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How a Nose Job Can Boost Self Confidence

April 5th, 2017 by

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Rhinoplasty is the medical term used to describe the “nose job”, which is becoming far more common among men and women alike with every passing year. It’s no wonder nearly half a million people seek rhinoplasty each year; a nose job can improve self-confidence tremendously for a few very interesting reasons.

Reverses the Trauma of Bullying

While plastic surgery should never be used in place of therapy to help recover from a traumatic event, such as bullying, there’s evidence to suggest that individuals who are (or were) the targets of bullies due to the shape or size of their noses can enjoy boosted self-confidence following rhinoplasty. After all, these patients’ noses were the sources of their grief; they were the focus of the bullies. When these individuals can have their noses reshaped, and when they like what they see in the mirror, the past trauma associated with being bullied is no longer as bothersome.

Improving the Nose Improves the Whole Face

Your nose takes center stage on your face, and it’s one of the first things people see when they meet you or see a picture of you. If you feel that your nose dominates your face, it may make you feel apprehensive about judgement from others. Surgery can correct the size, shape, and proportion of your nose to the rest of your face, which in turn makes your entire face more attractive. This can significantly boost your self-esteem and help to alleviate social anxiety associated with meeting new people.

Surgery Can Relieve Insecurities

It’s long been said that people are their own worst critics, and there’s a lot of truth to this statement. People are often incredibly insecure when it comes to their own appearances. They look in the mirror and wish their nose was a little smaller, that it didn’t have that bump in the ridge, or that it was more symmetrical. Rhinoplasty is all about improving the way a patient feels when he or she looks in the mirror. Someone who is insecure about his or her nose can feel more confident after a rhinoplasty.

It Can Turn You into a Go-Getter

Have you ever really wanted to do something, but insecurities about your appearance held you back? If you’re like many of the half million people across the globe who have rhinoplasties each year, you know the feeling all too well. In fact, something as simple as a bump on the bridge of your nose can cause insecurity so severe that you’re afraid to assert yourself at school, at work, or even socially. This can hold you back from major accomplishments and adversely affect your self-worth. Following rhinoplasty, many patients feel more confident about making their voices heard at work, at home, and socially, as well. This helps them accomplish their goals and boosts their self-esteem.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed across the globe today, and for good reason. Your nose is the star of the show, and when people are too focused on the star, they seem to miss the big picture. A nose job can boost your self-esteem in several very profound ways, so talk to a surgeon today to discover what he or she can do for you.

5 Common Misconceptions about Nose Jobs

November 22nd, 2016 by

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When it comes to rhinoplasty, more commonly called a “nose job”, there are plenty of myths out there. If you’re considering this surgery, make sure you fully understand that not everything you hear is true. Here are five common misconceptions along with the truth behind them.

#1 – It Doesn’t Look Natural

You’ve probably seen a few nose jobs that didn’t look natural. Some may look pinched, and others may look far too small for a person’s face. This occurs in one of two instances. Either the patient insisted on a nose size and shape that does not truly match his or her face, or the plastic surgeon performing the procedure wasn’t skilled enough to provide a natural look. For every unrealistic nose job you see, there are dozens more that look so natural, you’ll never even know surgery was involved.

#2 – It’s Too Expensive

Another common misconception has to do with the cost of rhinoplasty. Unfortunately, many people think that only very wealthy people can afford this surgery. Though this may have been true several decades ago, things have changed. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries, and the technologies and procedures used to perform them have been perfected over the years. Now, you can get a nose job as an outpatient procedure, which helps cut costs substantially.

#3 – You Can Make Your Nose Look However You Want

There’s no doubt that you can completely change the way you look with plastic surgery, but referring back to the first misconception, it may not look natural. Remember that the surgeon’s goal is to help you address your concerns while still providing facial features that look natural and suit your face. Your bone structure and face shape will play a significant role in determining the outcome of your procedure.

#4 – It Can Change Your Voice

There are some people out there who claimed that rhinoplasty changed the way their voices sounded. Truthfully, most patients do not notice any vocal changes. Those who do are reassured that the changes are only temporary. They may sound “stuffy” or “nasal” due to swelling inside the nasal passages. Those who had obstructed airways may notice changes after surgery, as well.

