Did you know this about rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the cosmetic procedure involved in altering the appearance of the nose and is often referred to as a nose job.
Depending on the results the patient is looking for from their surgery, the surgeon will generally look to alter the shape of the nose of the bridge, which may be bent or have a bump in it, the tip or the nostrils.
Because the nose is the centre point of the face, the procedure can vastly improve a patient’s confidence once the surgery and recovery are complete, as not only the shape of the nose but the appearance of the whole face will change too. Although rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures you can undergo, there are some facts about it you might not already know – read on below to find out more!
The procedure is as old as time
There are records of rhinoplasty surgery taking place from over 2,500 years ago, with techniques much like the ones used today. The reasons for the surgery have changed somewhat though, with a medical book from India discussing the surgery to help patients whose noses had been damaged in battle. The book and its procedures were then brought to England in the 18th century, and the rest, as they say – is history!
Why ‘plastic’ surgery?
One commonly asked question is why the procedures are referred to as plastic surgery when no instance of plastic is used in the surgery. The term was coined before modern plastic materials were developed and actually refers to the Greek word ‘plastikos’ and the Latin word ‘plasticus’ which when translated actually means to hold or shape, which is a perfect description of the procedures.
Why have rhinoplasty
Whilst rhinoplasty procedures are often carried out for cosmetic reasons, many people use the surgery as an opportunity to alter defects caused at birth, by accidents or illness.
A nose job, or rhinoplasty procedure, is a tried and tested cosmetic procedure that has given patients all over the world confidence-boosting results.