You may remember last year that several media outlets quoted Bristol Palin as having had surgery for medical reasons before pointing out that there had been a few procedures to correct (for the better) her jawline and cheekbones. This followed on the heels of celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Ashlee Simpson and Cameron Diaz claiming that they had merely undergone a septoplasty, and not cosmetic surgery. They all ended up with great results, so why hide it?
Indeed, a septoplasty is a procedure which corrects a deviated septum and should not affect the outward appearance of the nose. Unlike, say, a rhinoplasty which is cosmetic surgery to make the nose look more attractive. A rhinoplasty, unlike a septoplasty, constitutes what we think of as elective surgery.
And, you can have more than one.
Revision rhinoplasties are also pretty common among celebrities and are pretty complex procedures for the surgeon. It takes skill to identify, correct, and repair a less than perfect rhinoplasty, as well as some artistic skills to get the nose just right for the client.
Of course, many of the revisions were probably due to improved technologies letting celebrities and others get the exact look that they want by using a mixture of better tools and computer imaging.
Some, however, may actually be necessary, in the case of revision septoplasty whereby as a deviated septum can resist change, causing it to attempt to revert. A revision septorhinoplasty can help to change the structure of the nose, thereby allowing the septoplasty to take effect, while also improving the aesthetic appearance of the nose.
In the skilled hands of an experienced facial plastic surgeon, results should be completely natural so people may never know you’ve had surgery, perfect if you’re a celebrity or even an average Joe.
To learn more about septoplasty, rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Shervin Naderi of the Naderi Center for Rhinoplasty and Cosmetic Surgery at (703) 481-0002 in Herndon, Virginia, or (301) 222-2020 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.