasty: Its scope and importance

When seeing someone for the first time, one would definitely notice how nice their smile is and how bright and friendly their eyes look. Only a few would notice the appearance of your nose unless it is really a dominant facial feature of yours. With that said, the location of the nose as well as its projection, size, and shape can greatly affect the entire facial profile. That is why most women (and men!) who undergo rhinoplasty surgery would complain that their face looks asymmetrical because of the flaws of their nose.

rhinoplasty scopeRhinoplasty surgery is a type of facial cosmetic surgery that modifies the appearance of the nose based on its size, shape, symmetry, and angle to complement the face. This type of cosmetic surgery procedure is different from the others in that it also is recommended by doctors and surgeons to address some medical problems related to breathing and respiration, like deviated septum and sleep apnoea. Thus, this procedure is not just for aesthetics alone, but also for functional correction of a physical defect caused by trauma, injury, or congenital abnormality.


Rhinoplasty types

Most surgeons classify rhinoplasty surgery into two types, but because this is the most popular and sought-after facial cosmetic surgery in the world, we are going to list down two more types considering the demand and need for them are also increasing as time passes.

Open rhinoplasty

This type of nose job surgery is considered the old or traditional procedure that created incision in and out of the nose to fully visualise the structures of the nose that needed alteration. Patients with more complicated modifications are expected to have this type. Expect a small scar formation located in between the nostrils near the base of the nose as there is an external incision located there during the surgical procedure.

Closed rhinoplasty

This is the upgraded version of the rhinoplasty surgery. Commonly known as the scarless rhinoplasty, this procedure has all its needed incisions and sutures inside the nose. No scars would be expected unless you are a keloid former which then makes you prone to have bumps and marks inside the nose. Inform your doctor about this so it would not cause any problem post-surgery.

Secondary or revision rhinoplasty

There are nasal conditions that surgeons deem would not be solved with just one surgery. This is where a secondary rhinoplasty is considered. If your condition would need additional surgery, your surgeon should discuss this with you even before the initial surgery so that the whole process is clear and your expectations would include that as part of the treatment plan. However, there is another kind of secondary rhinoplasty that is intended to correct a complication or dissatisfaction from the initial surgery. This is what surgeons would call a revision rhinoplasty. Discuss this with your surgeon so that he can explain to you his plan on how to prevent the need to have this unwanted and unplanned secondary surgery.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty

nonsurgical rhinoplastyIs the surgery talk making you scared of the nose job pain and cost that you are going to face? Are you still undecided if you are willing to undergo such invasive procedures and get a permanent change to your nose? Well, if you are still in doubt, you may want to try injection or liquid rhinoplasty. This is a nonsurgical rhinoplasty that uses dermal fillers injected to the nose to alter its shape, size, and profile. Your rhinoplasty surgeon strategically places fillers to make the nose look straighter, bigger or smaller, and angular without the bloody incisions and sutures from surgery. The results may only be temporary, but the cost and the no-downtime post-procedure effects are worth considering.


Nose job pain: Is it worth it?

One of the reasons why people would hesitate undergoing rhinoplasty surgery in spite of the need and the valid reasons that they have is the fact that after the surgery, nose job pain is inevitable. Who would want to feel pain, right? And because this is still a major surgery, once the anaesthesia effects subside, it is really possible for a patient to feel discomfort and tenderness. However, a reliable rhinoplasty surgeon would comfort you with the advice that post-surgical pain medications are going to be prescribed to help alleviate any tenderness or nose job pain that you may feel after the procedure.

Contact your trusted rhinoplasty specialist and discuss with him all your concerns and preferences so he can advise and recommend what needs to be done for you to achieve your desired look. With this, you can bid farewell to your broken, crooked, asymmetrical nose, and say hello to a straight and more defined beautiful nose that compliments your bright eyes and radiant smile!