Busting 7 Common Rhinoplasty Myths

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular surgical procedures around today and with the help of the right surgeon, it can produce amazing results.

Since it is a major surgery though, it’s important to do your research and have as much information as possible.

7 Nose job myths busted

There are a number of myths surrounding rhinoplasty that have cropped up over the last few years but here are the real facts that you need to know.

  1. Rhinoplasty is a simple procedure

While a nose job might only take 1 to 2 hours, this does not mean it’s a simple procedure. Rhinoplasty is actually one of the most challenging surgical procedures, with surgeons requiring years of experience and an artistic eye in order to achieve the best results. There are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration during your surgery, which only a trained surgeon is capable of doing.

  1. The bruising will be horrific

While some bruising is completely natural, the severity of it will depend on the patient as well as the technique used. How delicate your surgeon is will also be a contributing factor. You won’t necessarily end up with the black eyes that you see on television though.

  1. Rhinoplasty is incredibly painful

Many people tend to think that rhinoplasty will be extremely painful but this isn’t the case. Most patients will only experience some discomfort and won’t be in considerable amounts of pain after their surgery. Any discomfort can be relieved using pain medication.

  1. You can have any nose you want to

You can’t simply bring along a picture of a celebrity’s nose and expect your surgeon to replicate it. There is no one-size-fits-all nose job at Academy Face and Body. Your surgeon has to take your face’s shape and structure into consideration before deciding on a new shape. You need to work with what you’ve got and have realistic expectations too.

  1. Insurance always covers rhinoplasty

Since most nose jobs are performed for cosmetic reasons, most insurers won’t cover it. If however, your nose is causing breathing problems due to a deviated septum, your insurance is more likely to pay for the procedure.

  1. All plastic surgeons can perform a nose job

Even though all plastic surgeons received a degree from medical school, they all have different specialities. This means that they will perform certain surgeries more than others. Rhinoplasty is one of the more complicated surgical procedures so it’s best to make sure that your chosen surgeon has performed a significant number of nose jobs before you proceed. A thorough knowledge of and experience with this procedure will result in a better outcome.

  1. Rhinoplasty requires extensive downtime

Since most people have very busy schedules, the idea of downtime can put them off rhinoplasty altogether. Surprisingly, rhinoplasty downtime isn’t as long as you would think it is. Most patients can return to work 2 weeks after their surgery and most of the swelling will have subsided after about 3 weeks. Patients can resume their exercise routine about a month after their surgery.