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Rhinoplasty may be an option for you. For Your Consideration, Here’s What You’ll Need to Know

A “nose job,” or rhinoplasty, isn’t just an aesthetic procedure to improve the appearance of your nose. Because it’s surgery, there’s a possibility of complications. That’s why it’s so important to find the best surgeon possible. As a plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics, Dr. Sheffield explains what you should know and how to ask the right questions in order to get the results you want.

The Importance of Selecting the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

It is not uncommon for plastic surgeons to avoid performing rhinoplasty nose reshaping because of the difficulties involved. The nose’s form and function are closely intertwined in its design. Breathing can be affected by a change in the shape of the nose. In addition, certain surgical procedures designed to improve nasal breathing can have an impact on the patient’s appearance, for better or worse.

Rhinoplasties are performed by a very small number of surgeons, as a result.

Rhinoplasty Costs – How Much Will It Cost Me?

If you’re considering rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery, the answer is contingent upon why you desire or require the procedure. If you’re considering a rhinoplasty surgery it is used to improve the appearance of the nose, it is not covered by insurance. This may entail removing or reshaping a bump on the bridge of your nose.

An “functional” procedure may be covered by your insurance plan, such as surgery to correct breathing problems, if the patient is suffering from a medical condition such as nasal obstruction. Because of functional and aesthetic concerns, some procedures are covered by insurance and others are not, depending on your plan.

If Rhinoplasty Is on Your Wish List..

The first step is to meet with a surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery. In order to get to know you and your preferences, your doctor will conduct an evaluation of your nose and ask you a series of questions. One of the surgeon’s most important abilities is listening.

Your nose will be examined both on its own and in relation to the rest of your face during the physical examination. In order to achieve balance, the nose should complement the features of the face rather than competing with them. Nowadays, race and ethnicity are important considerations. Natural beauty can be enhanced while still maintaining a culture or race’s inherent beauty. Modern rhinoplasty surgeons are much better at facial analysis and are therefore more skeptical of patients’ requests for unrealistic alterations to their rhinoplasty procedure. As a result, they understand the limitations of rhinoplasty and the consequences of exceeding them.

Consider These Suggestions Before Making Any Decisions

Make sure that the doctor you choose is a board-certified plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist (ENT). Asking questions is an important part of learning. Your doctor should be open and honest, but not rude or condescending to you.

• Check to see if rhinoplasty is a high priority in the practice. The staff and the facility should be trusted.

• Make sure you know if you’re going to be sedated or put to sleep.

• Find out how many times the surgeon has to redo the procedure. 5% to 7% is to be expected even from the best surgeons in the field.

Be Conscious of Your Goals

It’s critical that your surgeon be honest with you about what you can expect from the procedure. Rhinoplasty photos that appear to have been taken the day after the procedure are frequently shown on television and the internet, giving the impression that they were taken the day after the procedure was completed. When the bandages come off, you won’t see any results.

Your surgeon can better understand your aesthetic preferences if you bring in magazine images. Direct comparisons, on the other hand, can be harmful, especially if your facial structures don’t resemble those of the people in the photos.

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Interested to know about considering a rhinoplasty?  Whether you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.

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