Rhinoplasty is a surgical technique to change the shape of the nose. More commonly known as ‘Nose Job’, the procedure is done to repair the nose for cosmetic reasons, but can also be performed for medical reasons such as correcting breathing issues associated with chronic health conditions such as sinusitis or sleep apnea. Also Read: Do you have diabetes? This device can measure real-time blood sugar levels and improve quality of life
By 2028, the global rhinoplasty market size is expected to reach USD 7.3 billion. It is projected to swell at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2021 to 2028. The growth is driven by growing focus among the people in the age group of 16-50 towards physical appearance and also technological advancements in the dermatology industry.
However, despite the increase in the demand for nose jobs, there are abundant myths and misconceptions about it. Here’re some of the most common myths that are so prevalent that you’d be forgiven for believing they were true.
- Rhinoplasty is only for women
In popular culture, women are shown to be the biggest customers of plastic surgery and men are over-looked. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Men are equally self-aware about their looks and also opt for Rhinoplasty owing to medical reasons.
- Rhinoplasty is painful
General or local anesthesia is used to numb the area where surgery is being performed. Before the surgery, the facial surgeon gives a framework of pain-relieving options so that the patient is completely informed and comfortable
- Insurance plans cover Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty done to correct breathing issues are usually covered by insurance plans but cosmetic nose jobs are not covered by insurance
- Rhinoplasty cannot affect breathing and is completely safe
Nothing is 100% safe when you go under the knife. Rhinoplasty is associated with postoperative deformities. Procedures like reduction-rhinoplasty can cause breathing issues in as many as 70% of all revision-rhinoplasty cases.
- Recovery is long
Most people get back to their usual routine within a week. During the recovery period, patients are advised to follow a nasal regime and apply ice on the affected area. Take pain medications if required but most people only need them for a few days.