Colloquially referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States. Our noses play an important role in shaping the entire face. Everyone’s nose is a little bit different, a lot like a fingerprint. While there is no such thing as a perfect nose, a lot of people feel like the nose that they were born with could look better with a slight adjustment here or there. Whether you’ve always disliked your nose, have suffered an accident, or have trouble breathing, rhinoplasty can help you feel more confident and more beautiful without completely transforming your unique look.
Barring any future injuries, the results of rhinoplasty for adults are permanent, so it is incredibly important to choose a Santa Barbara plastic surgeon that you trust. A reputable surgeon who performs rhinoplasty in Santa Monica should be able to address such issues as a hump in the nasal bridge, nostrils that are too narrow or too wide, noses that are too long or too short, or problems with nasal bones or cartilage caused by injury or birth defects.
Understanding Your Unique Nose Job Needs
Keep in mind, however, that though you may know what you don’t like about your nose, you may not know what exactly you would like your nose to look like following your procedure. While rhinoplasty is quite popular, it tends to have a lower satisfaction rate than other procedures precisely because many surgeons do not take the time to fully understand the goals of their patients.
A skilled plastic surgeon should be able to help you understand how different changes will affect the overall look of your face, working with you to create a treatment plan with which you will be completely satisfied. In my practice, I take the time to get to know each of my clients so that they feel comfortable expressing their wishes and making their own decisions without feeling pressured or rushed.
As always, my goal with each rhinoplasty procedure is to create results that are subtle, natural-looking, and in line with my clients wishes. If you have been considering rhinoplasty for either cosmetic or medical reasons, schedule your initial appointment at my private Santa Barbara office. I will meet with you personally and take as much time as you need to discuss your wishes, questions, and concerns. If privacy is a particular concern, I can also schedule house calls in certain situations.