Cosmetic Surgery – If you were to close your eyes and picture a close friend or family right now, the first thing to come to your mind would likely be their face. Your face is the part of your body you can’t hide from people; It’s how we recognize one another, visualize them, and describe them to others.
For this reason, facial plastic surgery requires a higher level of precision and expertise than cosmetic procedures of the body.
Of the plastic surgery procedures, the hardest among them is generally considered to be rhinoplasty, more commonly known as the “Nose job”; it’s also the most popular. It’s easy to see why, as looking at photos of people before and after a nose job can be night and day.
Almost 300,000 women and 65,000 men had nose reshaping surgeries in 2020 alone, beating out surgeries like liposuction, breast augmentations, and facelifts.
So what makes this surgery so popular yet so tricky?
The nose is located in the centre of our face, so when a nose is crooked, bent, or bumped, it can throw off the symmetry to your entire face.
Countless studies show that we humans unconsciously desire symmetrical faces in ways that are not fully understood and are widely disputed. Some studies say we subconsciously see symmetry as a sign of healthiness. In contrast, others suggest our visual sensors process symmetrical faces easier than those without it, like how we notice when a pattern on a floor doesn’t line up correctly or if a picture is crooked on the wall.
Those seeking symmetry often turn to rhinoplasty. However, balance is also crucial. It’s important to maintain certain levels of expectations with a nose job. While your new nose may have near-perfect proportions, other parts of your face that may be lacking symmetry may now be highlighted in contrast to it.
This is why consulting with a good surgeon is essential, and they can help walk you through your goals and provide you with potential imagery of yourself before surgery. They may also let you know if any further procedures are recommended.
Being able to breathe is kind of important. Okay, it’s essential for living. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex cosmetic procedures as it involves one of your two air passageways to the lungs.
Many seek out rhinoplasty to help with breathing problems like a deviated septum, a condition when your nasal passageway, or septum, pushes to one side, causing a blockage in one or both air passageways. This limits the airflow that can pass through. This can cause a more challenging time breathing, bad snoring, and in severe cases, apnea.
While some deviations occur naturally, others happen when trauma occurs, such as a broken nose. Having a skilled surgeon for rhinoplasty is critical, as even a slight change to the nasal structure can cause changes to breathing.