#5 – Any Plastic Surgeon Can Do It

A nose job is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery, and this has created a misconception that any plastic surgeon who is board certified can do it. Although it is a relatively basic and often outpatient procedure, not every plastic surgeon has the experience or talent to do it perfectly. After all, the face you put forward is how the world sees you, and you wouldn’t want to put that in just any surgeon’s hands. You should find an experienced plastic surgeon who gets great reviews from previous clients, and one who takes the time to fully understand what you want.

Rhinoplasty may be one of the most common procedures out there, and the procedures used to do it might be trusted and tested, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy task or one that just anyone can perform. In fact, you’ll need a talented surgeon with a talented team to get the results you want.

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Can Rhinoplasty Really Boost My Self Esteem?

September 13th, 2016 by

Self Esteem

It’s a legitimate question.

Here’s why:

The relationship between plastic surgery and self-esteem has always been intriguing. Numerous physicians and scientists have conducted studies to examine it.

Results vary.

Until recently.

Several new studies suggest that rhinoplasty can boost self-esteem. This boost can lead to increased confidence and quality of life. The study’s findings are quite impressive. Here’s everything you need to know:

Dr. Joseph F. Sobanko of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania wanted to examine the self-esteem and quality of life benefits following rhinoplasty’s (nose jobs), eye lid lifts, and Botox injections. He and his team gathered and reviewed 16 relevant articles. Their findings showed that patients reported a higher self-esteem and improved body image following nose jobs specifically.

Following his study, Dr. Sobanko did emphasize that the findings of his study only suggest the above mentioned improvements. In order to come to a definite conclusion, more studies would need to be conducted.

So, how does this study pertain to you?

Well, the results can benefit you in a couple ways. They can:

Help You Make an Informed Decision

If you’re interested in a nose job procedure, the study’s results can give you answers to some of the questions you might be on the fence about.

  • Will a nose job decrease my self-esteem? No, none of the study’s findings suggested a negative impact on self esteem
  • Can a nose job improve my self-esteem? The study suggests self-esteem can be improved
  • Can a nose job help me in other areas of my life? Yes, the study suggests that other areas of your life can be improved as a result of increased self esteem
  • Can I find additional information that might support the findings of the study? Yes, a consultation with Dr. Mardirossian can be of tremendous benefit in this regard. You can sit down together and discuss any and all questions and concerns you might have. In addition, he can give you examples of the self-esteem results he’s seen and provide patient testimonials to back them up.

Put You at Ease

If you’ve already made the decision to undergo a nose job procedure, the results of the study can put you at ease. Decreased self-esteem is something you don’t need to be worried about. Increased self-esteem and confidence, and improved quality of life can occur. You should feel good about your decision.

As previously mentioned, a consultation with Dr. Mardirossian can be of tremendous benefit. He’ll patiently listen to your desires and develop a treatment plan centered around them. He’ll also give you his expert advice, and provide before and after photos showing remarkable results. If you’re interested in patient testimonials in regards to increased self-esteem, he will gladly provide them. Know that you’re in good hands, and your decision—whatever it might be—will always be supported.

What to Expect After Rhinoplasty Surgery

July 27th, 2016 by

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The decision to go ahead with rhinoplasty surgery is an important one that should only be made after proper consultation and education. It’s important to get to know your surgeon and understand the specifics of the surgery. It’s also equally important to know what to expect after surgery. We often see patients get wrapped up in the anticipation and excitement associated with the idea of a new look and neglect education in regards to post operative experiences. Should you be near your surgical date, it’s important that you know what to expect from the time you wake up to the time you fully recovery.

Post Operative

There can be some minor side effects immediately after you wake up from surgery. They’ll usually go away after a couple hours; however, we’ve seen them linger a bit longer in some patients. It’s not something to be worried or scared about, but you should make proper arrangements. We recommend having an adult stay with you for the first day after your operation.

There will be a small splint and bandage on your nose when you wake up. There might be some pain and swelling. If there is, you shouldn’t worry. It’s normal. Your surgeon and nursing staff will know what to do to control your pain. There also might be some nasal blockage. Again, nothing to be overly concerned about. Let your surgeon or nurse know and they will be able to alleviate the unpleasant symptom.

Cold compresses, head elevation, and pain medication can be used to help minimize side effects once you go home. Make note that the prevalence and severity of them always varies. You may even experience little to none. If this is the case (as it often is), it means your body is responding well to the surgery and healing properly.

