The classic nose job (or rhinoplasty) is the third most popular plastic surgery in North America, with well over 207,000 procedures performed in 2019 alone. But despite its popularity, it is still the subject of a number of myths and misconceptions.
Unfortunately, this misinformation is likely keeping countless people from getting the procedure. They might have been bullied about their nose for years and carry insecurity about it into adulthood.
But they don’t get a nose job because they believe that one of these myths is true.
4 Things Most People Get Wrong About Nose Jobs
1. They’re Expensive
It’s a simple question: How much are nose jobs these days? You would be amazed at the wide range of answers you get.
The truth of the matter is that there are a number of factors that can influence the price of any given rhinoplasty procedure.
- Your surgeon’s level of experience and reputation
- The size of your area/ market
- The amount of work that needs to be done
Generally speaking, they tend to start at about $8,999 for a procedure from a quality surgeon. This is certainly one area where you get what you pay for. You don’t want to try to save some money by going with a less experienced surgeon.
It’s also worth noting that many plastic surgery clinics now offer procedure financing, to make things even more affordable.
2. You Can Choose Any Nose You Like
In a perfect world, you would be able to sit down in a plastic surgeon’s chair and ask for a Chris Hemsworth or an Emma Watson. However, you can’t simply ask for any celebrity’s nose.
Your surgeon is not a magician or a mad scientist. They will have to work with the existing structure that you have.
However, if you show them a nose type that you really like, they should be able to work with you to come up with a plan to capture the elements that you like for your own procedure.
3. They Are Just For Women
The rhinoplasty procedure was actually the #1 plastic surgery among men in 2019, and men got approximately 25% of all nose jobs last year.
There is no real difference between a male nose job and a female nose job. But the proportions of a classically handsome nose are usually different than what a woman would ask for. Men will typically have more specific ideas of the length, width, slope, and tip shape they want.
4. They’re Declining in Popularity
Some people may assume that the popularization of non-surgical procedures like Botox or dermal fillers would have led to a decline in nose jobs. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, the COVID-19 lockdown has only stimulated the numbers. People are forced to go on hateful Zoom video calls every day, while they now have the opportunity to recover from surgery at home.
This has led to a mini-boom for the plastic surgery industry. Roughly 70% of surveyed plastic surgeons said they have seen an increase in business during the pandemic, with 78% reporting an increase in rhinoplasty procedures.
We hope this has helped to set the record straight on nose jobs. If any of the things we’ve discussed today were keeping you from getting a nose job, now you know better.
Never let misinformation get in the way of self-improvement!