Self-Assessment: Are You Ready for a Nose Job?

How can I know if I am getting a nose job for the right reasons and if I am ready? Some people seem to be born with an extra, heretofore undiscovered gene. Unlike the rest of us, they always know just what to do because they know exactly what they want. You would think this…


Tin Noses: The Faces of War

Were noses really made out of tin after WWI for disfigured soldiers? Cosmetic. Plastic. It’s unfortunate that these are the terms chosen to describe the general field of surgery that rhinoplasty falls under. The connotation is of something “less than” or “fake”. Cosmetic jewelry is not real jewelry. Plastic is often a cheaper version of…


223,018 Nose Reshaping Procedures in 2016

Why are Americans spending more than ever on plastic surgery? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans spent more than ever on cosmetic surgery last year. In fact, the cost for the hundreds of thousands of procedures that were performed in 2016 exceeded $16 billion dollars. Breast implants and other types of breast…


Cookie Cutter Nose Jobs

Will my nose job be unique? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is the third most popular type of cosmetic surgery, coming in right behind breast augmentation and liposuction. One explanation for this is that there are a wide range of benefits of nose surgery, both for functional as well as aesthetic…


10 Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery

What are some of the main benefits of having rhinoplasty surgery? According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) more than 17 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2016. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job”, is one of the most popular of these surgeries. Thousands of men, women and…


What Determines the Shape of Your Nose?

What shape should my nose be? A lot of time and energy and angst is expended over the shape of the nose. Even before we entered the era of non-stop media displays depicting idealized images, having a crooked nose or one that just didn’t seem to fit with the face created a fair amount of…


Selfie Trend Leads to Increased Rhinoplasty Surgeries

Are there more nose jobs being requested because of the selfie craze? Do you remember the first time you ever heard your own voice on a recording? There may be the rare individual who did not have a negative reaction, but the response from most of the rest of us was some version of “I…


Recovering from Your Rhinoplasty Surgery

What can be expected during the rhinoplasty recovery process? Making the decision to surgically alter the shape and appearance of your nose, whether done for aesthetic reasons or to improve function, is a multi-step process. There are a lot of decisions to be made along the way and each one requires thought and preparation. Knowing…


Rhinoplasty: The Sequel

How do I know if I should have a secondary rhinoplasty surgery? Are you considering a follow-up nose job or revision rhinoplasty surgery and wondering what the pros and cons are? Approximately 15 percent of initial nose jobs require revisions for a variety of reasons. Most of these have to do with either correcting something…


Importance of Pre-Op Procedures Before Your Surgery

What should I do and what can I expect before the actual surgery on my nose? For the individual who has made the decision to finally do something about that deviated septum or the appearance of an enlarged or misshapen nose, it may come as somewhat of a surprise just how complicated surgery on the…