After Rhinoplasty: Will I Still Look Like Me?

shutterstock_50475193If you are one of the many men and women considering having a nose job (rhinoplasty), you may wonder if you’ll look like someone totally different after surgery. You might be asking yourself questions like, will I still look like me or will people — including myself! — recognize me? If this sounds like you, the experienced surgeons of Allure Plastic Surgery of Miami want to assure you that the procedure is not meant to change your facial identity, but instead to bring harmony to your facial features.

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that seeks to subtly change the nose shape or size (or both) so that it is more proportionate to your face. Your “new” nose will enhance your natural beauty; it won’t make you look unlike yourself or make it look obvious you’ve had surgery. That said, there is some additional due diligence that you can follow to ensure that you get the best possible surgery results.

Choose a Surgeon Known for Natural-Looking Results

When searching for a surgeon to perform rhinoplasty, or any plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to find one with the right credentials, practical training and experience it takes to give you natural-looking results. Look for a surgeon that is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has completed six to eight years of residency training. Surgeons that lack this certification but still refer to themselves as cosmetic surgeons or plastic surgeons, typically have significantly less education and training in the field of plastic surgery. Usually, they are medical doctors who have completed some supplemental training in cosmetic surgery.

All of the surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Together, they have 80 years of experience, with a strong track record of helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through plastic surgery.

Look at Their Before-and-After Patient Photos

The proof is in the pudding, as they say, so when evaluating plastic surgeons make sure to review the real-life results they’ve achieved in the past. Do so by looking at the before-and-after photos of their past patients, especially their rhinoplasty patients. Narrow it down even further, if you can, by looking for photos where the patient has a nose similar to yours in the “before” picture, so that you can get a glimpse of what kind of surgical results you might be able to expect. Most surgeons have a patient photo gallery on their website, so this should be easy to do; if they don’t have a gallery, you can request photos of their past patients.

Use Technology Pre-Surgery to Visualize Your Results

Allure Plastic Surgery makes it possible to “try on” your new nose prior to surgery through the use of an online service called Touch MD. This program lets you upload photos and include visual tools that one of our surgeons can use during your consultation to help you better understand the procedure and get a sense of your final results. To enjoy the services of Touch MD, schedule a free consultation with one of our surgeons today. Call Allure Plastic Surgery at (305) 479-2991.