What to Expect after the Surgery

There will be a certain amount of pain and discomfort associated with certain movements involving your face muscles but most of the time it is short term. This is seen soon after surgery and can last for just a couple of weeks. Eating, drinking, and speaking can sometimes be a bit difficult but this will go away. It’s recommended that you make arrangements and buy soft foods in advance. Additionally, you should make sure that someone is always around should you need help with something.

Gradual Results

In a perfect world, you would wake up from surgery and immediately see full results. In reality, your results will only be seen gradually and are dictated by your body’s healing processes. There are certain things that you can do pre-surgery to stimulate post surgery recovery. Asking your physician for recommendations is always best.

This article has given you an idea of what to expect after your rhinoplasty. At this point, you should be getting excited. Your surgery date is right around the corner and your almost ready. Make the necessary arrangements eluded to in this article and everything will go well. Your new nose and look will soon be a reality.

 

The Nose You Were Born with Might Not be the Right One

June 29th, 2016 by

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Rhinoplasty, which is commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is a cosmetic procedure done under general anesthesia that changes the shape of the nose. It’s often unfairly stigmatized as a vain and shallow attempt to alter one’s facial appearance. While this might be the case with some patients, it’s important to realize that the procedure does reach out to a much larger patient population. It’s normal to be wary of the procedure because of possible scrutiny and judgment; however, it’s important to realize that the nose you were born with might not be the right one for you.

Nasal Anatomy

The nose is the organ responsible for smell. It plays a critical role in aesthetic appearance by being the focal point of the face. It’s divided into equal right and left sides by the cartilaginous and bony nasal septum. The nasal septum can commonly be pushed to the right or left of the midline in what is commonly referred to as a “deviated septum”.

Considerations

As previously mentioned, rhinoplasty procedures need not be stereotyped as serving one type of patient. Many patients have seen tremendous, life changing benefits from the procedure. A rhinoplasty is worthy of consideration should you have any of the following:  

  • A crooked or bent nose
  • A birth defect or bump
  • A deviated septum
  • Recurring sinus infections
  • Problems with snoring

Rhinoplasty Procedure

Preoperative planning for a rhinoplasty involves a detailed discussion of the risks and benefits. Your goals should be taken into consideration to ensure that both you and your physician are on the same page. A full medical history should be obtained to ensure you’re healthy enough for surgery and a consent form should be signed.

The procedure is done under general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital. It usually takes 1-2 hours and doesn’t require an overnight hospital stay. The procedure consists of the opening of the skin, shaving and re-sculpting of the cartilage and bone, and closing of the skin. A good surgeon will balance physiological importance with physical appearance by creating a naturally shaped nose with subtle modifications.

Following the procedure, you should expect to wake up with a plastic splint over your nose. The splint serves to protect the nose and allow proper healing. Bruising, puffiness, and soreness are all to be expected. Some results will be seen after only a few short weeks of downtime; however, it might take 6-12 months for the full results to be seen.

Your Decision

In the end, the decision to go forward with a rhinoplasty is ultimately yours to make. Hopefully, you now have the information you need to make an informed decision that isn’t based on fear. Know that if there is something wrong with or personally displeasing about your nose, it doesn’t mean you are vain or arrogant. Rhinoplasty might very well be a justifiable option to give you the right nose rather than the one you were just born with.  

A Great Video of One Person’s Rhinoplasty Journey

January 21st, 2016 by

Rhinoplasty Journey

Here’s a great video of one person’s journey to finally getting a rhinoplasty procedure.

5 Questions to Ask During a Rhinoplasty Consultation

December 17th, 2015 by

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Many patients opt to have rhinoplasty procedures performed each year to have medical and/or cosmetic issues attended to. Before having any form of nose surgery performed though, it is essential that patients ask their chosen surgeon a few important questions.

How Many Rhinoplasty Procedures have you Performed?

Before agreeing to work with a particular surgeon, it is essential that they have an extensive level of experience in performing these procedures. This will not only ensure that the procedure goes according to plan; it will greatly reduce the chances of having any complications occur afterwards as well. If possible, try to find a surgeon who performs at least 80 to 100 of these procedures per year.

What is Your Policy on Revisions?

Patients who have had rhinoplasty performed need to know that their chosen surgeon will be willing to sort out any issues in the event that they are not happy with the end results. It is also a good idea to ask the surgeon if he has had to perform any rhinoplasty surgery revisions, and if so, what his revision rate is. If he or she is not willing to divulge honest information in this regard, it will be best to approach another surgeon.

