How a Nose Job Can Boost Self Confidence

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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

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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?

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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.

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

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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.  

5 Reasons Why a Rhinoplasty Procedure Might be Right for You

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Rhinoplasty, or plastic surgery that involves the altering of the shape of the nose, has become more popular than ever over the past few years. Although there are numerous reasons why patients have this procedure performed, the 5 mentioned below are usually among the most common ones listed.

1. You Want your Nose to Fit the Rest of your Face

The nose is usually the focal point of a person’s face and as a result, it can make you look awkward if it appears to be too small, too large or misshapen in any way. Having a rhinoplasty procedure performed can go a long way in helping to make your face appear more balanced and natural because there are a few custom looks that can be achieved.

2. You Need Nasal Reconstruction

If you have experienced some form of injury to the nose and it has not healed properly – or there is any form of unsightly scarring in the immediate area – a rhinoplasty procedure may be an ideal option for you. Not only will it help restore the original appearance of your nose; in some cases, it will be able to help improve your breathing substantially as well.

3. You Suffer From Breathing Difficulties

Conditions such as a deviated septum, nasal collapse, sleep apnea and many others can have a significantly negative effect on a person’s health and wellbeing. These days however, all of these conditions – and many more – can be safely and quickly addressed and alleviated by means of rhinoplasty. In many cases, it is even possible to have cosmetic changes performed to the nose at the same time as well, if desired.

4. You Dislike the Appearance of your Nose

If you have put up with years of endless teasing due to the appearance of your nose, you will know just how much of a negative impact this has on your self-esteem. After scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon, he or she will be able to provide you with options regarding the procedures that can be performed to help improve the overall appearance of your nose. The end results will not only improve your appearance; your levels of self-confidence will also experience a much-needed boost afterwards.

5. Cosmetic Surgery is Now More Affordable than Ever

Thanks to the many advances being made in the plastic surgery field these days, rhinoplasty has become a lot more affordable than ever. Newer and less invasive techniques have also enabled patients to recover faster, meaning that they can usually enjoy their newly reshaped noses within a few days at the most.

If you are considering having a rhinoplasty procedure performed, it is imperative that you schedule a consultation with a surgeon who is licensed, extensively experienced, qualified and who specializes in the procedure that you wish to have carried out. This will ensure that the entire process goes as smoothly as possible and that you are fully satisfied with the end results afterwards.