Getting a nose job, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, and for good reason. It’s a great way to increase your confidence, look fabulous, and help you breathe better.
Rhinoplasty, is also one of the most difficult of all surgeries.
It’s not technically difficult like some things such as voice surgery or microsurgery. But it is considered to be among the hardest surgeries because it requires so much experience and judgement. There are dozens and dozens of small decisions to made in each nose job, and it is the sum of all of these choices that gives you the final result. As they say, one wrong move…
Since so many variables are involved, and because any surgery is to some degree subject to the body’s natural healing processes, there is a chance that the end result may not be as intended. In fact, some studies show that even when the work is done by expert surgeons there is upwards of a 15% risk of needing something adjusted afterwards.
For me, it’s about 2% or less. And most of these patients simply need a small office treatment (such as an injection of steroids to help shrink an area of swelling).
I’ve been doing rhinoplasty for more than 25 years at this point. That translates to thousands of patients. That’s what enables us to get predictable results the first time, and to help people who have had a prior surgery and didn’t get what they were looking for.
I consider each and every opportunity to help someone to be an honor. Caring, experience, knowledge, and attention to detail result in beautiful noses.