Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is second only to breast augmentation in popularity in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty was the most popular procedure among men last year and was the second most popular cosmetic procedure with over 240,000 performed last year alone. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty was the fifth most popular procedure in the world in 2011.
Did You Know: Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty has a long history. It was initially developed in India around 500 BC and has since evolved into the procedure we know of today. Rhinoplasty was originally performed as procedure to recreate the nose that may have been lost due to punishment. It was not until 1898 that the first nose job for cosmetic purposes was performed. In the 1930s, rhinoplasty saw a huge increase in popularity especially among Hollywood actors and actresses.
Why Nose Surgery
The nose is possible the most striking feature of the face and is often the first thing people notice. Today, many people undergo rhinoplasty and septoplasty to correct functional problems while also enjoying the cosmetic benefits.
Facial plastic surgery expert Dr. Core offers nose surgery to fix a deviated septum causing breathing problems. In fact, many patients report better physical performance and better sleep because their nasal passages are more open, allowing air to flow more clearly and easily. For those looking to achieve aesthetic benefit, Dr. Core uses rhinoplasty to correct the appearance of the nose. Birth defects, genetics, and trauma to the nose have been known to cause malformation.
Rhinoplasty is one of a limited number of cosmetic procedures whose results last a lifetime. Because gravity, age, and time do not affect the shape of the nose, the results can remain virtually unchanged for a patient’s lifespan.
Undergoing nose surgery is a big decision because it can involve not only repositioning and removing tissue but also reshaping cartilage and bone. However, the majority of patients who undergo rhinoplasty report being very happy with their results. In fact, RealSelf.com reports that 83 percent of rhinoplasty recipients claim the procedure was “worth-it.”