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5 Interesting Facts About Rhinoplasty

Commonly referred to as nose job, Rhinoplasty in NY is the most popular facial cosmetic procedure. Rhinoplasty can aesthetically enhance the nose and its function by altering its structure. Although some are concerned that rhinoplasty may give them the “Michael Jackson” look, it doesn’t have to. Working with facial plastic surgery experts like Dr. Jennifer Levine in New York City ensures that your overall appearance will be improved, not completely changed.

Here are 5 interesting facts about rhinoplasty:

The first rhinoplasty was performed over 2000 years ago.

Rhinoplasty has its origins in India around 5000 BC. Mentioned in the religious text Sushruta Samhita by Sushruta, the procedure was used to restructure noses that were damaged in battles.

Rhinoplasty uses other parts of the body.

Implants are rarely used to restructure your nose. Instead, skin and cartilage are taken from other parts of the patient’s body, if needed, to restructure the nose.

Rhinoplasty is much more common than you may think.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. In 2007, almost 12 million people completed plastic surgeries and the top 5 procedures included Liposuction Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, and Abdominoplasty. Similarly, in 2015, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) records state that about 145,000 people opted for Rhinoplasty.

Techniques for men and women vary in rhinoplasty.

While the procedure is broadly the same, the technique used in rhinoplasty varies for men and women. The ideal proportions and angles vary by gender, which is why it is important to work with a rhinoplasty exert like Dr. Levine to achieve the best outcome. Dr. Levine is double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Rhinoplasty surgery is completed rather quickly.

When hearing the word “surgery”, many imagine a lengthy 4-hour procedure. On the contrary, a rhinoplasty typically only takes an hour or two.

Are you considering rhinoplasty in NY? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Levine by calling 212.517.9400.