Have you always hated your nose? Do you look in the mirror and wince at its size, shape, or other irregularities? If so, you might be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. However, the key word here is “might”. When considering any cosmetic surgery, it’s important to think about your reasons for seeking a procedure to help determine whether or not it’s the right choice for you. Let’s take a look at some of the right and wrong reasons for considering rhinoplasty:
1. Personal desire to change the appearance of your nose or face in general
If you’ve hated your nose since childhood, and you’re not being pressured by anyone to get a rhinoplasty, you may be an ideal candidate for the procedure. You are only going to be happy with the outcome of your surgery if the desire to change your nose comes from within.
2. Breathing problems or a deviated septum
Obviously, having a more functional nose can improve your quality of life greatly. If there are cosmetic adjustments you would like to have made, fixing your functional and cosmetic problems at the same time could be a great opportunity.
3. Nasal disfigurement
If you were involved in an accident that disfigured your nose, rhinoplasty could be the answer to regaining your self-confidence. You don’t have to live with a damaged nose!
1. Pressure from others
If your family, partner, or friends tease or pressure you into getting cosmetic surgery to “fix” your nose, tread carefully when considering a rhinoplasty. Make sure it is something you want for yourself, not something others want for you.
2. A desire to lose your “ethnic” look
While you might want to make changes to nasal features that are common within your ethnic group, it’s not realistic to want to lose that look entirely. Your features would probably not be in harmony with one another, and you might feel as though you’ve lost your identity. If you would like a rhinoplasty, be proud of your heritage, and make adjustments that will make you look and feel great, but won’t take “you” out of your face.
3. Looking better solely for an upcoming event
While it might be nice to have a beautiful new nose for your wedding, you should not get a rhinoplasty simply for a big event. A rhinoplasty should be for life! If you’ve been planning your surgery for a long time, it’s a different story. But since the final results of a rhinoplasty may not be apparent for 12-18 months, you might want to wait until after your event to take the plunge.
For more information on rhinoplasty and to find out if you are a good candidate, contact Dr. Mounsey at Revesse in Toronto (416.438.2499) to set up a consultation today.