5 Myths About Rhinoplasty

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 09:27 AM

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Making the decision to remodel any part of your body is not easy. It involves surgery, pain, and probable complications and scars. Surgery on the nose can be scary because it involves your face. Numerous myths surround rhinoplasty including:
 
Myth #1: Rhinoplasty surgery can be done by any plastic surgeon.
Fact: Yes, it is true that almost every plastic surgeon can attempt to do a rhinoplasty, but it is a far better idea to get a specialist who knows the nose in and out.
 
Myth #2: Your nose can be reshaped to any size.
Fact: Not really. There are several limitations to the size and shape of the new nose that can be created by surgeons. Your plastic surgeon will give you a realistic idea of what can be done on your nose. Please do not exceed those limitations. You don’t want to go overboard like Michael Jackson who supposedly underwent so many nose surgeries that it eventually needed replacing by a prosthesis.
 
Myth #3: Only women do plastic surgeries on their nose.
Fact: While it is true that women undergo more plastic surgeries than men, both men and women have an equal rate of asking for nose surgeries.
 
Myth #4: There are no scars or complications after rhinoplasty.
Fact: This is not true. There can be scars and complications after any kind of surgery. Doctors try to minimize the facial scars as much as possible by removing sutures early and hiding them by alignment with normal crease lines, but some scars can be visible for up to six weeks after the surgery. Talk to your surgeon and he will tell you how to hide the scars until you recover completely.
 
Myth #5: Rhinoplasty is a painful procedure that can reduce facial expressions.
Fact: This is not true. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure and it is carried out under general or local anesthesia according to the surgeon in charge. You will not feel any pain during the procedure. After the procedure, you will be given pain medication to ensure comfort. Rhinoplasty does not hinder or affect facial expressions.
 

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