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The Royal Rhinoplasty: The Kate Middleton plastic surgery trend

Kate Middleton has been envied because of many things — her wardrobe, her regal posture, her teeth, her husband. And now people has found another thing to get envious of – her nose.

The Royal Rhinoplasty

It is no longer enough to just copy her style, but many women are opting for plastic surgery in order to also look like Kate Middleton even with just the nose part. Many have dubbed the “hottest spring accessory” of the year as the “Royal Rhinoplasty” or the “Kate Middleton Designer Nose.”

What made women desirous of the Duchess’ nose, according to psychologist Carmen Lefevre, is how “the symmetry of Kate’s nose, the angle between her lip and the tip of her nose and the minimal amount of nostril on show, are all near-perfect.” Women nowadays want cute, little perky noses that would look natural on their face.

The trend started in the US when New York women started flocking in plastic surgery centers with pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge in hand. It was also noted that the number of rhinoplasties done has tripled since 2011. The Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group from Britain has also remarked that the Duchess’ nose was “the most requested celebrity facial feature in 2012.”

Rhinoplasty in the Philippines

Rhinoplasty is a procedure for the reshaping of the nose to balance the rest of the face, which involves removing or re-arranging the bone and cartilage. Rhinoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure in the Philippines, and has been requested not just by women but also men and anyone from all walks of life either to get their desired look or get rid of breathing discomfort.

The top plastic surgery done in the country is still breast augmentation, but rhinoplasty is on its way to becoming a favorite procedure. It is not unusual for a Filipino to remark how flat his nose looks that when one has a nose job done, people would immediately notice. But with this new trend of “looking natural” as what plastic surgeons call Kate Middleton’s nose, achieving a pretty little nose that go well with one’s face would not be a problem.

With this boom of Kate Middleton rhinoplasty, do you think the Philippines should also follow this trend?


Facts on Rhinoplasty


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Rhinoplasty, also known as the “nose job” is a very popular surgery that improves the appearance and proportion of the nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-esteem. Unlike other surgeries, rhinoplasty is done not just for aesthetic appeal. It could also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

The best candidates for nose reshaping should be at least in their mid teens like 14 to 15 for girls, and slightly older for boys because at these ages, the nasal bone has already matured and the shape of the nose has stabilized. All rhinoplasty patients should have realistic expectations for their surgery. It is very important for the surgeon to know what the patient wants to look like after the procedure but this goal should also be surgically possible. All candidates should be physically healthy and have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of their appearance.

Surgery of the nose is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Through these incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose. The procedure itself usually takes about an hour or two and is usually an outpatient procedure.

After the procedure, the surgeon would give specific instructions on how to take care for the surgical site. You will be asked to keep your head elevated during sleep and apply cold compress for the first two days. Post-operative medicines will be prescribed to aid healing and to reduce the potential of infections. Engaging in strenuous activities during the first weeks after the surgery should also be avoided so it is very important to ask your surgeon when is the right time to do your normal activities and when to come back for the follow up. The outcome of the surgery will be apparent gradually in 6-8 weeks up to 6 months time.

Rhinoplasty carries the same risks as any other surgery. Bleeding, infection, and reactions to medications or anesthesia are possible side effects of rhinoplasty surgery. In addition, there are several risks that are unique to plastic surgery of the nose. These include burst blood vessels that can lead to red spots and small scars on the underside of the nose.

With all these possible complications a candidate for rhinoplasty should be very candid with the decision to undergo the procedure. He/she should decide if the benefits will fulfill his/her goals and if the risks and potential side effects are acceptable.

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Rhinoplasty 101: A Quick Look from the Past

Rhinoplasty came from two greek words rhino which means “nose” and plassein which means “to reshape”. Rhinoplasty was believed to have been discussed as an aesthetic objective during the middle or late Renaissance. The earliest report of nasal surgery perhaps, is the description of the treatment of nasal fractures in the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus in which the first use of pressure dressing in surgery is found. In the country of India, one of the Brahman holy books, the Sushruta Veda describes the repair mutilated noses by a cheek flap, using a leaf as a pattern. The procedure was performed by tile makers and was apparently quite common, due to the practice of cutting off the tip of the nose as punishment.

Cutting of the nose or nose tip was a common way of punishing thieves in India. The injured nose served as a warning to others and the convicts logically wished to have their noses restored. By surgically reshaping noses, Sushata Samgita (an Indian Surgeon) made it possible for convicts to get a fresh start and live a life where they were not stigmatized by their previous conviction. By the middle 1800s different surgeons in America and Europe began to experiment cosmetic surgical procedures to enhance the shape and appearance of the nose.

