New Year, New Nose

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When you think about New Year’s Eve what are the first things that come to mind? The ball dropping in Times Square? Champagne? Kisses at midnight? What about New Year’s resolutions? 45% of all Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and 17% infrequently do so, putting you in pretty good company if you make them as well. Most people resolve to lose weight, which is an admirable goal, but also an indication of just how focused our culture is on looking good. In that same vein, some people are vowing to get a nose job in the New Year.

The nose is the focal point of the face. When you look in the mirror it is at the center of your reflection, staring back at you. Having a nose that you are not satisfied with can distract from sparkling eyes, a perfect smile, and the most stylish haircut. A nose job can give you the confidence boost you need to change your frame of mind and turn your life around.

If you are thinking about getting a nose job in the New Year, here are a few things to consider:

  • What features of your nose are you most dissatisfied with?
  • Do you have realistic expectations about what changes can be made to your nose?
  • Is the doctor you are considering an expert in the type of procedure you need?
  • Are you a good candidate for closed rhinoplasty, which leaves no visible scars and takes less time to recover from than a traditional open procedure?

It is important to think carefully about why you want a nose job and what outcomes you want from the procedure. It is also important to carefully consider the possible risks, and to work with the best doctor you can find. Despite the fact that they are becoming more common, getting a nose job is not something that should be taken lightly. Rhinoplasty is a serious medical procedure that can have as significant an impact on your self-perception and self-esteem as your looks.

Only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions keep them, but this should not be a reason not to make them. In fact, people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.

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Englewood Facial Plastic Surgeon