For most of us, it’s important to look our best. Whether for personal or professional acceptance or making the most of our opportunities, looking good can make a difference.
People who are confident in their looks, tend to be confident throughout many aspects of life. For this reason, confident individuals are more likely to ace that job interview, make that big sale, or kill that big presentation. Also, people with healthy self-esteem are perceived to be more charming.
Beauty or good looks is often subjective, but when a person thinks of themselves as looking great, it can make a big difference in their career. Therefore, many people devote portions of their time and treasure to ensure they look their best for any occasion, personal or professional.
Plastic Surgery and Self-Esteem
Recent studies indicate plastic surgery can improve self-esteem and confidence by correcting a congenital defect, setting right an imbalance, or improving a physical asset. When medicine can improve a patient’s physical presence, it can go a long way in making a difference in their personal and professional life.
The benefits are more than physical, but also psychological. They may include:
Correcting Physical Impairments
An impairment may be a crooked nose or one with a hump, facial imbalance, or body contouring issues. When a patient focuses on what’s wrong with their looks, they fail to see the natural beauty which resides with them as well. This neglect is why it’s so important for many people to seek cosmetic help when something about their physical appearance bothers them and disrupts their self-confidence.
Plastic surgery is a solution many people turn to when they need aesthetic help. What used to be a stigma because of antiquated methods and outcomes, is becoming more popular with modern techniques and state-of-the-art facilities. Also, board-certified plastic surgeons are held to high ethical standards and focus on patient safety to ensure the patient is happy with their results.
When an accident leaves a person needing reconstructive improvement, plastic surgery is the form of medicine which can bring cosmetic help. Again, board-certified plastic surgeons are trained to not only provide aesthetic improvement but to reconstruct the underlying issues as well, leaving the patient with improvements which will restore or improve their pre-injury appearance.
With every personal encounter, our face takes center stage. Much of what defines our facial appearance is the size and shape of our nose. Many patients in the Greater New Orleans area have been discontent with their nose since youth and suffer from a negative impact on their self-image. Or they have encountered an event which has altered the appearance of their nose.
Rhinoplasty (aka nose job) is a surgical procedure which improves the function and appearance of the nose. During this nose surgery, the surgeon adds tissue or alters the nasal bones and cartilages, to improve the appearance of your nose. It is also performed to repair nasal fractures to pre-injury condition and appearance.
Septoplasty and Sinuplasty are related procedures specifically designed to improve nose function. Septoplasty corrects deviations to improve breathing while Sinuplasty will open sinuses with an endoscopic technique. These procedures can be done concurrently with rhinoplasty or as standalone surgeries.
Patients of most ages can benefit from nose surgery. It is a popular aesthetic procedure available to men and women over the age of sixteen. Although available to teenagers, they should exhibit the physical and emotional maturity to experience a surgical process.
It is important to understand rhinoplasty offers improvement, not perfection, nor can it deliver the nose of a celebrity or model. Characteristics of a suitable candidate include:
- Age 16 or older
- Struggle with nose functions like breathing freely
- Their goals are attainable
- Rhinoplasty is their idea and done for personal reasons
- They don’t smoke
- They are in good health
- Facial development is complete
The Nose Job
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient surgery done under local or general anesthesia. The operation requires an incision within the nostrils or across the base of the nose. After the incision, your surgeon will reshape bone and cartilage to deliver a more-perfect nose contour to balance with your other facial features.
The purpose of a nose job is to bring balance to your facial appearance or to eliminate a hump, hook or correct a misshapen nose. Also, many patients receive a bonus with nose function improvement as well. Recovery keeps the patient away from normal activities like work or school for about one week with no strenuous activity for about one month.
Rhinoplasty can correct:
- A bump or hump on the nose
- A broken nose
- A crooked nose
- A drooping or hooked nose
- A wide nose
- Large nostrils
- A bulbous nose tip
- Breathing problems
Other Procedures to Consider
Although rhinoplasty is popular cosmetic surgery, other aesthetic treatments and procedures are
available which go hand in glove with rhinoplasty. Non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty can be performed in select patients to correct minor nasal irregularities (small hump) with the use of injectable fillers.
Additionally, injectables like Botox and dermal fillers are effective in adding volume to facial hollows and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. A facelift takes years off your facial appearance by eliminating excess skin and repositioning underlying tissue. An eyelid lift can provide those youthful eyes by reducing sagging skin and puffiness.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
When considering surgery, it’s important to pick the right surgeon. When considering cosmetic surgery, there are no better surgeons available than board-certified facial plastic surgeons and board-certified plastic surgeons. These surgeons are highly trained in facial anatomy and reconstructive techniques. Board-certified facial plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons have met very demanding requirements, have successfully passed written and oral examinations, and are recertified every ten years.
They are critically evaluated for their current knowledge of modern medicine and techniques, their
ethical standards, and their safe and effective approach to all aesthetic and reconstructive challenges.
For more information about rhinoplasty contact New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for a consultation today.