Deciding to have a rhinoplasty performed is a big step and should not be taken lightly. 

You’ve probably thought about it for ages, but now that you are at the point where you know you would like to have one performed, there are a few things you need to be crystal clear about before you find yourself on surgery day.

Here are four things you should know before you book a rhinoplasty.

1. What Exactly a Rhinoplasty Is

A nose job is generally understood to change the nose’s shape. But do you know how exactly it is performed? If you are going to alter the structure of your face, you should probably have a foundational understanding of what is actually being done.

A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, removes cartilage or tissue from the nasal structure to produce a new, preferred appearance. It can also, in some cases, add form through the use of implants. The details of this procedure are what make it so popular and adaptable.

If you want to straighten out the bridge of your nose, the long, top part that extends from between your eyes to the tip of your nose, then you can have nasal cartilage taken away for a straighter appearance. You can also add additional structure with implants if your nose appears too concave for your preference.

The nostrils are another part of the nose that can be changed. Tissue can be removed and tightened to increase or decrease the size of your nostrils, according to your aesthetic goals. The nasal tip, which patients often describe as pointed upward or hooked downward, is another easy fix with a nose job.

So, instead of moving forward with the idea that you can just come in and get the perfect nose, think a little about what you would like to alter in your nasal structure.

2. Good (and Bad) Reasons Why People Get Rhinoplasties

There are good and bad reasons to have rhinoplasty performed, so we decided to make it easy for you and give you two lists to keep things easy.

Good Reasons to Have Rhinoplasty

  • You are happy with your appearance but would like your nose to have a different structure.
  • You are unhappy with your appearance but know specific changes in your nasal structure would help your self-esteem.
  • You believe your nose is disharmonious with the rest of your facial structure.
  • You have a strong self-image but want you to give yourself a bit of an aesthetic boost.

Bad Reasons to Have Rhinoplasty

  • Someone has been pressuring you to have cosmetic work done.
  • You don’t have a good self-image and hope a nose job can fix all your problems.
  • You think your nose needs a complete rework because it doesn’t fall into traditional beauty standards.
  • You are unhappy with your appearance, so you just want something to be done.
  • You think that a nose job will fix all your cosmetic concerns.

3. What the Perfect Nose Is… for You

It’s easy to get caught up in how society says we should look. But it is important to remember, even when dealing with aesthetic medicine, that you should always aim to become the best version of yourself, not trying to copy and paste someone else’s appearance.

Every individual has a unique facial structure that should perfectly match the nose. Even if you love the way Kim Kardashian’s nose looks, it only looks as good as it does because it sits comfortably on her face. Imagine what would happen if you swapped Kim Kardashian’s nose onto Owen Wilson’s face — both very attractive people, but it wouldn’t really work, would it?

Dr. Patel knows how to find the perfect balance. If the nose you want doesn’t match the face you have, then you are only setting yourself up for failure. Of course, it is all about your preferences. So if there is something specific you would like done, the approach we take it to find the best way to achieve your aesthetic goals without superimposing a disharmonious appearance.

4. Stay True to You

We mentioned earlier that having a procedure done because someone else is pressuring you or making you feel inadequate is never a good reason to perform aesthetic surgery. No matter your appearance, you should always know that you are a person with value.

Staying true to yourself and understanding what would honestly make you happy in your daily life is the only way to approach decisions this big. Try to get away from thinking about social media, celebrities, modern beauty standards and all the other things that can make someone feel self-conscious and get down to who you are trying to make this improvement for.

If the answer is so that you can live your life feeling more comfortable and confident as you interact with people every day and look in the mirror in the mornings, then you are likely going to be someone who will find immense satisfaction in a rhinoplasty procedure.

5. Bonus Fact: Rhinoplasties Are a Collaboration

Collabs are all the rage on social media right now, and it is also an enormous corporate buzzword. But the reason the word collaboration is receiving so much attention is because how powerful of a concept it is. When you work together with people, the results is always more potent for it. We hold that principle to be true in aesthetics as well.

When we can create a good relationship with our patients and understand from a deep level what their desires and motivations are, we can produce results that are highly tailored to each patient. You tell us what you want, and we will do our best to get as close as possible to your specific facial structure.

Let Us Be There Through Your Rhinoplasty Journey

If you are interested in learning more about how rhinoplasty can help you build your confidence and enjoy looking in the mirror, call our office at (732) 354-3792. You can also fill out our online contact form. Once completed, we will reach out to you at a convenient time and get you started on the process.

Having a trusted partner can make all the difference in navigating the aesthetic industry. Dr. Patel is someone you can count on.