Nose Job: Yes or No?

We use the very latest techniques and technology to provide our San Diego patients with rhinoplasty treatments to help achieve facial harmony and balance

The decision to have a nose job is an important one. A nose job, or rhinoplasty, can effectively correct the size, shape, symmetry, and proportions of the nose to achieve a more beautiful harmony with the rest of the face. In addition to cosmetic enhancement, rhinoplasty is also performed to correct defects that impede airflow, resulting in improved breathing and better health. Whether you’re considering a nose job for aesthetic or health reasons, Dr. Laverson provides a superior level of surgical care and is committed to patient comfort and satisfaction.

It’s important to remember that rhinoplasty involves major surgery and should be done only after careful consideration. Before you make the decision to undergo nose job surgery, here are a few things to consider first:

Your favorite celebrity’s nose may not look the same on you

If your nose is too big or too long or otherwise disproportionate to your other features, you may have been dreaming about the perfect nose for a long time. While it’s true that a proportionate nose will help enhance your other features, there is no singular perfect nose that looks great on every face. When you work with Dr. Laverson, he will ask what you have in mind and will be happy to look at any pictures you bring in, but you’ll also want to keep in mind that he has performed thousands of nose jobs and has a keen eye for aesthetic beauty. Using a hand-drawn proposed profile so you can see what he’s envisioning, Dr. Laverson may recommend slight modifications to your ideal nose so that it works in harmony with the rest of your face. Ultimately, however, you get to decide which changes are made to your nose.


  • No two nose jobs are the same

Not only does every individual have unique features, but they also have unique bone structure, nasal cartilage, and skin, as well as different desired outcomes. The surgical techniques Dr. Laverson uses to enhance the nose and harmonize the face will vary according to the needs and preferences of the individual. There is no one-size-fits-all nose job procedure. Where one patient may want their tip raised and their bridge narrowed, another may opt to have their nostrils reshaped and a bump lowered. With decades of experience in performing rhinoplasty, Dr. Laverson is equipped with the surgical expertise required to reshape the nose for optimum beauty and function.


  • The perfect nose takes time

Rhinoplasty is not a quick in-and-out procedure. First, you’ll need to prepare by quitting smoking for at least three weeks prior to your surgery, and avoiding aspirin, Bayer, Excedrin, Ibuprofen, or any other anti-inflammatory medication for at least ten days as well. On the day of the surgery, you’ll want to clear the day. This is not a surgery to be rushed. In the hands of Dr. Laverson, who is known for his commitment to slow, methodical, surgical precision and artistry, your nose job may take several hours, depending on the extent of the changes. After your rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll need at least 10 days to rest and recover, and up to six weeks before you can return to your normal exercise routine. As long as you adhere to the pre-and post-surgery instructions given to you by Dr. Laverson, and as long as you can refrain from trying to rush any part of the process, you’ll get the best possible results and a nose you love.


  • Your final results may not be visible for months

Rhinoplasty is major surgery, and in the early days and weeks after your procedure, you can expect significant swelling and bruising. While the bruising typically subsides within a couple of weeks, the swelling often lasts months, distorting your final results. It’s important to know this going forward, particularly if you’re hoping to see your results in time for a special event, such as a wedding. Be sure to plan ample time for the swelling to go down and remember that it’s part of the process. As eager and anxious as you will probably feel during the healing process, once you see your new nose, you’ll understand that it’s entirely worth the wait.


  • You may be even more enthusiastic about plastic surgery after your nose job

Once the swelling goes down and your new nose settles into its final size and shape, you may feel the exhilaration of relief, especially if you’ve felt self-conscious about your nose for a long time. When you see what a difference even the simplest changes can make, you may also find yourself considering other procedures you hadn’t thought of before. This is common. Some patients take the opportunity to move forward on additional procedures while they’re feeling open and excited. Others decide to pause and think about it before they undergo any other procedures. Only you will know for sure what’s best for you, but you can trust that at Feel Beautiful in San Diego, there’s no pressure either way. Just let us know if we can be of service in any way.


  • Ready for a new nose and enhanced facial harmony? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Laverson today.

At Feel Beautiful in San Diego, you are in the hands of a highly regarded plastic surgeon with a stellar reputation not only for providing his patients with beautiful results but also for treating them with the utmost care and compassion. When you come in for your consultation, it won’t take long for you to understand why Dr. Laverson’s patient testimonials and ratings are so high. Plastic surgery is not just his career, it’s his passion. He meticulously plans every nose job procedure with a keen eye for detail and aesthetic harmony, then he executes accordingly. If you’re looking for a skilled and experienced San Diego nose job doctor who is committed to helping you look and feel your best, call Feel Beautiful at (858) 295-4001 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Laverson today.

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