Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Each year well over 200,000 people go under the knife in order to get the ‘nose’ of their dreams. As you may well know; Rhinoplasty involves the plastic surgeon shaping the nose until the desired shape is reached. This will involve the manipulation of cartilage and bone. Since this is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States it is a relatively safe procedure. For many plastic surgeons it is routine and thus the chances of any problems occurring are rare.
The vast majority of people who undergo Rhinoplasty Surgery do so because they wish to change up the shape of their nose in order to make them a feel a touch more confident in their own body. There are other reasons as to why people may which to undergo a Rhinoplasty though. For example; there are a few people out there who undergo the procedure because they have breathing difficulties and the airways in the nose need to be opened up in order to counter these breathing difficulties.
Rhinoplasty is actually a rather common procedure to be performed on teenagers. This is mostly down to the fact that at this age the majority of teenagers are starting to become more aware of their bodies and want that perfect look. Now; the vast majority of plastic surgeons out there will perform a Rhinoplasty on a teenager. However they will most likely ask a number of questions before hand. For example; the doctor really will want to know the reasons as to why the patient wishes to undergo this type of plastic surgery. I know it may be difficult to see it at that age, but the vast majority of people will end up growing into their nose and it is unlikely that they will need to undergo this type of treatment. The plastic surgeon will also want to make sure that the plastic surgery is actually the decision of the patient as opposed to the decision of the parent, something which actually occurs more often than you may think.
If you wish to undergo a Rhinoplasty, or at least discuss the option of undergoing one, then it is important that you get in touch with a plastic surgeon as soon as you possibly can. The plastic surgeon will take you through the procedure and provide advice as to whether they are actually able to help you achieve your goals.
Remember; this is a routine procedure and a lot can be achieved by undergoing this procedure, but there is a slim chance that you may not be able to get the nose of your dreams. Your doctor will be able to provide you with advice with regards to that. They may also provide you with alternative plastic surgery options that you may find beneficial instead. Remember; it is important that you take the time to find a reputable plastic surgeon in order to ensure that they will do a high quality job.
Michele A. Shermak, MD
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