Is Rhinoplasty Noticeable?

Many of my rhinoplasty patients as if people will notice that they had a nose job. They see the computer generated image and may desire a very conservative change in fear of having too “done” of a look. Rhinoplasty should be performed in a manner that creates a very natural and un-operated result that fits that particular person’s face. I feel that each patient should have a unique nose that fits their face - not an overall “same” nose for different faces.

They say a good rhinoplasty is seen in the eyes and not in the nose. Even though the nose sits in the center of the face, it should not be the center of attention. Rhinoplasty should create a nose that blends into the face, or disappears on the face, so that people will notice your eyes, lips, or hair. The nose should not detract or distract from those features of the face.

I pride myself on creating as natural a result as possible for each patient’s nose and making sure it does not look operated and fits their face. Almost every single rhinoplasty patient of mine when asked, will say, “Nobody notices!”. Except for those they have told they are having surgery of course. For those who are very concerened about whether anyone will notice they have rhinoplasty, I tell them to cut their bangs, highlight their hair, or grow a beard (for men of course!). This will distract people if they do ask, “Something looks different???”, and you can simply point to that change you made.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.

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