What exactly is a Rhinoplasy?

Also known as rhinoplasty, a nose job is an invasive surgery that addresses the aesthetic and/or functionality of the nose, to improve such issues like humps or depressions on the bridge, removing nasal airway obstructions, improve symmetry, and reduce size. During surgery, the patient is put under general anesthesia. After surgery, the recovery period includes bruising and significant swelling that can take up to a year to fully resolve.

With the advancement of non-invasive cosmetic dermatology, reversible procedures can be done that will mimic the results of invasive rhinoplasty without the high costs and recovery time that surgery requires.

What exactly is Rhinoplasty?

For the most part, you do not necessarily have to get a nose job, unless you have breathing problems that are rooted in the specific shape of the nose, its internal structure, and the nasal passages. That being said, nose jobs are not just to improve functionality. For some, the aesthetic appearance of their nose can be crippling in everyday life and influences the decision for people to ultimately have surgery.

Thus, it is incredibly important that you really consider whether or not you are willing to make that investment in getting a nose job. It is a decision not to be taken lightly, but if you decide to move forward, it has the potential to impact your quality of life in a major way.

What if I can’t afford rhinoplasty surgery?

Given that surgery will cost thousands of dollars, rhinoplasty surgery may not be a feasible option. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, while rhinoplasty is the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure done in 2014, it is not as prominent as it once was even fifteen years ago. While surgery for nose reshaping has slowly been declining over the years, non-invasive cosmetic procedures have been improving, providing alternatives to surgery.

Using dermal fillers to reshape the nose and fill in defects, a non-surgical nose job gives patients the ability to foresee how any shifts and changes to the aesthetics of their nose can impact their overall facial appearance.

Additionally, a non-surgical nose job can be long-lasting; it can last a few years and if there is any dissatisfaction with the procedure, it can be reversed. This makes a non-surgical nose job less risky than rhinoplasty surgery, which permanently changes the shape of the nose.

Botched nose jobs cost more than the original procedure to fix because revision rhinoplasty is a more complex surgery that requires the surgeon to be able to determine how to undo the mistakes that were made. In a non-surgical procedure, if the patient is dissatisfied with the results of their nose, a cosmetic physician can fix issues and reverse the effects of the initial procedure by using injectable enzymes to breakdown the dermal fillers that were put in place, thus returning the nose back to its original state.

A non-surgical nose job is also cheaper than a nose job. This procedure only requires local anesthesia and absolutely no cutting into the skin. It is significantly less risky, requires significantly less healing time (up to a few weeks at most, depending on the person), and is great for filling in defects.

How do I tell if surgery or a non-surgical option is right for me?

If you are uncertain about getting a permanent nose job, a non-surgical nose job is an appealing option. It is cost-effective, impermanent, yet long-lasting, and will give you a better idea of whether or not you will be happy with a specific aesthetic change to your nose. And if you are dissatisfied, it is easily reversible.

However, not everyone is a candidate for non-surgical nose jobs. Although this procedure can improve many kinds of aesthetic issues, it cannot reduce nose size or improve nasal functions. Those with large deformities on the nose or who have large septum problems would not be candidates for a non-surgical nose job either.

Final Verdict

Nose jobs can work to improve quality of life. If you decide to have a nose job, consider what kind of nose job you want and how much you are willing to pay. While a nose job is an investment, it is expensive and can drastically change your appearance. A nose job is not something you want to bargain hunt. For many, a non-surgical nose job might be their best option.