Published on June 15th, 2014 | by webmaster


Why a nose job is not just a simple beauty job

Our nose is one of the most defining features of our face. A little nip and tuck here and there can already make a big difference in our face, and can even be a life changing decision for some.

But a nose job or Rhinoplasty in medical terms is one of the most sought-after procedures in the world, including in the Philippines.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the top cosmetic surgical procedure in the US is nose reshaping with over 221 thousand procedures done. In the UK, rhinoplasty is among the top 5 surgical procedures and the number one in men.

Rhinoplasty Philippines is quite popular among women under the age of 35, college graduate and employed.



To simplify, there are 3 primary reasons why people have their nose done.

1. For Medical Reasons

If one suffers from a deviated septum, wherein the cartilage of the nose is off-center or crooked, and this may typically result to difficulty breathing through the nose and may lead to lots of breathing complications.

Deviated septum is more common than you think, but surgical correction is done only after the septum stops growing usually until age 18. Common symptoms of deviated septum include the following:

  • Nasal congestion, one or both nasal passages being blocked
  • Difficulty of breathing
  • Chronic sinus infection or sinusitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Postnasal drip
  • Snoring or loud breathing while asleep
  • Sleep apnea – sudden cessation of breathing during sleep


Another common medical reason for rhinoplasty is if one has a cleft lip or cleft palate, a birth defect that needs to be corrected for appearance and health reasons.


2. Accidents / Trauma

If your nose gets broken due to an accident or a blunt force trauma, it is better to repair it within the next two weeks after the incident to return the nose to its correct position without much trouble. This is because once the fractured bones become set, it becomes more difficult to put it back in its original position.

3. For cosmetic reasons

This is probably the most common reason for a nose reshaping procedure. Essentially, the goal here is to get a nose shape that is incongruent with the rest of one’s facial features.

A good board certified plastic surgeon, with a good aesthetic eye and with years of surgical experience, should be able to determine the right nose shape that will complement with certain facial features.

Even though the nose is one of the defining facial features, it is important to note that a good nose shape should not be a distraction or be too much of a ‘standout.’ Some of the more specific cosmetic reasons for a rhinoplasty include the following:

  • Removing a hump on the nose
  • Straightening the bridge
  • Reshaping the nose’s tip
  • Increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils
  • Making the nose bigger or smaller


Risks and Other Considerations

A good and responsible surgeon will tell you that there are always risks and complications in any type of surgery, major or minor.

The issue should be how to lessen any risks and complications and how to properly manage should anything arises, including allergic reaction anaesthesia, bleeding and infection. Other risks associated with rhinoplasty include:

  • Bursting of small blood vessels
  • Swelling
  • Numbing
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Need for further nose jobs


How to Choose the Right Surgeon for the Nose Job

It is a common local misconception that a rhinoplasty procedure or a nose job is a minor surgery. It is, in fact, a major surgery that requires a skilful and experienced surgeon, and preferably, a board certified plastic surgeon.

In the Philippines, there are only about a few dozen doctors who are board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The rest is cosmetic surgeons. It is important that your plastic surgeon has years of experience in nose job procedures and have a good reputation.

Another big consideration prior to your operation is choosing an accredited facility or clinic. Obviously, there is a big difference in charge fees between a well-known hospital and a clinic. If you opt for a small clinic, make sure it’s accredited properly and it has all equipment and a well-trained medical team needed for your operation.


About the Author


Devlin Duldulao is an SEO consultant, web designer, conversion specialist and the co-founder of Outsource SEO Philippines. He's also the co-founder of a volunteer group called Education for Aetas.

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