All about nose surgery (rhinoplasty/nose job)

A nose surgery also known as a nose job or rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that involves changing the noses size or shape. On this page those of you considering nose surgery can learn more about the procedures possibilities and limitations.

The content is put together as a series of articles that each describe different parts within the area of nose surgery. The content is reviewed by Dr. Pelle Sahlin, a specialist plastic surgeon active at Art Clinic, with vast experience of nose jobs.

The information is meant to act as a guide to nose surgery and can be seen as support to for those contemplating a rhinoplasty. It cannot and should not replace a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon.

Here you find all you need to know about nose surgery:

  • Information about how a nose surgery is performed and if you are a suitable candidate
  • Description of the time after a nose job and the risks associated with the procedure
  • Guide prices for nose surgery and a clinic directory of the clinics that perform the surgery
  • Discussion forum and possibility to ask an expert about rhinoplasty
  • Photo gallery with before and after pictures of nose surgery

How a nose surgery can alter your appearance

The nose holds a central position in our face which becomes a natural point of focus for our surroundings, its shape also greatly affects our appearance and the harmony of one’s face. These factors have made nasal surgery one of the most common plastic surgery procedures.

The nose is built mainly around bone, cartilage and dermis/fatty tissue which is draped by skin. Depending on the changes one wishes to obtain a nose job can shape one or several of these tissues.

The possibilities of change through rhinoplasty are countless. A large nose can be made smaller, a wide nose slimmer and a long nose shorter. Nose surgery can also alter the shape of the nose tip or bridge, reduce the distance between the nostrils and change the angle between the nose and the upper lip.

Are you a suitable candidate for a nose job (rhinoplasty)?

A nose job can dramatically alter your appearance but the surgery has limitations. In the end it is your unique prerequisites that decide what it possible to achieve.

It is important to be aware that even if a nose surgery can improve your appearance and self-esteem it will not necessarily lead to you achieving your ideal. Therefore the patients that are most suitable for a nose surgery are those that seek to improve rather than perfect their appearance.

People who are of good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations are normally suitable candidates for nose surgery.

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