In 2017, close to 219,000 Americans underwent rhinoplasty, making it one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery in the United States, surpassed only by breast augmentation and liposuction.
Commonly referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job” by patients, rhinoplasty aims to improve the shape, profile, or proportion of your nose to enhance facial balance. It may also be done to correct breathing problems caused by structural defects within your nose.
Whether you don’t like the width of your nose, the slope of its bridge, the way it turns up at its tip, or the shape of your nostrils, rhinoplasty can help reshape and redefine your nose to make it more in harmony with the rest of your face.
When you imagine what you’ll look like after rhinoplasty, chances are you envision a perfectly balanced, natural-looking nose that suits your face, not one that appears out of proportion, artificial, or surgically altered.
Here at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, we know that it takes a lot of discussion, planning, skill, and artistry to achieve natural-looking rhinoplasty results, and we also know you should expect nothing less. Here’s what you can do to ensure your procedure gives you the nose you wish you’d been born with.
Work with a rhinoplasty specialist
You expect nothing less than the best from your primary care doctor, your dentist, and even your hairstylist — why would a plastic surgeon be any different? When selecting the surgeon who’s going to operate on your nose, you should set high expectations by choosing a fully qualified rhinoplasty expert with a proven track record, like Dr. Joseph Fodero.
Dr. Fodero is board-certified in plastic surgery, which means he’s completed a higher level of training, passed rigorous exams, and stays current on new developments in his field. He also specializes in rhinoplasty, meaning it’s something he performs on a regular basis.
Define your cosmetic goals
Getting natural-looking rhinoplasty results requires you to take a good look in the mirror so you can clearly define what it is you like about your nose, as well as the specific aspects you’d like to refine, change, or correct.
Maybe you’re most bothered by a prominent bump along the bridge of your nose, an extra wide tip, or noticeably asymmetric nostrils. Whatever the case may be, figuring out the specific features you’d like to change can help you clarify what you’re hoping to achieve through nose reshaping surgery.
If you don’t have a clear idea of exactly what you’d like to change about your nose, Dr. Fodero can help you see it in a different light with morphing technology, an advanced computer simulation that digitally enhances or changes certain features of your nose to give you a better idea of what rhinoplasty can do for you.
Listen carefully to expert advice
There’s one more thing you should do to avoid winding up with a one-size-fits-all nose job that broadcasts “plastic surgery” loud and clear: Listen carefully to Dr. Fodero’s advice and recommendations.
Like any cosmetic procedure, rhinoplasty is prone to certain pitfalls, most of which involve having unrealistic expectations or unworkable goals. As an experienced rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Fodero lets you know if your goals are practical or even possible. He’ll also offer guidance to help put any unworkable expectations you may have into perspective and explain exactly why he recommends a specific treatment approach.
At the end of the day, Dr. Fodero takes a less-is-more approach to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results. To learn more, call our Florham Park, New Jersey office or use our easy online booking tool to schedule a consultation.