The first intranasal rhinoplasty was performed by John Orland Roe in 1887 and was transformed into a medical art from by Jacques Joseph in 1898 which aims to help people when the size of their nose caused them social embarrassment.

This procedure took a huge advancement throughout the most tragic times of the 20th century during the WWII. In order to provide wounded troops greater quality of life, surgeons were strained to make major technological advances which lead to the improvement of anesthesia and antiseptic techniques, bringing major advances in rhinoplasty surgery.

During the old times, this type of surgery cost a lot and could only be afforded by rich or famous people. From 1950 till today, the development of rhinoplasty has been improved upon by technological advances. Rhinoplasty can now be done on any kind of patients, irrespective of their cultural and financial background. It also became quiet cost effective which allows more people to get a nose job.

In the present time, nose-reshaping surgery or the nose job is one of the most common types of facial surgery. Rhinoplasty in the Philippines was known to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose. It enhances facial harmony and boost self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

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Rhinoplasty for Health: Beyond the Aesthetics

How is rhinoplasty taken for health and reconstructive purposes?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is commonly employed for two main reasons. Some people undergo this surgical procedure for the sake of improving their overall looks. While other people see this procedure as the best remedy for respiratory obstructions brought about by congenital birth defects, physical damage or trauma. The primary concern of this type of rhinoplastic procedure is to restore nose back to full functional capacity.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty for Children

Children typically undergo reconstructive rhinoplasty due to congenital birth defects that impaired both the aesthetic and the functional properties of the nose. Such cases include the incomplete development of the nasal cavity which typically leads to breathing difficulties. Problems like this make it more difficult for the younger patients in more ways than one as they would often get subjected to minor, but nonetheless, traumatic forms of psychological and emotional torment. This is usually brought about by other children who thoughtlessly teased the patient without any understanding about their medical situation. At this point the line between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery usually gets blurred. This is because in cases like these the surgical team would have to consider both the aesthetic and functional aspects of the nose. Although the restoration of the nose and its internal structure’s full functionality would be the main priority the team also needs to give the patient’s nose a normal look to it.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty for Adults

As for adults reconstructive rhinoplasty is typically employed to repair nasal damage brought about by physical trauma. The patient might have had an accident or was brutally assaulted by some hooligan. Sometimes reconstructive rhinoplastic surgerymight be employed to correct the results of a previous procedure. An operation that led to complications that caused the impairment of the primary functions of the patient’s nose.

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Rhinoplasty for Aesthetics: Getting a Nose Job For Beautification Purposes

While surgical operations that involve the nose are originally offered for health and reconstructive purposes, their advantage are now being taken into aesthetics. Learn how rhinoplasty are used for beautification reasons.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical operation typically performed by an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, or plastic surgeon for the sake of either improving or restoring the functionality (reconstructive surgery) and/or the looks (cosmetic surgery) of the patient’s nose. Rhinoplasty is commonly known as “nose reshaping” or “nose job” but the name was actually derived from the Greek words: “Rhinos” which refers to the nose and “Plassein” which refers to the act of shaping. A patient may undergo Rhinoplasty to meet aesthetic goals. This article intends to share with the readers some of the typical reasons for getting a rhinoplastic procedure done and the benefits that go along with it.

Reasons and Benefits

Some patients undergo surgical rhinoplastic procedures for the sake of improving their overall looks. As shallow as that may sound there are certain driving forces acting behind the scenes that pushes the patient into going for this option. For some patients, they perceive this procedure as a way to broaden their horizons and open up new opportunities. Other patients see cosmetic procedures like Rhinoplasty, as a way to remedy their personal insecurities. And as a matter of fact there are those who actually consider having cosmetic procedures done as a way to reward their hard work through the years.

The benefits of getting a rhinoplasty typically include having the chance to at least “try” to look like a movie star. Another obvious benefit would be the confidence boost derived from looking better than the old “you” before the procedure was done. But as vain as this may sound, it is a medical fact that people who look better than most of us, feel better about themselves and are less likely to suffer from clinical depression. So in conclusion it’s ok to stick with what we have but the option is always there, ready to be taken.

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Rhinoplasty and Philippine Media: How TV Influences Filipinos to Get a Nose Job

This article is about the relationship between cosmetic surgery, in this case rhinoplasty, and the Philippine media.

