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So rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a procedure done in order to reshapen one's nose. It's either to shorten the nose, make it smaller, narrower; you can even address some breathing issues during a rhinoplasty.

Most people do what's called a reductive rhinoplasty, which means they remove things that they think are excess; therefore, making your nose smaller. I do what's called a reconstructive rhinoplasty. The difference being this: once you remove all the key structures in a nose, the nose then becomes weak. And while it may look good the first year, over the next couple of years, your nose may start to collapse, it may get narrow, and it may start looking undesirable. The way I do your nose is as follows: I take cartilage from the inside of your nose, from your septum, which helps with your breathing, and then, while I make your nose smaller, I leave behind beams and struts that leave structure or strength to your nose, you can't see any of those, that over the next five to ten to twenty years, your nose looks and stays the same and that's critical.

So in order to get a natural nose or a nose that not everyone knows you had done, there's five key pitfalls that you need to avoid. Number one, you want to make sure that your nose is not over-scooped or looks like a ski slope. Number two, you want to make sure the point of your nose isn't over-narrowed like a woodpecker. Number three, you want to make sure that your nose is not turned up so much like a piggy. Number four, you want to make sure that they haven't pinched your nostrils in so much that you can't breathe. And number five, you want to make sure that they haven't broken your bones and squashed them together, so it looks like you have a pencil on your nose. If you avoid these five key elements, you'll do well with your rhinoplasty.

Additionally, you want to make sure you don't get the same nose on everybody. A man's nose is different than a woman's nose. A Latino nose is different than an African-American nose. As an artist, as a painter, as a sculptor, that's something that I pay a lot of attention to. Therefore, during your consult, we spend a lot of time trying to figure out exactly what kind of nose looks best on you.

Rhinoplasty Mistakes To Avoid

Dr. Rady Rahban explains the five mistakes, or pitfalls, of a bad rhinoplasty surgery for which patients should be on the lookout.

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