What Makes Rhinoplasty So Popular

Posted on October 17, 2015 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Sometimes nature doesn’t supply the perfect harmony and balance in facial features. When this is the case, patients might come to me for assistance. Rhinoplasty is one option that involves adjustments to the nose. This surgery can change the size, profile, position, and shape of the nose, so it fits other features more attractively. In fact, among patients under the age of 35, rhinoplasty is the most requested plastic surgery procedure. 

Compelling Reasons

The popularity of rhinoplasty is easy to understand. Because the nose occupies a prominent position in the center of the face, it is often one of the first things people see and notice about others. People who feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their noses may have a hard time feeling comfortable in both personal and professional situations. Some people even believe that one’s nose shape has a powerful impact on the way others perceive them. 

The Procedure

When patients make the decision to pursue rhinoplasty, they come to me for an initial consultation. I will ask questions to learn a patient’s history and the full scope of their situation. The examination includes inspection of both the exterior and interior of the nose to diagnose any physical conditions. I also ask detailed questions to learn exactly what a patient hopes to achieve with surgery. This is vitally important to ensure that a patient has realistic expectations of a procedure. 

Because of the high degree of technique and skill involved in rhinoplasty, it’s imperative that patients select a surgeon with the proper skills and knowledge. Board certification and professional memberships are two indications of a well-qualified surgeon. After surgery, patients can move forward with confidence, knowing that physical and appearance issues will be a thing of the past.