Rhinoplasty on the Decline?

It’s always interesting when I come across information that relates to cosmetic surgery in Lafayette, LA. Just recently, I read an article posted by tabletmag.com that says fewer Jewish women are having rhinoplasty because they want to maintain their ethnic identity. This was based on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2011 report that the number of rhinoplasty procedures has dropped 37% since 2000. The article suggests that an increase in ethnic pride and shifting beauty standards are responsible for the dip in nose jobs.

As a surgeon, I find this interesting for many reasons. Most notably, I find it fascinating that there is an underlying assumption that rhinoplasty will produce a “cookie-cutter” nose and erase an individual’s identity. What must be understood is that plastic surgery in Baton Rouge, and around the world, isn’t what it used to be. A good surgeon can refine a person’s nose so that it maintains its ethnic integrity without sacrificing aesthetics. At my practice, each nose surgery I perform is different, and I take extra care to preserve my patients’ unique features while achieving facial balance. It is a delicate art that requires a great deal of skill and knowledge, but the results speak for themselves.

Plastic surgery should never be used as a way to look like someone else. But if people are unhappy with the way they look and want to change their appearance for their own personal reasons, then plastic surgery is an option.

Men and women today don’t have to choose between being unhappy with their appearance and looking like someone they’re not. Now, they can be the most beautiful version of themselves.

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