procedures that plastic surgeons typically perform. Some have attributed this fact to the overall decline in the number of rhinoplasties performed.

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Rhinoplasty, a complicated surgery that many surgeons are hesitant to perform

October 28, 2010

Rhinoplasty, a complicated surgery that many surgeons are hesitant to perform
Rhinoplasty, a complicated surgery that many surgeons are hesitant to perform

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is one of the more difficult procedures that plastic surgeons typically perform. Some have attributed this fact to the overall decline in the number of rhinoplasties performed.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that, while the surgery was still one of the more common procedures performed in 2009, over the past 10 years there has been a 34 percent drop-off in the number of rhinoplasties performed.

Because the nose often balances an individual's facial structure, it's imperative that plastic surgeons are meticulous when performing the surgery. In addition to aesthetic concerns, surgeons must be careful not to interfere with the function of the nostrils.

However, rhinoplasties can be extremely beneficial to some - particularly those who have trouble breathing or a crooked nose that requires a slight correction. Those who are considering a nose-reshaping procedure may also have a drooping nose or flared nostrils.

Patients who are considering undergoing a rhinoplasty should be sure to locate a Board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of an organization such as The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Find-a-Surgeon resource on the ASAPS website can be extremely helpful in finding a qualified surgeon in the area.


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