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Debunking 5 Common Rhinoplasty Myths

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The nose is the visual centerpiece of your facial balance. That’s why a rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available. However, like with many cosmetic procedures, there are some misconceptions and myths surrounding rhinoplasties. Clearing up these misconceptions is important for providing a realistic and factual idea of what a rhinoplasty is and how it works.

Myth: Results Are Immediate

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance or function of the nose. The final results of a rhinoplasty will take time to fully develop. Surgical procedures require a recovery period as your nose heals. Swelling, redness, and bruising are all common parts of the recovery process. It can take several weeks or even months before these side effects fade.

Myth: Rhinoplasty Is Painful

Any surgical procedure is going to have some amount of discomfort during the healing process. However, modern techniques allow a rhinoplasty to be as minimally invasive as possible to reduce the damage done to the nose. Your surgeon will use local anesthetic and detailed instructions to ensure you’re comfortable during and after surgery.

Myth: Rhinoplasty Is Only Cosmetic

While rhinoplasty is commonly performed for aesthetic reasons, it can also have functional applications. Rhinoplasty is often used to correct deviated septums and nasal structural issues to improve breathing.

Myth: Your Nose Will Look “Fake”

It is a common misconception for people to think plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty will cause their appearance to look “fake” or unnatural. The goal of a rhinoplasty is to enhance your natural appearance and increase the facial balance and harmony that already exists. A skilled surgeon uses not just medical expertise but an artistic eye to ensure a natural appearance.

Myth: Non-Surgical Options Give the Same Results

A non-surgical nose enhancement uses dermal fillers to shape and sculpt the nose by adding volume. Non-surgical options cannot remove tissue or alter the cartilage for more dramatic results. The results of a rhinoplasty are also permanent, unlike non-surgical options.

Learn More With Dr. John Bershof

Being informed about your cosmetic surgeries is an important part of achieving your aesthetic goals. That’s why Dr. John Bershof, in Denver, CO, provides comprehensive consultations before any surgical procedure to ensure his patients are educated about their treatments. Dr. Bershof has served the Denver community for over 30 years and would be happy to discuss your cosmetic needs. If you’re considering a rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Bershof’s office at 303.399.7662 to schedule a consultation today.