Rhinoplasty: A Brief Overview
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure done to enhance, correct or re-construct the form of the nose; for aesthetically-pleasing or functionality purposes - like most surgical procedures, there are certain risks involved.
- There are two types of rhinoplasty; primary rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty, also known as revision rhinoplasty where a client has had previous procedures done on their nose.
- You only need to do the procedure once, the result lasts a lifetime.
- Revision rhinoplasty is not uncommon, however, that may be due to
1) certain complications or a customer’s disappointment in anatomical change, 2) an unrealistic psychological expectation, and 3) a lack of rapport between the surgeon and the patient.
- Two types of anesthesia are available in a rhinoplasty procedure. Firstly, there is the option of using local anesthesia where numbing medication is applied to the nose, so this is the option for you if you are squeamish. On the other hand, there is general anesthesia whereby you will be unconscious albeit somewhat vulnerable during the procedure itself.
What it can do for you :
- Lengthen your nose
- Shorten your nose
- Define the tip of your nose
- Smooth a bump on your nasal bone
- Increase or decrease the size of your nose
Is rhinoplasty for you?
Often, there will be some swelling and bruising on the operated area, and a waiting period of up to a year for results to show. Still, many young women have pulled through and some have even went ahead with correcting minor imperfections from a previous procedure. To add on, it is no shameful matter for men either, who are nosing ahead with rhinoplasty.
In other parts of Asia and in the western parts of the world – the hype around plastic surgery is not as huge, or freely embraced as it is in South Korea. In the K-POP industry, reportedly, there has been countless of celebrities whom had rhinoplasty, or other kinds of Korean plastic surgery for that matter. Intrigued, the young and old alike, set themselves up to the far-reaching, beauty standard of their idols - where plastic surgery serves as a sort of leverage.
On the other hand, there may exist some sort of defiance among such young women whom believe in the sentiment that, beauty is created and not defined - rhinoplasty is certainly for them.