Rhinoplasty may be one of the leading cosmetic surgery procedures, but that does not mean this treatment is protected from misinformation. As many people who have had beautiful nose jobs, myths about this procedure being obvious or a cure-all still abound. Here, we separate out the truth from fiction.
Look at that Nose!
One of the false ideas about rhinoplasty is that a nose job will look obvious. While there are certainly instances in which this theory could be proven absolutely true, it is important to understand that the nose job that looks like a nose job is the rare exception, not the rule. In reality, the results of a good nose job will never be identified as the work of a skilled plastic surgeon; they will look like a gift from Mother Nature herself.
I want That Nose.
Consulting with a plastic surgeon about rhinoplasty is not like ordering your favorite item from a catalog. No. Nose surgery is extremely customized. It is not possible to take an example of a nose from photos of a celebrity and transform any nose to look just like it. To do so could lead to disastrous results! Every face has unique proportions and dimensions. Therefore, rhinoplasty must be planned to fit within them. Otherwise, we find ourselves right back at Square One – the one in which a nose job looks like a nose job, and a bad one at that.
Any cosmetic surgeon can perform rhinoplasty.
This is true; any doctor who offers rhinoplasty as a service can conduct the procedure. However, that doesn’t mean every doctor who performs nose jobs is qualified to do so. Rhinoplasty is a delicate and intricate procedure that should be performed by an extensively trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Dahan holds two board certifications in plastic surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Earlier in his career, he completed a three-month fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery and Pediatric Craniofacial Reconstruction with the world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio.