Looks can go a very long way in today’s society. One’s facial expression can be the window towards one’s personality. That is why there are people who constantly improve their facial appearance through surgical procedures. In the case of rhinoplasty, not every cut is done in the name of mere beautification.
There are several reasons why one undergoes rhinoplasty (more commonly known as a nose job). There are aesthetic purposes and there are reasons that are skin deep, literally.
Some misconceptions of rhinoplasty
This is not the single and sole reason why people go and have the procedure. Many go to surgeons with more than just damaged noses. A lot of people have their noses done to boost their self-worth and self-esteem, which on a personal level they draw from either eliminating what they consider to be a flaw, and a source of insecurity.
Only for the rich
Most commercial aesthetic centers are expensive, but there are clinics that are just as effective. Everyone who performs surgeries went through the same board exams. And the range of services also varies in price.
Also, always remember that the price range is not synonymous to quality. Clinics that charge extremely high for rhinoplasty deserve more than a grain of salt. The usual rhinoplasty rate is between P20,000 and P60,000.
Surgery is dangerous
Whatever the kind of surgery, it can be dangerous if the center you’re having your procedure in doesn’t fit the description of a professional medical work place.
Surgery, when performed by a specialist (more specifically the board-certified ones), almost always works out fine. The most that could go wrong is that the outcome isn’t what they quite imagined or that customers aren’t satisfied. And in such cases, a good surgeon would be more than happy to sit down and talk about possible solutions.
The purpose of Rhinoplasty
Not everyone who undergoes rhinoplasty does it for the prestige. There are various reasons why people do so. But in a nutshell, there are three main reasons why others go through rhinoplasty: aesthetic purpose, functional purpose, and reconstructive purpose.
The Aesthetic Road
People who have trouble seeing go to ophthalmologists to get their eyes checked. People who have trouble with what they see in the mirror on the other hand go to surgeons for a nose job.
Truly, there are many reasons why people undergo procedures just to become more handsome or beautiful. One could be related to self-esteem. There are some people who blame their looks for certain failures in relationships, while some are just not satisfied with the nose they got from their parents.
Regardless of the root of the problem, these people seek nose jobs to improve their life by improving how they look. From models wanting to make the front cover of magazines, to wives-to-be pampering themselves, rhinoplasty is a solution for many problems.
There are those who look perfectly fine on the outside, but have problems inside. Another common reason why people have rhinoplasty is difficulty breathing. This occurs when part of the nose’s cartilage partially block the nasal cavity, leading to breathing problems. Relieving the nose from blockages greatly improves the quality of life.
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Nobody in this slow gyrating world can ever escape the risks of an accident. And while some people get away with mere scratches and bruises, there are those who receive major trauma to the head area, greatly disfiguring one’s face. And during these instances, it is by the great hand of surgical science that one undergoes reconstructive surgery wherein rhinoplasty plays a major role.
Victims of vehicular accidents often receive major damage to their faces. And because the nose is composed primarily of cartilages, it is very fragile, thus prone to being disfigured given enough force. Battered wives, as well as people who constantly engage in fights often get broken noses. Rhinoplasty’s major role is to restore how things looked before. In a way, a nose job’s healing powers is more than just skin deep.