Rhinoplasty is the medical term given to plastic surgery on the nose, also known as a “nose job”. It’s a form of facial surgery that reshapes the nose, either to improve the appearance or because of breathing/nasal problems.

Although it’s become a common and popular procedure, people are still not aware of what exactly rhinoplasty is and what it involves. To help those thinking about having the procedure, here are 4 things you need to know.

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It’s Not Only Cosmetic

Although rhinoplasty is most commonly carried out for cosmetic reasons, it’s not the only reason why people choose to have the surgery. Some people may have rhinoplasty to help solve health problems such as if they are suffering from breathing problems. Other people may have broken their nose or had it displaced in an accident, which led to them wanting surgery to correct it.

Every Nose Is Unique

The term ‘one size fits all’ definitely doesn’t apply when it comes to rhinoplasty. Each person has a unique nose, so it’s only fitting that every type of nose job is also unique. Even though there is a list of basic nose shapes, such as the ‘hawk’ or ‘ski slope,’ the shape of the face, bone structure and the cartilage will determine the final results of your surgery. Although you may desire a certain style, it just might not be possible with your facial features – you need to be open minded.

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You Should Aim For Improvement And Not Perfection

Rhinoplasty isn’t performed to give you the perfect nose. It can be life changing, especially if you really hate your current shape, but it’s important that you go into the process with realistic expectations. If you only have a few problems with your current nose, there is no need to put yourself through the procedure. It’s there for those who want to see a real change in the shape/appearance and not those who just want the ‘perfect’ nose. The aim is to produce a nose that is both natural and aesthetically pleasing.

It’s Best To Get Done When You’re Young & Healthy

The ideal candidate for rhinoplasty surgery is those who are both young and active. A young person, who is in good health, has a good complexion and has a firm nasal cartilage, would be considered the perfect kind of patient for this type of procedure.  This is because the outcome is likely to be more successful if you are younger and healthier than it would be for anyone else.

If you would like to speak to a medical professional about getting a nose job, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at The Aesthetic Skin Clinic.

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Not only do we specialise in surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty and breast augmentation, we also perform non surgical treatments such as hair removal, lip fillers and dermal fillers.

So regardless of whether you want to discuss getting a nose job or dermal fillers in Northern Ireland, please get in touch. You can call us on 01481 736699 and our expert team will be happy to make an appointment.

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