Tags: rhinoplasty, nose job, cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction, JCAHO, in-office surgery, facelift,
Everyone has seen someone whose nose is crying out for a rhinoplasty...or 'nose job'. As a cosmetic surgeon, it takes a lot of will power on my part sometimes to keep my mouth shut.
Usually when I ask the patient where they got that nose, immediately they respond 'my grandmother', 'my mother's side of the family', etc...they always know which genetic line produced it.
We routinely do nose jobs in our JCAHO-accredited in-office surgery suite. Lately, we have done quite a few of these in combination with breast augmentations, liposuctions, facelift...any cosmetic surgery.
Patients can be understandably squeamish about the breaking of the nose bones, but of course they do not feel it. Even though it is common to have bruising and swelling and 'black eyes' after a nose job, it is not very sore afterward...most patients only take a few pain pills.
It is always very exciting to remove the nose splint, or cast, a few days post-op and watch the patients reaction to their new look. I usually get a big hug of thanks. And I have to ask them, what took you so long to get this done?