Do You Believe These Rhinoplasty Myths?

Not just a cosmetic procedure, rhinoplasty can help alter the size and shape of the nose as well as allow for improvements in nasal function. Both a popular and sometimes necessary procedure, misconceptions about rhinoplasty may prevent people from getting a procedure that can help them achieve both cosmetic and functional goals.

Knowing the truth about rhinoplasties can help you make the best, most informed decision. Do you believe these popular rhinoplasty myths?

They Aren’t That Popular

Rhinoplasties are the most common facial plastic surgery in the world. In fact, nearly 220,000 procedures are performed in the United States nearly every year, with data suggesting that number to increase.

Rhinoplasty Is Only a Cosmetic Procedure

A rhinoplasty can also improve functional aspects of the nose. Correcting defects from injuries such as crooked or bent noses and improving breathing and function of the nasal cavity, rhinoplasty may also be able to treat narrow or collapsed nasal passages.

To determine if you can benefit from a rhinoplasty for your nasal problems, speak to your doctor.

The Results Cannot Be Changed

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that can be performed to further alter your nose. It should be noted that a revision rhinoplasty is considered a more involved procedure, so be sure to find a surgeon who is both familiar and experienced with the procedure.

You Can Get One at Any Age

According to some researchers, your nose continues to grow until the age of 18 for some adolescents. It is recommended to wait until nasal growth stops before getting a rhinoplasty. Undergoing a rhinoplasty while growth is still occurring can alter your results.

A well-trained surgeon can help determine if now is the appropriate time for you to get a rhinoplasty.

Work With Well-Trained Surgeon Dr. Kleto

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto has provided exceptional results and care to Knoxville, Sevierville, TN, and the surrounding areas. With a remarkable 25 years of experience, he provides excellent service to those under his care.

Dr. Kleto provides cutting-edge techniques and technologies and will walk you through the rhinoplasty techniques that are appropriate for you and your goals.

To work with Dr. Kleto, contact his Knoxville, TN, office at 865-524-2442 or call 865.524.2442 for the Sevierville, TN, office and schedule a consultation.


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