Rhinoplasty is the modification of one’s nose. There are a number of reasons you might want to get a nose job.
If you are unhappy with your nose, plastic surgery is almost worth undergoing. While people are often annoyed by some part of their body, those with “nose problems" are more affected. The reason? Well, the position of the nose is critical. It is in the middle of your face, which puts it front and center in any communication situation. For people that are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, this can be problematic from a mental point of view. They can easily become self-conscious about the problem and lose self-confidence in themselves. If this describes your situation [be honest], they you should at least explore the options available to you.
For many people, nose problems did not happen at birth. Instead, childhood is the culprit. We all skateboarded, played sports or were just clumsy. For a large number of people, this meant giving our body a beating. Broken noses were common among my friends, and you might have suffered one. For some people, the damage from a broken nose can leave a hump in the nose. Plastic surgeons are well versed in the removal of such humps, since it is one of the common reasons for getting plastic surgery.
Another reason to get a nose job has to do with symmetry. Well, a lack of it. The body tends to be symmetrical. Your arms tend to be the same length. The same goes for your legs. There are, however, exceptions for this and the same goes for your nose. For some people, the tip of their nose may be “off". One side may be slightly bigger, higher, drop or stick out more. The reasons can vary, but the cure is relatively simple. A plastic surgeon can manipulate the cartilage at the end of the nose to create symmetry.
One of the biggest complaints from people is the length of their nose. While short noses are mentioned, people with long noses that seem to overhang their lip are by far more common. Fortunately, there is a solution. It all has to do with angles. You can take any object that has a right angle to it. Now lay it on your upper lip and compare the rough angle of the end of your nose to your upper lip. Men want an angle of 90 degrees while women look better with 100 degrees. With long noses, the angle is usually smaller, mean 70 degrees or so. A plastic surgeon can perform a procedure to increase the angle by removing cartilage. This effectively shortens your nose and pulls the tip back up towards your eyes.
There are a wide variety of reasons to consider getting a nose job. Fortunately, rhinoplasty is also a field where there is a surgical solution for practically any one of them.
Ricardo de Silva is with PlasticSurgeonPractices.com - a directory of plastic surgery articles .