Can I Contact Other Patients Who Have Had Rhinoplasty Performed by You?

In most cases, surgeons who have performed numerous nose surgeries will be more than willing to provide contact details of the patients in question (provided that they have given their consent). This will allow potential patients to see whether their chosen surgeon will be able to provide them with the end results they desire. If the surgeon seems hesitant to provide any patient details or information pertaining to the surgeries performed, it may be a sign to go elsewhere.

Are There Any Risks Associated with the Procedure?

There will be potential risks associated with having any form of plastic or cosmetic surgery performed. This can include allergic reactions to anesthesia, infection setting in at the site of surgery and/or excessive bleeding. Any surgeon who tries to tell a patient that there are absolutely no risks associated with rhinoplasty is not being truthful, and if this is the case, you will be better off approaching another surgeon.

Can I See Before and After Photos of Previous Patients?

Being able to view before and after photos of previous patients is one of the best ways to determine whether a surgeon will be able to perform the procedure according to your specifications. It will also allow you to see if a particular surgeon is in fact able to perform nose surgeries properly. It is important to ensure that you are able to contact at least a few of the patients in the photos to determine whether the surgeon has indeed performed their procedures.

It is essential to schedule at least one or two consultations with the rhinoplasty surgeon that you intend using, as this will also allow you to determine whether you will be comfortable with his or her bedside manner. Before allowing a particular surgeon to perform rhinoplasty, it is crucial to ensure that they are registered and certified as well.

The History of the Nose Job

October 27th, 2015 by

History of the Nose Job

Believe it or not, plastic surgery dates back to before the rise of the Roman Empire. The nose job, also known as rhinoplasty, was used as a procedure as far back at the 6th century BC. According to Elizabeth Harken’s book Venus Envy: A History of Plastic Surgery, the procedure that people now recognize as the nose job originated in ancient India. This article will delve briefly into the history of rhinoplasty, with more information available through this link.

Roots in Ancient India

As early as the 6th century BC, people in India were using rhinoplasty to change the way they looked. The original nose job involved taking a flap of skin from the patient’s cheek and shaping it into a new nose. The proof that this occurred can be found in the ancient text Sushruta Samhita, which is now considered to be a key text describing medicine of the ancient world. Unlike the modern procedure, these early nose jobs focused not on reducing or reshaping the nose, but rather building it up, creating a nose that was actually larger than the original. This contrasts drastically with what the modern world, especially in the west, considers to be more attractive.

The Dangers of Syphilis

In the western world, the nose job came about in the 16th century as a reaction to the syphilis epidemic. As it turns out, one of the consistent issues caused by syphilis is the decay of soft tissue. This means that particularly bad cases could result in a person’s nose itself decaying, leaving nothing but a hole in the middle of the face. To help combat this problem, people from that era would take skin from the patient’s arm and use it to create a new nose for syphilis patients. The process wasn’t perfect, however, and sometimes the new noses wouldn’t be all that convincing. As time went on, however, the procedure would get closer and closer to perfection.

The Nose Job Today

Today, rhinoplasty has grown in occurrence to become one of the most common cosmetic procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 217,000 people got their noses reshaped in 2014. That makes it the second most common plastic surgery procedure, with only breast augmentation being more frequent. Despite this, there has always been a certain stigma when it comes to the nose job. Dating hundreds of years back, people generally ridiculed those who got this technique performed. As the procedure has become more common and people have grown to accept that plastic surgery isn’t necessarily a sign of insecurity, the stigma has been reduced.

 

Rhinoplasty is one of the safest and most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today, and it is much older and more ingrained in multiple cultures than people suspect. By knowing more about the history of the nose job, people who perform and undergo this common cosmetic procedure can get a better appreciation for what they are about to undergo. This in turn makes the procedure safer even as its history becomes more interesting than ever before.

How Do You Know When You Need a Rhinoplasty?

October 6th, 2015 by

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Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job”, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the world, but do you really need one? Can you benefit from it in some way? Plastic surgeons have a specific set of criteria that they apply to individuals to determine whether they are candidates for rhinoplasty.

