News Roundup – Rhinoplasty
Women Using Instagram to Make “Rhinoplasty Diaries” Chronicling Nose Jobs
As cosmetic surgery becomes more mainstream and socially acceptable, people are becoming more comfortable admitting to having procedures and sharing their experiences with others. This is particularly true on Instagram where women are giving photo narratives of their nose job experiences in what they call the “Rhinoplasty Diaries.” Rachael Harman is one such diarist, and recently took her followers through the whole experience from the pre-surgery phase to her recovery with honest and candid photos and comments about her experience. Harman and other contributors hope that by chronicling their plastic surgery process through social media, they can help other people considering rhinoplasty by offering support and sharing what to expect.
Study Finds Post-Op Nose Job Satisfaction May Relate to Demographics
It turns out that how satisfied you are with your nose job may have little to do with how good your nose actually looks. A new study shows that rhinoplasty satisfaction may vary based on demographics including gender, race and socioeconomic status. The study surveyed 59 people who had rhinoplasty procedures, both before and after their surgeries. The participants were asked how much their results improved their satisfaction with their appearance as well as how much the procedure improved their quality of life. Women reported significant improvement in both quality of life and appearance satisfaction, while men only reported significant improvement in the latter. With regard to racial demographics, Caucasians reported an overall higher satisfaction rate than non-Caucasians. Age and income may play a role too, with those under the age of 35 and those making over $100,000 per year reporting higher satisfaction with their procedures.
Tehran Considered by Some to Be the Nose Job Capital of the World
Iran might not be commonly considered a hotspot for cosmetic surgery. However, you might be surprised to learn that many regard the capital city of Tehran as the nose job capital of the world. because they have more rhinoplasty procedures performed per capita than the city of Los Angeles. True, many Iranians adhere to the strict cultural rules of Islam, but there’s nothing in Islamic law that limits cosmetic surgery. Just like many cultures and ethnicities with a prevailing physical attribute, Iranians often have what’s known as a “Persian nose” and many are opting to change the nose to a smaller, more Western-looking shape.
Rhinoplasty Complications Are Lowered When Using Cartilage from Rib Cage
In many cases, a person’s goals can be met with rhinoplasty by removing and reshaping the existing cartilage in the nose. However, additional cartilage is sometimes needed to build-up or alter the nose. In this event, cartilage must be harvested from somewhere else in the body before it can be placed in the nose. Often, the surgeon will remove cartilage from the person’s own ribcage, as this cartilage is strong and works well for building up and reshaping the bridge of the nose. However, this cartilage source has garnered some criticism over the years for its tendency to warp and cause complications at the harvesting site, including a collapsed lung. A recent study has dispelled much of these concerns with findings that use of autologous rib cartilage for rhinoplasty resulted in low rates of complications both in the nose and at the donor site.