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Understanding Rhinoplasty Procedures

Rhinoplasty has become increasingly popular in the US, with both women and men wanting to have a smaller noses. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated surgical procedures, and the plastic surgeon has to be well-trained and detail-oriented. An exact amount of tissue has to be removed, any more or less and the nose won’t look as good. The surgeon needs to be sure that the new nose is proportional to the patient’s face. Not only is it the most delicate procedure, but a rhinoplasty is the most noticeable.

Why Rhinoplasty?

Most people choose to undergo nose surgery because they want the bump on the ridge of their nose removed. This surgery is not as easy as it may sound, as the plastic surgeon has to make sure the nose looks correct after removing the bump.

Like most plastic surgery procedures, a rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance. However, there are medical purposes for getting nose surgery. If you have a broken nose or a deviated septum, the surgery may be covered by insurance. Even without the help of insurance, a rhinoplasty procedure isn’t as expensive as many other plastic surgery procedures.

Finding the Right Surgeon

Choosing the surgeon for your rhinoplasty can be a challenge, and you want to be very particular in your selection process. If the surgery is not done properly, it can look obvious that your had work done. A good surgeon will make it look natural and no one will be able to tell you had surgery. It is important to remember that even the most experienced plastic surgeon won’t necessarily be capable of performing a rhinoplasty. Typically, plastic surgeons will specialize in a specific area. If a plastic surgeon specializes in breast augmentation, he or she may not be the right choice for your rhinoplasty. It is best to choice a plastic surgeon that performs mostly nose surgeries.

When deciding the look of your new nose, many people make the mistake of choosing a celebrity’s nose. Everyone has a different face. If you want Britney Spears’ nose, her face might be longer or wider than yours, and her nose wouldn’t fit right on your face. Your nose needs to be designed to fit the shape and size of your face. A good plastic surgeon will create a nose for you that won’t only fit your face, but your personality and ethnicity as well.

Fortunately, rhinoplasty surgery is a one-time procedure, unlike breast augmentation that only lasts about 15 years. A rhinoplasty procedure done right will last a lifetime. There have been some reported cases of people undergoing a second nose surgery, however, this is a very low amount and it is likely that their first procedure wasn’t done correctly.

If you are considering a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Franks is the right plastic surgeon for the job. He is a board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. You can schedule a free consultation to get all your questions about the procedure answered. For more information about Des Moines plastic surgery, contact 515.421.4299.

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