Trends are most often associated with fashion, perhaps because they change notably and rapidly. But trends also go beyond fashion and into more subtle categories, including rhinoplasty and aesthetics. Beauty trends tend to shift more slowly, changing with each decade and by geography, instead of seasonally.
Not so long ago, in the 1960s, the “ideal” nose resembled a ski jump. It was narrow, it dipped in the middle, and ended with a pert, up-turned tip. Since then, plastic surgeons and patients alike have recognized that there is no one “ideal” nose. A truly beautiful nose is one that harmonizes with your other facial features and one that embraces and optimizes your heritage and identity.
The trend of requesting a copy of a celebrity nose—e.g., if you admired a supermodel like Cindy Crawford or a celebrity like Jennifer Aniston and you trotted off to the plastic surgeon with her photo torn from a magazine—is also vanishing. For example, if you’ve got a broad forehead and strong chin, then a thin, dainty nose—no matter how lovely it looks in isolation—probably won’t look very good with your existing facial features. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Yagoda has a keen eye for proportions and a refined aesthetic that aims to restore harmony without erasing individuality.
But an appreciation for aesthetics isn’t all that’s changed in recent years. Surgical instruments have also undergone a revolution, making it possible to achieve subtler, more natural rhinoplasty results with less trauma to surrounding tissue. During this plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Yagoda uses smaller microscopic instruments for great precision on both bone and cartilage. This allows her to make very controlled modifications in rhinoplasty surgery which translate into less swelling and bruising.
Natural rhinoplasty or nose job surgery can be performed in Dr. Yagoda’s New York City office-based surgical facility or in a NYC hospital, under local anesthetic with IV sedation or under general anesthesia. This plastic surgery procedure takes between 45 minutes and two hours. The exact surgical technique is uniquely tailored by the plastic surgeon for each patient but most of the time, all incisions are made internally and there are no visible scars. Sometimes, an incision is made at the base of the nostrils and the incision is carefully hidden.
You can return to work in about a week after your plastic surgery and you’ll be able to use a stationary bike or treadmill by the second week. By the third week, you can return to full activities. Although you’ll see immediate improvement, your nose’s shape and your profile will continue to refine over the next 12 to 18 months.
Like all surgery, natural rhinoplasty has certain risks including infection, bleeding, and reaction to anesthesia. Other risks include structural damage to the nose. Dr. Yagoda will discuss these potential risks as well as the benefits of this plastic surgery procedure in full during your consultation in her New York City office.
To determine if you might benefit from rhinoplasty or nose job surgery, call Dr. Yagoda today to schedule your personal comprehensive plastic surgery consultation in her New York, NY office.
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