Rhinoplasty Myths: Debunked

How much do you know about rhinoplasty? Although this procedure is very common, it is also very misunderstood. Many of the truths you think you know about rhinoplasty, are actually myths and not true at all. Let’s discover the truth together by debunking several top rhinoplasty myths. Which of these have you heard?

Rhinoplasty Myth #1- You Can Tell When Someone Has Had Rhinoplasty

Think you can spot a rhinoplasty? Not if it’s a good one. Ideally, a rhinoplasty should look completely natural, like the nose you were meant to have. Scarring is minimal for most patients, and once your incisions have fully healed, no one should be able to tell you’ve had cosmetic surgery, unless you choose to tell them yourself.

Rhinoplasty Myth #2- There Is One Ideal Nose

What does the ideal nose look like? Truth be told, this can vary substantially from patient to patient. Our goal is to create a nose that complements your other features and brings your face into harmony. For some patients, this will mean small and upturned while others need something a little larger or wider. We customize each and every rhinoplasty because we know that there is no one ideal nose. We’ll help you find yours!

Rhinoplasty Myth #3- Any Plastic Surgeon Can Perform a Successful Rhinoplasty

One of the most important decisions you’ll make in the rhinoplasty process is your choice of surgeon. Don’t trust your results to just any plastic surgeon. Look for a plastic surgeon that specializes in rhinoplasty and performs many procedures each year.   Dr. Epstein is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in the Chicago area and is well known for his natural looking results.

Rhinoplasty Myth #4- Rhinoplasty Is Only Cosmetic Surgery

Although the majority of our rhinoplasties are performed for cosmetic reasons, many patients do choose rhinoplasty to correct functional abnormalities. A deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, and other breathing problems can interfere with your quality of life. Functional rhinoplasty can be performed on its own, with little change to the nose’s appearance, or can be paired with a cosmetic rhinoplasty to improve both aesthetics and function.

Now that you know the truth behind these common rhinoplasty myths, call our office to schedule your consultation with Dr Epstein today.

Dr. Michael Epstein and Dr. Daniel Krochmal are plastic surgeons at MAE Plastic Surgery in Northbrook, IL, which is a suburb in the North Shore of Chicago. While both doctors perform aesthetic plastic surgery on all areas of the body, Dr. Epstein specializes in facelift procedures and rhinoplasty (nose shaping), while Dr. Krochmal specializes in body contouring including tummy tucks, liposuction, and butt shaping (both implants and the Brazilian Butt Lift fat transfer). Both doctors perform breast augmentation and breast reduction surgery. We are proud sponsors of Eric and Kathy’s Chips, Dip and a Mexico Trip on 101.9 The Mix, Chicago’s top morning radio show.