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When Is A Liquid Nose Job Not Enough?

A liquid nose job is an increasingly popular trend in facial plastic surgery. Instead of the invasive approach of traditional surgery, the surgeon injects muscle relaxers and/or dermal fillers to fill out or modify the nose. This injectable rhinoplasty alternative can be an affordable option for many seeking an altered nose profile or nose tip, but it lacks the capabilities of surgical rhinoplasty. Today, we take a look at the abilities and limitations of liquid nose jobs to help you determine whether they can meet your needs, or if surgery is the better choice for you.  What makes a liquid … Continue reading »

Getting a ‘Perfect’ Nose? Or the Perfect Nose for You?

We often look to celebrities for inspiration when deciding what adjustments to make to our appearance. From body types to facial features, celebs are the icons of beauty and fame.  This is why we often have clients come in asking for specific requests, like “I want Angelina Jolie’s nose.” Because it’s easy to view these celebrities as having a perfect nose, it’s no wonder people want it.  But any top facial surgeon will tell you, the perfect nose for them, is not always the perfect nose for you. Why you should be wary of the “Perfect Nose” That perfect little … Continue reading »

Am I Too Young? What’s The Right Age For A Nose Job?

Regardless of age, culture or what walk of life you may come from, rhinoplasty is a highly desired facial plastic surgery procedure.  But is there such thing as being too young, or too old, for a nose job? We take a look at the ideal age to get a nose job, as well as the differences in recovery and risks for rhinoplasty procedures at different ages. The Ideal Age Range for Rhinoplasty Surgery While there is no definite right age to have rhinoplasty, between 18 and 40 is considered an ideal range.  By this time you have developed physically and … Continue reading »

Bad Nose Job: What Do You Do?

A bad nose job can change your life. Obsessing over what went wrong, depression and figuring out what to do next can occupy your mind.  When a rhinoplasty doesn’t go the way you expected, you may even blame yourself. It’s a hard thing to go through, but don’t worry, you do have options. Here are a few things to do and to consider when you’re not happy with a nose job. The Healing Process Healing is a tough time for some rhinoplasty patients.  You’re anxious to see how your new nose will appear, but can’t see past the initial bruising … Continue reading »

Finding the Perfect Timing for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure, on average the surgery lasts about 2 hours and the patient may expect to stay in the surgical facility for a few hours after surgery.  Most patients find the recovery period to be better than expected. There is always some facial pressure, nasal congestion and swelling.  Bruising is variable between patients. Patients recovering from rhinoplasty typically need 2 weeks for bruising and swelling to go down. Again, this can vary on the patient. While most patients can work from home after a few days, the average “social downtime” is 10 – 14 days. With … Continue reading »