It is important that prospective nose job patients have a realistic understanding of the surgical outcomes rhinoplasty surgery can achieve and what they can expect post-procedure.
A nose job will not completely change your facial appearance to look like an entirely different person. While changing the size and shape of your nose can create more facial symmetry and a more cohesive aesthetic, you will still look like you following rhinoplasty surgery.
Furthermore, getting a nose job does not involve the surgeon giving you an entirely new nose. Instead, the plastic surgeon will work with your current nose’s anatomical structure and move, remove, or reshape the tissues and cartilage.
As discussed in the previous section, different techniques are used for different patients. For example, some patients may undergo open rhinoplasty. In this type of nose job, the incision is made under the nasal tip located between the two nostrils. In contrast, some patients may undergo closed rhinoplasty. In this type of nose job, the incisions are made inside the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty is more extensive than closed rhinoplasty and may affect treatment outcome.