Rhinoplasty–more commonly known as a nose job–is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. Since the nose sits in the perceived center of the face, it plays an important role in facial appearance. When considering undergoing a nose job, many patients want to know if it will last the rest of their lives. The most frequent variation of this question is, “Is rhinoplasty permanent?” Let’s take a look at what patients can expect following a rhinoplasty surgery.
The nose–like most parts of the body–will change with age. Though, compared to other parts of the face such as the jowls, eyelids, and lips, the changes seen in the nose are fairly minor. Due to thinning skin and some tissue and bone loss, the nose can appear bigger with age. It may also begin to droop, but overall, the nose sees relatively few major changes for most people.
Therefore, depending on what is addressed during rhinoplasty, the surgery is considered permanent. For example, once corrected, a deviated septum is unlikely to recur without injury. Since the structure of the nose is much more stable, most aspects of rhinoplasty should stay mostly intact with age. Outside factors like injury or genetics can influence this though.
In general, rhinoplasty surgery is permanent. Though, Dr. Santos may discuss the outside factors which can influence this during your consultation. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.