10 Fast Facts About Rhinoplasty Surgery

10 Fast Facts About Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty – also called a “nose job”- is the third most popular plastic surgery in the United States. But while it’s a common procedure, it requires a combination of artistry and medical science to achieve ideal results.

Renowned Troy, MI area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali meets has the experience, artistic skill and technical expertise to enhance your appearance and accomplish your appearances.  He has performed thousands of life-changing rhinoplasty surgeries on men, women and teens in the Troy, MI area.

In this article he shares 10 fast facts about rhinoplasty surgery that may help you decide if a “nose job” is right for you!

  1. No One is Born with a Perfect Nose

Thanks to endless airbrushing, photo-editing apps, and Instagram & TikTok filters, it’s easy to assume that the actors and A-listers you see on social media were born with flawless noses.

But every nose is one-of-a-kind with slight asymmetry, a little crookedness, or even some bumpiness. The secret to a beautiful nose is one that matches your other features, facial proportions, and ethnic or genetic heritage.

  1. Rhinoplasty Is Not Just for Adults

Teenagers actually account for 14% of rhinoplasty surgeries in the United States.

In fact, the teen years are a great time to consider nose job surgery – since high school can already be such a brutal time of bullying and self-consciousness. Rhinoplasty can help give a young man or young woman the confidence and self-esteem to enjoy their teen years without feeling ashamed of their appearance.

  1. Rhinoplasty Recovery is More Uncomfortable than Painful

Thanks to advanced, minimally invasive rhinoplasty surgical techniques, incisions are very small. And because the procedure usually involves cartilage (rather than muscle, bone or tissue) there is very little pain during the recovery period.

Some patients have even said that the IV hurt more than the entire surgery! And with the post-op pain medications that can be prescribed, it’s genuinely possible to have a pain-free rhinoplasty recovery.

The worst part is usually just the discomfort of feeling congested for the first two to three following a rhinoplasty.

  1. You Can’t Wear Glasses for 6 Weeks After Rhinoplasty

The bridge of the nose needs time to heal after surgery and wearing glasses (including sunglasses) can put unnecessary pressure on the area. This can interfere with healing and even result in a permanent indentation.

Patients who must wear glasses, can be fitted with a special protective nasal splint – or can tape the glasses between their eyebrows to avoid putting pressure on your nose.

  1. You will Need 10 days Off Work and Social Events

Everyone bruises differently, and some lucky people honestly don’t even bruise at all after rhinoplasty.

But, on average, most people have 10–14 days of fairly significant bruising after nose job surgery.

  1. There are New Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Alternatives

For patients desiring only subtle changes to their nose, facial fillers can be used to remedy small cosmetic issues including small bumps, or slight asymmetry.

However, unlike a nose job – which is permanent – non-surgical “liquid rhinoplasty” results typically only last up to one year.

  1. Final Results Can Take a While to See

While we know you can’t wait to see your new nose, patience is a virtue when it comes seeing the exciting final results of your rhinoplasty. The amount of swelling will depend upon the surgical technique used (open vs closed rhinoplasty).

Swelling is typically the worst in the three weeks or so after surgery, after which you will begin to see the marked improvement in your nose. But keep in mind that it can take up to six months for 90% of the swelling to fully resolve after a rhinoplasty. And it can take 12 to 18 months to see the complete and final results with more invasive nose jobs – such as open rhinoplasty surgery.

  1. Not All Rhinoplasty Surgeries are Cosmetic

Rhinoplasty is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons. But nasal surgery can also correct a deviate septum and remedy airway blockages and breathing problems.

  1. Rhinoplasty Can Temporarily Change (or Permanently Improve) your Voice

The initial swelling and congestion during rhinoplasty recovery can temporarily make you sound different.

But if you had a “nasal voice” prior to surgery as result of breathing issues or nasal passage blockage, rhinoplasty can actually improve your voice once those problems are corrected!

  1. You Can see what Your New Nose Will Look Like BEFORE Surgery

Dr. Ali is one of only a few plastic surgeons in the Troy, MI and greater Detroit area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D facial imaging technology.

Using digital imaging Dr. Ali can show you what your nose will look like after your rhinoplasty surgery. This enables patients to visualize their expected results – so they can decide if, when and how they would like to proceed with a nose job or other aesthetic procedures.

Best Troy, MI Area Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men love their noses and improve their confidence with successful rhinoplasty surgery.

Get the nose you have always wanted with rhinoplasty surgery and look and feel like the best version of “you” that you can be!

Rhinoplasty Consultation | Troy, MI: 248-335-7200