As we mentioned in our Celebrity Plastic Surgery Trends blog, the public has an insatiable need to know what celebrities are undergoing what plastic surgery procedures. This doesn’t exclude our infatuation with celebrity rhinoplasties. From the iconic beauty that is Marilyn Monroe, to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, celebrities have been getting nose jobs for decades. Regardless, seeing some of the nation’s favorites stars with new noses may have you wondering: what does the surgery actually entail?
If you’re unhappy with your nose’s shape or are having difficulty breathing through because your septum is deviated, schedule a consultation with either Dr. Ali Mosharrafa or Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa of Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery to understand your cosmetic surgery options.
A rhinoplasty is a great way to reshape and physically enhance the appearance of your nose. That being said, it’s important to remember that plastic surgery is a way to refine your natural features. Electing to undergo a rhinoplasty is a highly individualized process and the surgeons at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery will devote their complete honesty to you regarding expectations and surgery outcomes.
A rhinoplasty can typically change the following:
- Nose size and width in relation to facial features for balance and proportion
- Nose profile (bumps or depressions on the bridge)
- Nasal tip (enlarged, drooping, upturned, hooked, etc.)
- Nostril size and position on the face
- Nasal structure for better alignment (deviated septum cases specifically)
If you’ve decided to get a nose job, you’ll undergo the operation in the state-of-the-art Mosharrafa Outpatient Surgery Center. You can read more about the center’s benefits, here. Medications and/or anesthesia will be administered to begin the surgery. Depending on the type of surgery you have, the surgeon will either make an incision hidden inside the nose or across the columella, a strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
Through this incision(s), the surgeons will begin the reshaping process by either removing bone or cartilage to refine a large nose, or adding cartilage grafts to widen/enlarge parts of a smaller nose. Cartilage from your ear, rib cage or septum may be used when widening and/or enlarging parts of your nose.
Once the doctors have finished reshaping your nose, they will close up your incisions, splint the nose for support of the new structures and send you into a recovery room to heal. You will be given specific post-surgery care instructions for optimal healing. You should expect some swelling during the first year of your rhinoplasty procedure.
If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.