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Feeling and Looking Younger

After I finished having my kids, I knew that I wanted a mommy makeover. My stomach was in terrible shape, my arms looked completely destroyed, and my legs had been carrying weight for years. I wanted a full body overhaul, so I started by doing what I could to look and feel younger. I started exercising each and every day, and then I worked hard on doing my hair and makeup better. It was amazing to see the difference it made, but I wanted something more. I consulted with a cosmetic surgeon, and I scheduled the surgery that changed my life for the better. Check out this blog for more information on looking and feeling younger.

Common Questions And Concerns About The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Whether you are looking to have a small change made in the shape of your nose or are planning an all-out reconstruction, rhinoplasty is one of the more complex cosmetic procedures. This incredible form of plastic surgery can involve a lot of curiosities from patients who are anxious and excited about making a change to the appearance of their nose. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and concerns about the rhinoplasty procedure.

Is it true you can choose a certain nose and get what you want?

While it is true that you can take a picture to a plastic surgeon and give an idea of what you are looking to achieve, it is not always possible to match the size and shape of a nose exactly to look like what you have in mind. There is only so much tissue to work with during rhinoplasty and every nose shape is not achievable for every person. Your surgeon will work with you to determine a look that will be achievable and will fit your face.

Can any plastic surgeon perform a rhinoplasty procedure?

If you have a broken bone, you should be sent to a specialist who is familiar and trained to deal with that issue and not just a regular family practitioner. It is just the same with this form of plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty is a more specialized area of expertise. Therefore, not every plastic surgeon will offer this type of treatment.

It is just a simple change so it will not take that long to heal, right?

Nose job surgery is a lot more complex than many other types of plastic surgery. Therefore, the procedure itself and full recovery times can be longer for some people. Regardless of how small the change is that is being made to the appearance of your nose, you should expect the full healing time to take as long as one year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

How do you know if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Not every patient is considered to be a good fit for this cosmetic procedure. Of course, you should be overall generally healthy and not smoke, and you should also have realistic expectations about what can be achieved during surgery. Furthermore, rhinoplasty is not for people who are still growing or their face has not reached its full adult appearance.

Rhinoplasty is not just a simple cosmetic procedure that should be taken lightly as a patient. If you are considering rhinoplasty, make sure that you talk to a cosmetic surgeon, like Mark D. Epstein, MD, in length about any questions and concerns you may have about any cosmetic procedure before making any definitive decisions.