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Top 7 Myths about Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

nose-eyes-640x511Rhinoplasty or more commonly referred to as “nose job” is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures of today. Actually, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery it is the second most popular procedures, with breast augmentation taking the first place. It seems like everyone else is getting their nose “done” but you shouldn’t jump right in without first doing your research. Like any other cosmetic surgery choosing the right experienced board certified plastic surgeon is key to reaching your ideal aesthetic goals.

Many myths surrounding Rhinoplasty have come up over the years, but we are here to set them straight! Here are the top 7 myths about Rhinoplasty:

1. It’s “just” a nose job

Many people think that because the procedure in itself only takes about 1-2 hours it is a simple procedure but in fact it is one the most challenging operations in all of plastic surgery. Not only because of the surgical expertise that is required but the artistic elements that come into play. It is all about proportions; solely removing a dorsal hump can make your tip look droopy or creating an extremely small nose that is not proportionate to the size of your face may look unnatural.

2. I will get horrible bruising

I’m sure we have all seen those pictures of people with black eyes after their rhinoplasty. Although some bruising is only natural, it all depends on the individual. Some people will need to have their nose fractured (broken) before surgery while others will only need a tip raise. Also some people just bruise more easily than others. The delicacy in which the doctor performs the surgery also plays into the amount of bruising patient’s experience.

3. It is extremely painful

You would think patients experience a lot of pain after rhinoplasty given the nature of the surgery but as a matter fact they don’t! Most patients experience discomfort rather than pain. After the anesthesia has subsided you may experience some degree of pain but this can be relieved through pain medicines. But most of the time patients say it feels similar to a cold because there nose is congested and they may have a sore throat due to the breathing tube placed down their throat during surgery.

4. I want my nose to look like that celebrities nose

One size fits all does not apply to noses. Just because it looks good on a person does not mean it will necessarily look good or natural on you. Having realistic expectations is instrumental to achieving a natural and beautiful nose.

5. Rhinoplasty will definitely be covered by my insurance

Most of the time insurance providers do not cover a rhinoplasty since they are mostly performed for cosmetic reasons. However, sometimes patients opt for a nose job because of functional issues such as problems breathing from a deviated septum, in which case insurance may cover the procedure.

6. Any plastic surgeon is qualified to perform a Rhinoplasty

Just like all plastic surgeons attended medical school and have their degrees, they all have a specialty. Meaning they perform certain types of surgeries more than others and are specialized in that type of procedure. Since rhinoplasty is such a complex procedure you should make sure your plastic surgeon has performed a large amount of plastic surgeries. This assures that they have a deep knowledge base on the aesthetic and functional components a Rhinoplasty requires.

7. The Downtime is way too long

A major concern for many people with busy schedules is surgery downtime. Rhinoplasty downtime is actually quite short. People usually return to work after two weeks and some after just one week, because they don’t mind going to work with bandages. About 80% of the swelling is gone 21 days after surgery. Strenuous exercise can be resumed 3-4 weeks following your surgery and driving usually up to 7 days after surgery.

Dr. Fuentes brings 20 years of experience providing cosmetic medical services and dedicates much of his practice to Rhinoplasties.

Dr. Fuentes brings 20 years of experience providing cosmetic medical services and dedicates much of his practice to Rhinoplasties.





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Top Non Surgical and Surgical Ways to Rejuvenate your Skin in 2011

Make 2011 YOUR YEAR to look and feel great!

Before and After Face Lift

Before and After Face Lift

One of the first places to notice effects of aging is the face and neck. The effects of gravity, sun exposure, free radicals, weight loss and daily stress can become visible in the form of deep creases between the nose and mouth, slack jaw line, and fat deposits in the neck. Cosmetic facial surgery can take years off by lifting sagging tired skin, reducing fine lines, enhancing and creating a balance to your facial features.

Before and After Photos of Facial Rejuvenation

Before and After Photos of Facial Rejuvenation

But with so many options available today, how do you know which one is best for you? We’ve put together a list of top ways to rejuvenate your skin, freshen up your look, and eliminate years off your skin. Take a look at this year’s top surgical, as well as non surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.

Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Services include:

* Face and Neck Lift
* Brow Lift
* Eye Lift
* Lip Enhancement
* Nose (Rhinoplasty)
* Cheek Enhancement
* Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty)
* Chin Liposuction
* Ears (Otoplasty)

Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Services include:

*Facial Fillers:
*Soft Lift
*Co2 Laser
*IPL Photofacial
*IPL Hair Removal

Learn more about these surgical and non surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, see more before and after pictures and discover the best treatments for you, at CosMed Clinic.

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Mexico is now Top 5 Destination for Cosmetic Surgery, According to ISAPS Global Study

Mexico remains a top country for cosmetic surgery for those traveling from US and Canada, as the travel costs are significantly less than other medical tourism destination

Mexico remains a top country for cosmetic surgery for those traveling from US and Canada, as the travel costs are significantly less than other medical tourism destinations.

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) released its global survey this year, which made Worldwide Plastic Surgery Statistics available for the first time.

In the survey, ISAPS announced Mexico as one of the top 5 destinations for cosmetic surgery.

While for the past ten years, the most popular surgical and non surgical procedure worldwide was breast augmentation, the 2010 study revealed new trends.

According to the article released by ISAPS, the Global Survey “reveals a new trend with liposuction representing 18.8% of all surgical procedures, followed by breast augmentation at 17%, and blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid lift) at 13.5%, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) at 9.4% and abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”) at 7.3%.

The popularity of surgical procedures varied by country with Brazil, the United States, China and Mexico listed as top countries for the top five procedures.

“The countries where non surgical procedures were performed were dominated by the United States, Brazil, Mexico and China and to a lesser extent by Japan, Hungary, South Korea, India and Germany.”

See full newswire release on this study and more stats on cosmetic surgery trends here.

Worldwide Plastic Surgery Statistics Available for the First Time

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