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10 Things to Know About Getting a Nose Job

10 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Nose Job

Your nose is a pretty dominant feature on your face. When it’s crooked, too wide or even too small, it can affect the appearance of the rest of your face, taking attention away from your other beautiful features. A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that will help to alter your nose in a way that restores balance to your face and your other features. But before you decide to have a nose job, here are 10 things you should know.

1. Have Realistic Expectations

While you may adore the nose of a certain celebrity, getting “the perfect nose” may not be possible. Your bone structure may differ from that celebrity. Doing an exact duplicate may not be possible. On top of that, that celebrity’s nose may not suit your face. Dr. Vargas will work with you to ensure that you get the best possible results and a nose that you are happy with.

2. You’ll Have Take Time Off

A nose job is not the type of procedure that you can have done during your lunch break and go right back to work. You are going to need to take some time to heal. While everyone heals differently, plan on being out of commission anywhere from a week to 10 days.

3. You May Not Like Your Appearance Immediately

You’re not going to see your results right away. In fact, while the amount varies from patient to patient, you will most likely see bruising and swelling first. And you may have a splint on your nose. Don’t worry, though! With proper rest, anti-inflammatories and keeping your head elevated, you should start to see the swelling dissipate within a week or so. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least the first month.

4. It Will Take Time for Final Results

Swelling and bruising will begin to dissipate after a week, and a good majority of it will be gone after four to six weeks. But for the last bits of swelling to go away and the final results to be visible, it could take up to a year or a little longer. Patience is going to be key.

5. If It’s Done Right, No One Will Be Able to Tell

If your nose job is done right, it will enhance your natural beauty. A good nose job only involves minor alterations that allow your nose to blend in with the rest of your face. People will notice your beautiful appearance, rather than zeroing in on your nose.

6. It’s Not Just for Women

Nose jobs, or cosmetic surgery in general, is not just for women. Men can have the procedure done as well. And it seems more and more men are opting for cosmetic surgery, as the numbers are up over 300% since 1997!

7. Not Everyone is an Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for a nose job is one who is unhappy with the appearance of their nose. However, you must be willing to be flexible and have realistic expectations. In order to heal properly, you must be in good overall health and it is recommended that you quit smoking, or at least stop until you are fully healed.

8. Considerations for Other Procedures

When changing the shape of your nose, it is possible that other features may become out of proportion. Frequently, this is the chin, so as a result, Dr. Vargas may recommend a chin augmentation to balance out the rest of your proportions. Be prepared to

9. Revision May Be Necessary

Even if the surgery went well, you may require a revision surgery. Sometimes the healing process didn’t go quite as planned and a minor flaw is still visible. A revision surgery will be able to correct those flaws.

10. You Need to Choose the Right Surgeon

Nose jobs are a difficult procedure that requires an expertly skilled hand, one who specializes in cosmetic surgery. You must also be comfortable with the person who will be altering your face and the two of you must be able to work together in order to achieve an outcome that you are happy with and that complements your natural beauty.

If you are considering a rhinoplasty, contact Vargas Face and Skin Center for your consultation with board certified facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hannah Vargas. Her personalized and detailed approach to cosmetic surgery will allow you to find the procedure that works best for you and your features. Schedule your consultation today!

This Post Has 53 Comments

  1. I like the idea of fixing up my nose. I have had a couple broken noses that have made it not look right. I would like to know how to get it fixed.

  2. I have been considering getting a nose job for quite some time, but I don’t know what to expect! I didn’t know it could maybe take up to a year to get the final results! I will definitely have to be patient if I get one! Thanks for all the great tips and help!

  3. Thank you for the 10 things you should know before getting a nose job. I definitely think you need to have realistic expectations when getting a nose job. Bone structure and the amount of skin on your nose must be taken into account and the look you want, may not be possible with your facial features.

  4. I love that you said that nobody could tell the difference if the nose job is done right because it would only enhance your natural features. I have always been insecure about my nose since I was in middle school because I was made fun of because of my pointy nose. My friends say I should get a nose job, but I was afraid that’s what everyone would talk about after. So perhaps I should just find a reputable and expert plastic surgeon who could fix my nose without making it too obvious. Thank you for this!

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  6. I have never liked my nose. It has been the subject of ridicule over my lifetime. When I complained family would shame me into accepting the nose I was born with. However, the following are but a few examples of how I’ve been hurt through comments and behaviors all through my life because of my nose:
    “You’re pretty but you sure have a long, fat nose”
    “Who’s that girl with the big nose?”
    “Your nostrils look like the end of a shotgun”
    “She’s pretty – except for her nose”
    I had a boyfriend who grabbed and drug me by the nose. He was so fixated on my nose and it’s size that I had to break up with him. My self-esteem had plunged to an all-time low.
    – As a waitress while working My way through college, I asked a customer nicely if they’d like more coffee. Their reply? “No – no more, thank you . . . Nose.”
    These are just a few of the hurtful remarks and behaviors I’ve experienced over my lifetime. Now that I’m almost 65, I’m in a position to afford a nose job. I think my nose looks worse. It looks bigger and the tip is starting to droop, and deepening marionette lines put more emphasis on it than ever. I’m mostly happy with my physical appearance otherwise – except for a little tummy fat. But I can mostly control that – not so the appearance of my nose. I have big, lopsided nostrils and a big nose. Reduction of both would be a blessing.

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