It’s hard to say whether or not rhinoplasty (“nose job”) can ever be truly considered totally aesthetic. Because the nose is an important functional organ for the sense of smell and for breathing, every rhinoplasty naturally has some functional aspect. Even when the operation is originally done to improve your appearance, to say that it is purely cosmetic vastly understates the impact that it will have on you, those around you, and even the way you look to the world.
Dr. Hatef’s Background with Rhinoplasty
My affinity for rhinoplasty began at a young age. I’d heard of surgery to make noses look better, seen acquaintances with improved appearances after having undergone a rhinoplasty, and after undergoing rhinoplasty at age 17, I truly understood firsthand the huge impact it can have on one’s life both from a breathing standpoint, as well as the way it changes your appearance.
Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about aesthetic rhinoplasty, we can set up a consultation. Before your consultation, you will fill out a long intake form. This is for the purposes of determining a few key pieces of information, such as:
- Why you have come to the point of considering rhinoplasty.
- What your goals are.
It is my opinion that there isn’t one ideal aesthetic. The best nostril position, nasal tip width, and dorsal shape all vary based on a patient’s age, ethnicity and most importantly, their underlying skeletal and cartilaginous structure. I will take into account your goals, surgical reality, and my artistic taste, and come up with a plan that will be thoroughly discussed with you.
I don’t believe that there is just one ideal aesthetic. Instead, the best nostril position, nasal tip width and dorsal shape all vary based on a patient’s age, ethnicity and, most importantly, underlying skeletal and cartilaginous structure. During your appointment, I will take into account your goals, surgical reality, as well as my artistic taste, and we will come up with a plan that will be thoroughly discussed and understood.
Healing from Rhinoplasty
Healing after a rhinoplasty doesn’t take days; it takes months. You will be responsible for following very explicit postoperative instructions – splinting, taping, sleeping with your head elevated, etc. These steps can be cumbersome to follow, but for you to achieve the best result, it’s imperative to control swelling and inflammation. If not properly cared for, that swelling will turn into fibrous tissue which will blunt your result and make your nose look operated on. To ensure the best outcome from your procedure, we will have to be partners in this process, and I will not hesitate to turn away anyone who isn’t committed to following these instructions.