If you’ve had any interest in nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, you’ve probably found yourself wondering which details are facts, and which are just myths. But before you make an appointment, here’s a handful of the most common myths of nose reshaping:
MYTH: Nose reshaping is painful and leaves you with less facial expressions.
FACT: All patients receiving this surgical procedure does so under local anesthesia. Therefore, there is no pain. Afterwards, the proper medication will be given to make sure that the patient feels comfortable. As for facial expressions, nose reshaping has no effect on its decrease.
MYTH: Recovery time from nose reshaping is painful and takes a long time.
FACT: Many patients who go ahead with the procedure, are back to work within ten days. Most everyday activities can usually be resumed within 21 days. There may be discomfort during the healing process, but the myth of intense pain simply isn’t true.
MYTH: Nose reshaping procedures are only for people who have noses that they find too big.
FACT: Nose size is not an exclusive reason for nose reshaping. Other reasons can include nose shapes that are too long, nostrils that are wide, or even noses that are too small.
MYTH: If you don’t like the results of your nose reshaping, you’re stuck with it.
FACT: Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra find that most patients are very happy with their final results. But those few who aren’t are not stuck with the results. Patients can usually have more than one nose reshaping surgery if needed.
MYTH: Nose reshaping is only done for cosmetic reasons.
FACT: Many times, a patient requires this procedure for medical reasons. Commonly, a deviated septum is corrected using this surgery. This helps these people breath properly. Patients who sufferer from complications from broken noses can also greatly benefit from nose reshaping.
These are only a handful of the many myths of nose reshaping surgery. The doctors and staff at ORDON/CHOPRA PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY can provide the facts you need to know.