The Criteria for Rhinoplasty

If you think you might need rhinoplasty, there are a few things that you should consider. Most plastic surgeons stick to a strict moral code when it comes to providing their services, and their candidates need to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Patients must be at least 13 years of age. Although many surgeons will not perform elective surgeries on people under 18 years of age, there are some who will if it is obvious that the rhinoplasty will change the patient’s life. Children who have deformities or unusual facial features may be able to improve their quality of life with surgery.
  • Patients must have no physical health issues. Rhinoplasty is an elective surgery more than 90% of the time. Very few people have the surgery due to medical need. Because of this, your surgeon will make sure that you are healthy. If you have any sort of medical condition that may compromise your health during an operation, a surgeon will not perform the surgery.
  • Patients must have clear goals and a firm understanding of the procedure. Oftentimes, patients go in for a nose job in hopes of coming out of surgery a supermodel or a brand new person. Unfortunately, it rarely goes that way. You need to understand that changing your nose can change your entire appearance, and some patients are quite shocked by the results. As such, your surgeon will ensure that you have a firm understanding and very clear goals for your procedure.
  • Patients must not smoke. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches the extremities such as the fingers, toes, and the tip of your nose. Patients who smoke are not good candidates for rhinoplasty since lack of oxygen can compromise the healing process, leading to infections and necrosis.  

 

Why People Seek Surgery

Many people come to plastic surgeons in hopes of scheduling a rhinoplasty. Some of them want the procedure for aesthetic reasons, and in some cases, they may even have medical need. For example, an individual who has melanoma on his or her nose may need plastic surgery to reshape and reform the nose after the removal of the cancer. On the other hand, someone who feels that his nose is simply too large for his face has no real medical need for that surgery. A few people want to look like their favorite celebrities, and it is cases like this when you should really stop and ask yourself if you need that rhinoplasty. After all, once you have surgery, there is no going back to the way your nose was before.

If you are considering rhinoplasty, it is important to take the time to determine why you want the surgery in the first place. If you have a medical need, or if you truly feel that reshaping your nose will improve your quality of life, then you are a good candidate if you meet the aforementioned criteria.

What is the Lunch Hour Nose Job?

August 18th, 2015 by

Lunch Hour Nose Job

Most people are under the impression that surgery is the only option for reshaping their noses. While this used to be the case until a few years ago, patients can now have the appearances of their noses altered quickly, effectively and in a relatively pain-free manner when they decide to have the lunch hour nose job option performed instead.

Nose Job with a Difference

The lunch hour nose job or liquid nose job as it is also known as is a non-surgical form of rhinoplasty that involves having dermal fillers injected under the skin of the nose. This procedure has been specifically designed and developed to help correct nasal asymmetry as well as any bumps or lumps that may be present on any part of the nose. Surgeons have noted that the lunch hour nose job can also help reshape and even lift the tip of the nose to change its appearance completely. Patients can have this procedure performed to correct deformities cause by surgery or damage that has resulted from an injury.

How the Injections are given

These injections are administered in a plastic surgery clinic by qualified surgeons and a strong numbing lotion or cream is applied to the nose beforehand to minimize the pain. Ultra fine needles are used to help minimize bruising and discomfort and to ensure that the fillers are administered correctly. In some cases, a few injections may be required for the patient to obtain the desired end results.

Many Advantages

Unlike with a full rhinoplasty procedure, a liquid nose job is a relatively pain-free procedure which requires no downtime after being performed, meaning that patients are able to go right back to work afterwards – hence it being known as the lunch hour nose job. Owing to the fact that the end results are not permanent, patients can try out a new look before committing to having full on nose surgery performed. Another upside is that this procedure is not only a lot cheaper to have performed than regular rhinoplasty; there is also a substantially lower risk of infection developing afterwards. There is a far lower chance of complications occurring afterwards as well.

Post-Operative Care

One of the only side effects that patients can expect to experience afterwards is mild swelling, occasional bruising, a little tenderness and redness at the site of the injections themselves. However, most of this will settle down fully within 24 to 48 hours at the most, and patients will normally be able to return to their regular routines almost immediately after the injections have been administered. Patients will need to remember that, while the initial results will be visible right after they have had the filler treatment performed, it may take up to a week before the results will be fully noticeable.

Although this treatment is not technically classified as surgery, it is still essential that it be administered by a surgeon who is qualified and experienced. This will help minimize the risk of infection or allergic reactions, while also providing patients with the best possible end results.