A rhinoplasty helps alter the size and shape of the nose. Debunking common myths about rhinoplasty can help you make a more informed decision about getting one. Here are some of the most common myths associated with rhinoplasties.
They Aren’t That Popular
Rhinoplasties are among some of the most popular surgeries performed worldwide. In fact, over 200,000 procedures were performed in the United States alone in 2018, with data suggesting that number to increase.
Rhinoplasty Is Only a Cosmetic Procedure
Did you know that rhinoplasties have tremendous functional applications as well? They can correct defects from injuries, such as misshapen noses. A rhinoplasty can also affect issues with breathing due to narrow or collapsed nasal passages.
Often, individuals can find significant relief for those suffering from severe issues such as deviated septums. To determine if you can benefit from a rhinoplasty for your nasal problems, speak to your doctor.
The Procedure Is Never Covered by Insurance
As rhinoplasties can potentially address urgent physical impairments, there are instances in which your insurance provider can cover them. Make sure you speak with your insurance and a doctor to understand what benefit you may receive after undergoing a rhinoplasty.
You Can Get One at Any Age
According to some researchers, your nose continues to grow until you are 12 for females and 15 for males.. Waiting for a rhinoplasty until your facial growth ceases is generally recommended. Undergoing a rhinoplasty while growth is still occurring can alter your results.
Work with a trained specialist to know if you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty.
Any Doctor Can Give You Proper Results
Performing a proper rhinoplasty and achieving the best possible results requires not just a medical degree but someone who has received extensive and specific training in plastic surgery.
Dr. Kelly Kunkel is not only board-certified, meaning he has received extensive training and education on top of his medical degree but his ability has been well-recognized by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has also been recognized as a ‘Top Doc’ by the Fort Worth Texas Magazine 22 times and a ‘Texas Super Doctor’ 18 times by the Texas Monthly Magazine.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, contact the office of Dr. Kunkel, located in Fort Worth, TX, to discuss your options. Call 817-335-5200 today.