Over the years, there has been a lot of discussion about the rise in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in general, and in particular the ever-popular nose job (rhinoplasty). It seems that everyone has an opinion, and even those that traditionally held a negative view are now warming to it, thanks in part to recent technological advances.
We’re not just talking about innovations in the procedures and practices of the surgery itself, either. Innovations in communication (social media, video, webcams, and so on) have also meant that it has become less a question of vanity, and more one of confidence, than ever before.
It’s Not Just Vanity
Looking good brings confidence. Extra confidence makes a person more attractive to others, and ultimately contributes to that person’s success in life. That could be in the workplace, their career, or their personal life.
The nose is a sensitive issue for many people and, as such, it can detract from their confidence if they believe it to be less than perfect. In many cases, simple tweaks can make it more attractive; after all, the nose still has to fit the facial features of the patient.
However, there are cases where the nose has been damaged, or where deformities exist through illness or from birth, and rhinoplasty surgeons have become extremely skilled at performing miraculous procedures to return form and function to features such as the nose.
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Broadly speaking, plastic surgery can be split into two distinct areas – aesthetic and reconstructive – each with slightly different aims. The major development of reconstructive surgery came about as a result of war. In particular, the First World War in the early 1900’s led to many new techniques being developed as surgeons from all over the world collaborated to restore injured features.
This led to the continued development of aesthetic surgery, which uses similar techniques but often with a lighter touch to improve the appearance of prominent features such as:
- mouths and lips
Over time, the nose became one of the most popular features to consider for aesthetic surgery, leading to specialist surgeons such as Dr. Naderi who formed their entire careers around improving the shape and function of the nose.
Functional and Cosmetic Rhinoplasties
Of course, there are also clear medical reasons for having a rhinoplasty. For example, people with a deviated septum (that’s the separation between the nostrils) may have difficulty breathing. A septoplasty will help with this, as well as giving a more natural shape to the nose itself.
The septoplasty is one of several functional rhinoplasty procedures which are often reimbursed by health insurance companies as they have a medical premise. In some cases, they can be life, as well as quality of life, threatening.
If there are no clear medical reasons for a nose job, then it will be considered a cosmetic surgery, and as such is not a likely candidate for an insurance claim. On the other hand, it is usually a very reasonable price worth paying for given the boost in confidence that many patients feel as a result of knowing that they are looking their absolute best. Read through Dr. Naderi’s patient testimonials and you will see just how transforming this surgery can be.
Choosing the Best Surgeon for Your Rhinoplasty
You know why you’re having the surgery, but your surgeon doesn’t until that first consultation. Having made the decision to have surgery, you can afford to be pretty critical of your existing nose – the better to be able to describe to the surgeon what it is that you want – and pick someone who you feel has understood your desires correctly. The surgeon will suggest where he thinks changes should be made, but if they’re not sitting well with you, then ask for more details or consult with another surgeon.
Remember, not all surgeons are created equal; they have specialties. For example, Dr. Naderi is a specialist in both rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, one of the most complex forms of the procedure. He’s also gifted at performing ethnic rhinoplasties, which respect and reflect the natural ethnicity of the face to produce stunning, natural results.
At the Naderi Center, computer imaging is used to make sure that both parties are completely happy with the projected outcome. This is an innovation that really helps in the decision making process.
To learn more about ethnic and revision rhinoplasty, as well as other complementary cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, please contact The Naderi Center at 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland for a consultation today.