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Rhinoplasty Pros and Cons

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is not a procedure for the faint of heart. It is, however, a huge bonus for those suffering from damaged, previously broken or oddly shaped noses. We can’t control what our nose looks like as we grow and age, but we can control the way our nose looks if surgery is considered. Of course, with rhinoplasty, you should expect plenty of pros and cons about the procedure.

Pros of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgery confined to the interior of the nose in most cases, making it relatively bloodless and straightforward in recovery. During the procedure, the patient is put to sleep and the surgeon works from inside the nose to smooth out any humps, remove excess tissue and create a new shape for the nose. Once the surgery and recovery is complete, the new nose is striking and hopefully exactly what you were looking for in terms of balancing your facial features.

Rhinoplasty is truly the only way to gain a new shape to your nose, which is easily the best feature of the procedure.

Cons of Rhinoplasty

That’s not to say the surgery has no downsides, what so ever. In fact, rhinoplasty has the longest healing time of any plastic surgery procedure. The majority of the recovery is painless following the first week, but the swelling and bruising that occurs on your face after the surgery can linger for months. It can be up to a year before the final bit of swelling diminishes on your nose. The bruising and swelling are not truly noticeable after the first six weeks, however – there is just a bit left that takes some time to disappear.

However, even with a long period of swelling and bruising, the rhinoplasty procedure is ideal for those struggling with self esteem issues and confidence thanks to the shape of their nose.