Rhinoplasty procedures have boomed in recent years as more people sniff out a cosmetic nose job and a good overseas nose surgery cost.
Having a big or misshapen nose may seem like a feature that can add character to a face, but for many men and women it can feel mortifying. Unlike other flaws we may feel we have (real or illusionary), it's impossible to hide your nose away from what can feel like judgmental and prying eyes. It's no wonder that rhinoplasty, or nose jobs, remain so popular and sought after for both sexes. Rhinoplasty entails the reshaping of the nose by reducing the hump on the bridge of the nose, changing the tip shape on the nose, altering the angle between the upper lip and the nose, or narrowing the nostrils. The kind of rhinoplasty surgery you will have will depend on what you want specifically from your cosmetic surgery.
Rhinoplasty – Facing up to Unhappiness
For those who have suffered a lifetime of embarrassment, shame or unhappiness because of the shape or size of their nose, the recovery time of 10 to 21 days to heal from a rhinoplasty is more than bearable. All rhinoplasty operations result in swelling or bruising which subsides usually within three weeks. Although having a nose that leaves you feeling deeply unhappy about your appearance is difficult in teenage years, it's recommended children under the age of 16 should not have a rhinoplasty as the nose is still growing up to this age. The optimum age to have a rhinoplasty is from the age of 16 to the thirties, although there is no age cut off date for nose jobs.
Rhinoplasty: Ten Years Younger Culture
The increase in demand for rhinoplasty procedures has been put down to a cultural shift in the public attitude to cosmetic surgery. Programmes such as the American hit drama Nip/Tuck, as well as popular British series such as Ten Years Younger, have all pushed cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty into the public eye. And as more high profile celebrities come forward to show off their rhinoplasty, tummy tuck or breast enhancement, cosmetic surgery is increasing its influence. Patients are coming forward as rhinoplasty becomes more normalised and fewer inhibitions alongside vast improvements in medicine and technology means more of us are lining up to go under the surgeon's knife. The steep rise in rhinoplasty procedures and other cosmetic surgery in the past decade indicates a cultural shift in the stereotypical British reluctance towards the nip and tuck culture. It isn't just glamour models that are influencing a wide spectrum of British society to consider a rhinoplasty, which they may not have considered before. Prominent figures such as General Sir Michael Jackson, who was the Chief of the General Staff had his eyelids trimmed to improve his sight on the battle field – while taking years of his real age.