What happen to my cute button nose?

Every baby comes into the world with a cute button nose. You also had a cute one before your adolescence stage hit. While adolescence makes many favours to your figure and gives you that grown-up look. It may affect some of your facial assets, too. If you are currently not feeling happy and confident about your nose, it must have grown to its full size and left the rest of your face to struggle to keep up.

Also, you may consider your nose as a family heritage, believe that it is actually adding your uniqueness, and you are totally right about it. Your family members most probably have the similar type of noses and some of them might be totally okay with it. But, if you are struggling with your low self-esteem, your unique but attention seeking nose is not letting you socialize as you wished for and your beautiful eyes, cheekbones and smile is always being shadowed by distinctive appearance of your nose, you can always think a nose job operation as an option to solve your problems.

What does a new nose can change in my life?

Making a decision about a cosmetic surgery is not easy. Yes, your inner voice is telling you that you can be confident in any form or look and your family members are telling you, you are beautiful anyway. But, you are still struggling to accept your distinctive nose. Because, you might have been picked on, bullied and left out by some mean and immature people in your social life. And that could make a huge difference in your accepting and be loving your nose.

In that case, you might look at your emotional state and try to measure what a nose job can change in your life. If these changes can help you to live a more positive life with a positive attitude, it could definitely be worthy.

First of all, this is your face, the whole thing is your decision and besides ‘why’ questions you can also say ‘why not’.  Will your new nose change your character? Is it going to hurt anyone other than you physically or economically? Is the stress of your outlook affecting your life, career and your behaviour? Then, why not? Your new nose will not change your life abilities, beliefs or personality. It is not going to affect your level of education, knowledge or experiences, your friends will be your friends and family will love you anyways.  A well-operated nose surgery can actually improve appearance and proportion of your nose to enhance your facial harmony besides helping you to cope with self-confidence issues.

What You Should Know About Nose Job Operations

Nose Job, also known as ‘Rhinoplasty’ is a surgical operation that aims to reshape, resizing or repositioning of the nasal features of a person for different purposes. In many cases, the purpose of the nose job is related with aesthetic. But, in some cases, it is a necessary operation to fix nasal structure that makes it difficult to breathe clearly.

It is also one of the most common and popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Since the nose is an important asset of a human face, an uneven or distracting feature of a nose can affect a person’s appearance and self-esteem dramatically.

Am I too Young or too Old for a Nose Job?

In most cases, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) is carried out on people whose facial features have matured.  So that it is generally not performed on minors who are less than 15 years of age. (Unless there is a special need other than for physiological reasons.). If your facial structure has settled and your adolescent stage is over you are not too young or too old for a nose job operation.

What a Nose Surgery can do

If you are considering undergoing a nose job surgery, understanding the before and after processes of the nose, the operation could be helpful in order to assess a realistic outcome. Also having clear expectations and comprehending what Rhinoplasty can do, would make the entire process easy and manageable.

The most common revisions of the nose job operations are:

  • Reshaping tip of the nose
  • Re-sculpting bridge of the nose
  • Reducing the size of wide nostrils
  • Corrections of the uneven look or angle between nose and lip

What Nose Job Operation won’t do

A nose surgery ca n’t guarantee that it will be able to enhance your appearance to the expected extent.  Sometimes, corrective surgery might be necessary when a person’s nose won’t set, heal or look as anticipated. If you can discuss all the details regarding before and after procedures of your nose surgery with your plastic surgeon beforehand, it can increase your chances of having a successful rhinoplasty operation, with the look and outcome you want to achieve.

Even though a successful nose job might give your self-confidence a boost, you should also know that rhinoplasty can’t miraculously change your life. If you’re planning on undergoing the operation to get a better job or a better social life, you need to accept that a nose operation may not be able to solve all these problems, if it is not the only obstacle on your way.

The Operation: What Happens during the Nose Job Operation?

Rhinoplasty usually takes about 1 or 2 hours, under general anesthesia. Incisions may depend on the aspect that will be corrected. It can be made as close surgery which leaves no scars or with open rhinoplasty which requires a small incision between the nostrils as well as some incisions within the nose.

Recovery – What to expect

When the nose surgery is over, a splint or plaster will be applied to your nose in order to stabilize its final shape. This is generally removed in about a week following the surgery. You may also need to have nasal packs inside the nostrils to support the septum and reduce swelling and bleeding. Besides, you would be advised to keep your head elevated while resting and sleeping. You may also need to take regular pain-relieving medication after the anesthetic starts wearing off. As with all cosmetic surgeries and operations, you will need to be patient while going through the moments of discomfort. Try to be kind to yourself, take time to recover and don’t forget to follow your doctors’ post-operative care instructions fully.

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