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4+ Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty

Young woman pointing at her noseHave you been considering a nose job (medically known as “rhinoplasty”)? It is a very popular procedure, and for good reason – it provides great results and has both cosmetic and medical uses. Here are 4+ reasons to consider getting rhinoplasty!

Why have a nose job?

You have your own reasons for considering a nose job, but here are some other reasons to consider:

  1. It can help with medical issues. If you snore, it may be because your septum is crooked or there is cartilage in the nose in such a way that it interferes with your breathing. Or, you may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, a condition in which the patient stops breathing and then starts again several times throughout the night. Some sleep disorders are caused by blocked nasal passages. Rhinoplasty may be able to help with these problems. 
  2. It can drastically change your looks. The shape and the size of your nose have a major effect on how the rest of your face looks. A nose job changes not just the nose but the entire aesthetics of the face.
  3. It can improve your self-esteem. Have you always been self-conscious about your nose? Rhinoplasty is a fairly quick, safe way to get the nose you’ve always wanted so that you don’t have to be self-conscious anymore.
  4. There are many pluses to a rhinoplasty procedure. It is an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than 2 hours. It can be performed using intravenous sedation, and most patients report only minor pain afterward, although you will have bruising and swelling for about 2 weeks. The amount of downtime needed for recovery is only a couple of days, although it will take a couple of weeks before you can get back to anything too strenuous.

Whether you are considering work on your nose for cosmetic or medical reasons, the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, can help. Rhinoplasty may not be the only way to make changes to your nose – Dr. Weinstein may be able to alter your nose non-surgically. Call (908) 879-2222 today for an appointment!


Preventing and Treating Scars

Skin is a pretty amazing organ – but it is also rather delicate. It can easily be scarred, marred, and damaged, causing pain and leaving you feeling self-conscious. But there are things you can do to prevent scars if your skin has been damaged, and there are also ways to treat scars that you’ve had for years. Read on for some information on preventing and treating scars.

Preventing scarring

• It is surprisingly easy to burn yourself on the stove, with your curling iron, or even on a metal surface on a hot day. If you have a burn, put ice on the area right away. To prevent scars (and to also help cool the skin down), use aloe vera on the burn 3 or 4 times a day. Taking A, C, E, and B vitamins can help to create new, healthy skin to keep scars from forming.

• Acne scars can result from painful cystic acne, which is acne that forms deep beneath the skin, but it can also be the result of picking at acne. Avoid picking, squeezing, or popping pimples, which can make acne worse and cause scars, and make sure you are using a skincare routine that prevents acne in the first place – you may have to see a doctor for a prescription strength treatment.

• If you’ve accidentally cut yourself, keeping the wound clean and covered and not picking the scab off prevents infection as well as scars. Keeping the wound moist by using petroleum jelly on it can also help.

Treating scars

If you have unsightly scars, your plastic surgeon may be able to help, with a filler such as Restylane or Juvéderm. Fillers are a safe, noninvasive, and quick way to treat imperfections in the skin, such as scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, and to add volume to the skin. Your doctor will be able to help you decide which treatment would be right for you.

If despite your best efforts you’ve developed some scars over the years, the staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help. Contact the office in Chester, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment to discuss your options. Call (908) 879-2222 today!

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