Three things to consider about rhinoplasty



Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job”, is a popular plastic surgery procedure that can have very positive effects on a person’s life. The modifications made to refine the shape and size of the nose are meant to enhance the harmony of a person’s facial features.  To achieve a great outcome, it is important for there to be clear communication between the patient and surgeon.  Here are a few things to know about rhinoplasty surgery.

  • There is no perfect nose.   A nose looks “perfect” because of how it aligns with other facial features, not because of its size and shape alone. Most noses have some imperfections and asymmetries. The objective of rhinoplasty surgery is to create a nose with size and shape that fit well with the person’s unique face as a whole.
  • It takes a while to adjust to your new look.  The nose is pretty swollen and bruised for a three or four weeks after surgery. The skin around the eyes may also bruise and swell. Over time you see many things that you like, and sometimes there may be a couple things you don’t like.  It’s kind of like asking someone to paint a picture of you.  You’d probably like almost everything you see, but there may be things you hoped would look a little different.  Your nose will never look like someone else’s nose, nor should it.
  • It’s possible that other people may not notice or comment on the incredible new nose you have. If you’re thinking of having rhinoplasty, it’s likely that you are very aware of the things you don’t like about your nose. Other people may not even notice those imperfections.  As a consequence, when you have a refined, shapely nose that fits your face, you might feel mildly let down if others don’t comment on the change in your appearance.  Don’t undergo a rhinoplasty to try to impress someone else.  Do it for you.  Do it to enhance your self-confidence and self-image.

Dr. Kunkel has completed plastic surgical training in the United States and abroad. He has been serving patients in the Fort Worth area since 1994 and continues to prioritize clear communication so patients understand what can and cannot be achieved with procedures like rhinoplasty. To learn more about this procedure, schedule a consultation by calling (817) 335-5200.

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