Preparing for and recovering from a nose job If you want a nose job, stop smoking before the surgery and don’t take certain medicines (your surgeon will tell you which ones). You won’t be awake for the procedure (or want to be) and won’t be able to drive home. Get a friend or family member…

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Taylor and his nose (Note: The following is a dramatization.) Ever since he was a small child, Taylor’s nose and ears had always seemed a little too big for his face. His parents had otoplasty done to fix his ears before he was old enough for kindergarten, but even his friends joked about his nose….

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Rhinoplasty widely accepted Over a hundred thousand people get nose jobs every year, the vast majority of whom are very happy with them. According to a study, an average of 3.3 percent of rhinoplasties (about one in thirty) need revision, and according to the Web site RealSelf.com, 90% of those who rated their rhinoplasties in…

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Just in case… If you’re planning to get a nose job in Charlotte, start preparing now. For the weeks leading up to surgery, stop smoking and don’t take aspirin. You’ll be unconscious for the procedure and won’t be able to drive home afterward, so get someone to drive you. If the nose job goes wrong,…

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Preparing and recovering from surgery The first step in getting a nose job is to find the right surgeon and have a thorough conversation him or her. Some surgeons can use computer imaging to show you possible outcomes of the surgery. Two weeks before undergoing rhinoplasty, you should stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E….

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Understanding the nose job In 2015, nearly 218,000 nose reshaping procedures were performed. To alter the shape of the nose, the surgeon adjusts the cartilage and bone under the skin. If surgeon does the incisions inside the nose, it’s a closed rhinoplasty. If the surgeon needs to make an incision in the outside skin, it’s…

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Rhinoplasty Q&A How do I find the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the area? The best rhinoplasty are probably those who are called upon to improve on the work of other rhinoplasty surgeons. These surgeons do what is called revision rhinoplasty, which is not only more complicated but carries the expectation that this time it absolutely…

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A history of rhinoplasty Not many people realize just how old a procedure the nose job or rhinoplasty truly is. Surgeons in ancient Egypt, India and Rome had methods for repairing mutilation of the nose. In 16th-century, surgeons in Europe had a very unpleasant way of fixing a nose by grafting on a flap of…

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A nose job to further a career The following is a dramatization: Jason started modeling to pay his college tuition. Now that he was staying in shape and taking care of his skin, he began to realize that his best career option might be to stay in modeling. His agent suggested, however, that although his…

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The right age for a nose job While procedures such as the eye lift, the brow lift and the face lift are usually performed to reverse the effects of aging, the nose job is most often performed to actually improve on nature. Otoplasty (ear surgery) is similar, but where otoplasty can be performed on very…

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