A recent report from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says that rhinoplasty is seeing a boom in popularity. I’ve seen this firsthand as a rhinoplasty specialist in Dallas.
Last year, approximately 500,000 people had a rhinoplasty consultation. Some people speculate that social media is responsible for the increased popularity of nose surgery. It is conceivable that, as people take and share more photos of themselves on social sites, they become more motivated to change a nose that doesn’t photograph well. While social media may play a role in the upswing, it’s more likely that it just gives someone who is already dissatisfied with their nose the push to make a change.
Rhinoplasty is the No. 1 requested plastic surgery procedure for men, and No. 3 for women. Patients often request a celebrity ‘nose’, with men choosing the noses of Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp and women leaning toward those of Halle Berry and Nicole Kidman. Looking at pictures of a favorite celebrity in deciding your ‘perfect’ nose may be beneficial in planning, but the most successful rhinoplasty surgeries are those where a person’s own nose is fine-tuned and made more proportional to the rest of their features.
Whether you’re interested in rhinoplasty to change the nose you were born with, or correct one that’s changed due to an accident or aging, you’re in good company.