Rhinoplasty-It's Not Just For Hollywood
Rhinoplasty can be traced to India as far back as 500 BC, but most people associate the procedure with Hollywood and movie stars. Many early Hollywood starlets underwent rhinoplasty in order to have the perky, petite nose desired by Hollywood at the time. Today, rhinoplasty is often requested by a variety of people to correct cosmetic issues with the nose; in fact, over 130,000 rhinoplasties were performed last year.
What Is a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a way to shape the nose by removing and molding the cartilage, and realigning the nasal bones. Today, this is done much more gently and accurately than in the past.
Who Is a Candidate?
Rhinoplasty is gaining popularity across nearly every age group. In fact, among patients 18 and younger, rhinoplasty was the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure performed last year. Most patients are surprised to see that small changes can make a dramatic improvement.
Patients can resume most activities after a few days. Sports, and other activities where injury could occur, should be avoided for 3 to 6 weeks. The nose will continue to improve in appearance for over one year. Your doctor will be able to answer all of your recovery-related questions.
Rhinoplasty can help you improve your appearance and self-confidence. If you've considered a rhinoplasty, or simply want more information about cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. Kevin McBride. With 20 years of experience, he specializes in all aspects of facial cosmetic procedures, from surgical options like rhinoplasty and facelifts, to non-surgical options like Botox and FotoFacial skin rejuvenation.
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