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Rhinoplasty – 10 Myths Busted

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

 A visual comparison of a nose filler treatment. The 'before' image shows a nose with a flat and undefined bridge, lacking symmetry and balance. In the 'after' image, the nose appears more sculpted and refined, with a straighter bridge and improved proportions. The nose filler treatment has successfully added volume and reshaped the nose, resulting in a more harmonious and aesthetically pleasing appearance

Have you been considering getting a nose job but not sure if it will be the right decision?

We understand what’s troubling you!

Although the rihnoplasty has gained widespread popularity, there has been a lot of wrong information making rounds on the internet about it. And it’s not making the decision any easier for many people. To help clear out the confusion and misconceptions surrounding rhinoplasty, here we are highlighting some of the most commonly prevailing myths about it.

Top 10 Myths and Truths about Nose Job Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths about nose job and find out why they are wrong:

Myth # 1 – Nose Job Is Dangerous Fact – Rhinoplasty, whether surgical or non-surgical, is a safe process. However, for many people, the idea of undergoing surgery is quite intimidating. While there’s nothing to be scared of if you are getting the rhinoplasty done from an experienced professional, it is even better to get a non-surgical nose job. The non-surgical nose job doesn’t require you to go under general anaesthesia and is also minimally invasive, making it completely safe.

Myth # 2 – It’s Easy to Tell If Someone Has Got a Nose Job Fact – Does a nose job makes you think of Michael Jackson’s infamous nose? Do you think that all nose jobs are as drastic and easy to spot? If this is keeping you from getting a nose job, let us tell you that it’s nothing more than a misconception. Although it is possible to make significant changes in your nose shape through surgery, this is not what good doctors do or even recommend. An experienced professional only makes slight changes to improve the appearance of one’s nose. However, there’s a certain degree of risk involved in surgical rhinoplasties, especially if you are not sure about the expertise of a doctor. If you want to change the appearance of your nose but don’t want it to be highly visible and easy to spot, go for a non-surgical nose job. The procedure only makes subtle changes that improve the appearance of your nose but aren’t spotted easily.

Myth # 3 – You Can Choose the Type of Nose You Want Fact – It is common for people to go in for nose job consultation with a picture of someone they think has a perfect nose and telling their doctor that they want their nose to look just like that. We hear it all the time. But, this is not how rhinoplasty works. Even if you choose to go for surgical rhinoplasty and allow for drastic changes to be made in your nasal structure, no doctor can guarantee that your nose will look just like that person. In fact, it may make your nose look even more unattractive. Just because a nose shape is perfect for someone else doesn’t mean it will look good on you as well. So, always listen to your doctor, as they know more than you do.

Myth # 4 – Rhinoplasty Is Painful and Causes a Lot of Bruising Fact – Let’s face it – surgical rhinoplasty is painful and does leave some bruising. Even though both pain and bruising are temporary in most cases, you have to bear the pain, swelling, and those unsightly bruises at least for some time. Don’t want to go through all this? Go for the non-surgical nose job! Since the procedure doesn’t make you under the knife, it doesn’t cause any pain and leaves no bruising at all.

Myth # 5 – There are Risks for Complications and Side-Effects with Rhinoplasty Fact – There are risks for complications and side effects only if you are going for surgical rhinoplasty. A non-surgical nose job is completely safe and risk-free if you get it done from an experienced professional.

Myth # 6 – Non-Surgical Nose Job Isn’t as Effective Fact – This may have been true at the time when non-surgical cosmetic procedures were in their infancy, but the argument does not hold water anymore. The field of non-surgical aesthetic medicine has made extensive advancements in the past decade or so. The procedures in place currently are not only as effective as the surgical ones but are also a lot safer. Non-surgical procedures also take a lot less time and have very short to no recovery periods.

Myth # 7 – Nasal Fillers Can Be Used Anywhere On the Nose Fact – No! There are specific areas for injecting nasal fillers to achieve specific results. If they are not injected into the right areas, you will not get effective results and can even experience complications. For example, adding fillers into the base of the nostrils, nose tip, or any other areas with a high density of soft tissues puts you at the risk of vascular occlusion (blockage of a blood vessel). This is why experts place a huge emphasis on getting the nose job done from a professional aesthetician with specific experience in rhinoplasty procedures.

Myth # 8 – Non-Surgical Nose Job Is Very Simple and Anyone Can Perform It Fact – As discussed above, nasal fillers have to be injected at specific points to get the desired results as well as to avoid any complication or side effect. Therefore, it is highly important that you only get it done from a reliable place.

Myth # 9 – You Will Have to Live With the Results Even If You Don’t Like Them Fact – This is not true if you have received a non-surgical nose job. Many people use the temporary effects of non-surgical rhinoplasty to criticise it. This is, in fact, a blessing. Most of us have seen at least one person whose nose job went horribly wrong, and they are not left with many options to get it rectified. With a non-surgical nose job, you are at virtually no risk, as the effects will go away after a certain period of time.

Myth # 10 – A Nose Job Is Very Expensive and Only Rich People or Celebrities Can Afford It Fact – Just because you have only seen celebrities or rich people opt for nose jobs doesn’t mean others can’t afford it. Many aestheticians provide the treatment at an affordable rate just like us.

Always Get the Nose Job Done From an Experienced Professional Most negative news about nose job making rounds on the internet is nothing more than myths and misconceptions. Still, it is better to be safe than sorry. To avoid the chances of things going wrong, opt for a non-surgical nose job and always get it done from a professional aesthetician with experience in non-surgical rhinoplasties. Those living in London, particularly in or around the Hampstead area, can get in touch with Dr. Chike Emeagi or Dr. Joelle Williams – aestheticians with years of experience in all non-surgical cosmetic procedures – at Hampstead Aesthetic Clinic.


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