Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is a procedure to change your nose’s size, shape, or appearance. Many people opt for rhinoplasty to achieve more balanced features, gain confidence, and even improve breathing.
Despite rhinoplasty being among the most popular cosmetic procedures, there are still quite a few myths. Unfortunately, these cause patients to refuse rhinoplasty, even if they may benefit from the procedure.
Uncover the truth behind the most common misconceptions about rhinoplasty and learn how you can benefit from one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world.
#1: You Can Experience Long-Term Breathing Problems
This statement is false; in fact, most patients experience better breathing and functionality of their nose. During recovery, you may have blockages due to clotting or bandages, but this should go away once you fully heal. There is even a type of nose surgery known as septoplasty, which improves the structure of the nose to allow for improved breathing and a clear nasal pathway.
As long as you visit a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon, you should not have any difficulties with breathing.
#2: People Will Be Able To Tell
A plastic surgeon with experience with rhinoplasties will know the proper techniques to ensure that your nose looks natural and balanced. They will also work with you to discuss your goals as well as what is attainable and suitable for your nose. Your doctor can walk you through the procedure and answer any questions or concerns.
#3: The Procedure Is Painful
The procedure is performed under general or IV sedation, so you should be asleep and comfortable throughout the surgery. Following, you may experience some discomfort from the splints and gauze. You may be prescribed medication to help manage your pain, or you can use over-the-counter medications. The pain should subside in the days following your procedure. In general, the pain is expected to be minimal.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in rhinoplasty, working with an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon can help you feel assured you’re in good hands.
Dr. Thomas Romo, III, MD, FACS, is a double board-certified surgeon specializing in the face, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and neck. He has also been rated one of the top doctors in New York.
Schedule a consultation with Romo Plastic Surgery at (212) 288-1500 for a professional rhinoplasty in New York, NY.