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Rhinoplasty: Plastic Surgery For Your Nose

Rhinoplasty (also known as "nose job" or nose plastic surgery) is a type of plastic surgery that is used to enhance the function or appearance of a person's nose. The technique has a profound history, as it was first developed by Sushruta (often dubbed as the "father of surgery"), who lived in ancient India around 500 BC. Several centuries down the line, his method of forehead flap rhinoplasty is practiced almost unchanged even today. Rhinoplasty can be performed for aesthetic reasons (cosmetic surgery) or to rectify congenital defects or breathing problems (reconstructive surgery).
People with a slightly abnormal nose feel that the shape or size of their nose is a source of social discomfort and embarrassment. But with rhinoplasty, patients don't have to live with a disfigured nose. Plastic surgery can seamlessly enhance the appearance of their nose and, therefore, instill a sense of self-esteem in them. Having a normal looking nose and facial features, they can enjoy social events with confidence and vigor.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the doctor's discretion and the patient's preference. Incisions are made on the nose to remove the soft tissue of the nose, revealing the underlying cartilage and bone. The cartilage and bone is then reshaped to rectify the deformity. A synthetic implant is necessary if the bone structure is weakened or damaged, possibly owing to an accident. The reshaping is not purely cosmetic; it might also be done to improve breathing.
All in all, rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. It can effectively alter the shape of the nose tip or the nose bridge, if the patient finds the original features unappealing. Apart from its aesthetic benefits, it can also rectify breathing problems and congenital defects or injury. No wonder why rhinoplasty is a highly prevalent form of plastic surgery.
An alternative to the invasive procedures that plastic surgery often employs is the new medical area known as medical and aesthetic cosmetics.
What is medical cosmetics?
It's probably easier to start with what Medical Cosmetics is not. It is not beauty treatments administered by Beauticians and it is not Cosmetic Surgery. It is non-invasive medical procedures, delivered by qualified medical professionals such as doctors, nurses or dentists, that change and enhance the way people look. The most well known products and treatments are Botox, Dermal Fillers and Skin Peels.
How does the treatment work?
Over time, our skin creases in the areas where we use our facial muscles the most - if you frown a lot, you develop lines between your eyebrows, if you raise your eyebrows a lot you develop lines on your forehead.
Treatment temporarily inactivates the muscles, giving you time to break the habit of using them repeatedly and giving your skin time to recover.
The treatment only takes around 15 minutes and consists of a few tiny injections in the area to be treated.
Within two weeks, the wrinkles you were so used to seeing in the mirror will have started to fade or disappeared altogether.
For the first couple of years, frequent treatments (three monthly) are required to 're-educate' the facial muscles. Thereafter, treatments are less frequent until a yearly maintenance treatment is normally all that is required.
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