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Rhinoplasty Myths

Common Rhinoplasty Myths

Are you considering undergoing rhinoplasty but are unsure if some of the information you have read or heard about the procedure is accurate? Northern New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Erwin Bulan is here to help. Here, he debunks some of the most common myths about rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Is One-Size-Fits-All

Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. There are a number of variables a plastic surgeon takes into consideration when planning a rhinoplasty procedure, including the patient’s unique aesthetic needs and goals, nasal structure and facial features. The goal of rhinoplasty is to produce results that complement the patient’s unique beauty.

Rhinoplasty Is Only Done for Cosmetic Reasons

While it is true that many patients seek rhinoplasty to address a cosmetic flaw such as a crooked nose or bump on the nasal bridge, other individuals undergo the procedure for medical reasons. Impaired breathing caused by functional problems such as a deviated septum, can be improved by rhinoplasty. Following rhinoplasty, many patients experience improved breathing, which in turn improves their sense of smell, ability to sleep and exercise.

The Results Will Look Obvious

Modern surgical techniques in rhinoplasty are so advanced and refined that they can produce very natural-looking results. Advances in technology (such as digital photography and imaging) used during the planning step of rhinoplasty can help produce more natural-looking results that are aligned with the patient’s goals. In addition, a qualified rhinoplasty surgeon knows how and where to place incisions to produce the least amount of visible scarring possible.

Any Plastic Surgeon Can Perform Rhinoplasty

While it is true that any plastic surgeon can technically perform rhinoplasty, you should only work with one that is experienced and has a long track record of producing successful rhinoplasty results. This is because rhinoplasty operates on one of the most delicate areas of the body and therefore requires surgical knowledge and skill specific to the face. When choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, be sure ask about your potential surgeon’s qualifications, including board certification, advanced training and specific experience performing rhinoplasty. Ask to see before-and-after photos of previous patients so you can get a better understanding of the surgeon’s skill and what results you can expect.

To learn more about rhinoplasty, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bulan. Contact Bulan Plastic Surgery today.