Throughout the decades the public opinion has changed about cosmetic surgery. It can be noted that at one point even the Catholic Church condemned the act of getting a nose job done as defying the divine will. The main justification for this was the belief that a person must live with what the lord has given them. But as the years passed the people’s concept of beauty changed as did their views about the idea of getting a nose job. More and more pinoys are becoming open to the idea of getting it done. Despite this sudden spark in interest the middle class pinoy’s priorities still lie with responding to the daily needs of the family so the rich are more likely to go for a rhinoplastic procedure.

Is the media somehow responsible for these changes in public opinion? Well it is a safe bet that it does play its part in creating these changes. And it is an understatement to say that the part it played was undeniably crucial in the proliferation of Rhinoplasty or any other form of cosmetic procedure in the Philippines for that matter.

To simplify everything here is one way to look at the symbiosis between the two. The beautiful faces of top celebrities (whether they’re from the local scene or from abroad) inspire the fancy of the people. The different forms of media are used to exhibit this beauty to the public. And a cosmetic surgeon gives the patient a shot at having at least same nose as your favourite celebrity. To make things short, the Philippine media continuously contributes in increasing public awareness and interest in cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty in the Philippines: How is Rhinoplasty Done?

Planning to get a rhinoplastic surgery? Learn how rhinoplasty is done in the Philippines and other parts of the world.

The Anaesthetics of Rhinoplasty

The patient has a say when it comes to the type of anaesthetic to be used by the surgeon for the operation. They can choose between general anaesthetics, sedation, or they can choose to go with local anaesthetics.

The operation of rhinoplasty in the Philippines typically begins with plotting of points where changes are going to made and the application of local anaesthesia to numb the area and temporarily reduce vascularity. The type of local anaesthetic used is typically a mixture of lidocaine and epinephrine.

Different Approaches of Rhinoplasty

Regardless of the type of approach the patient chooses to go with, the sequence of events that will transpire throughout the operation will barely change. The only difference between the open and the closed approach would have to be the fact that it is easier for the surgeon to use the open approach since the additional incision in the area between the nostrils gives them a better view of the area to be operated on.

Rhinoplasty After the First Incision

After the initial incisions are made, the rhinoplastic surgeon then separates the skin and the soft tissues of the nose from the underlying cartilage and bone. The desired adjustments are then made on the cartilage and bone, and the incisions are finally sutured closed. Some rhinoplastic surgeons use a stent or packing inside the nose, followed by tape or additional stent on the outside.

Most surgeons would typically go for the open approach. This is because the extra incision provides the surgeon with a better view of the areas that they’ll be working on. This also reduces the overall chance of surgical error. Despite this fact it is still advisable to talk to your surgeon about the approach to take prior the operation.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Learn more about rhinoplasty and whether you should get it or not.

Even during the time of the ancients, people were already conscious of the way their noses looked. In fact, the earliest recorded rhinoplastic operations were credited to Sushruta, an important Ayurvedic physician in ancient India, during circa 500 BCE (Before Common Era). He described the ancient procedure in a scripture called: Sushruta Samhita where he described how he along with his disciples restored the noses of poor citizens who were subjected to nasal amputation due to tax violations and various other crimes.

What is a Rhinoplastic Procedure?

Rhinoplasty a surgical procedure which is implemented for three main reasons:

  1. It could be done for the sake making the patient’s nose look better.
  2. Or done for the sake of fixing the nose after being subjected to some major form of abuse or trauma, for example getting your nose hammered by one Pacman’s monstrous left haymakers or getting into a car accident.
  3. Another possible reason for getting this procedure would be to correct a birth defect or breathing problem.

The Choices to Make with Rhinoplasty

There are two general ways to choose in terms of the approach to be used by your cosmetic surgeon. In a closed rhinoplasty, the initial incisions are made inside the nostrils. The one essential advantage of this approach could be the fact that the post operation scars are invisible to the naked eye.

As for the open approach, an additional inconspicuous incision is made in the area of skin that separates the nostrils. The additional incision provides the surgeon with greater visibility making it easier for them to do the procedure. The increased visibility essentially aids in reducing the overall risk of surgical error making the open approach the best choice for most cosmetic surgeons.

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Are You In for a Nose Job? Learn How Rhinoplasty Works

For those who are not content with the shape and appearance of their nose, there is a solution – rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a surgical operation whereby the nose can be reshaped. Rhinoplasty can be the answer to cosmetic problems or to more serious medical ones. The procedure can radically alter the appearance of a person’s nose – it can change the nose’s shape and size, and even the span of the nostrils. More importantly, the procedure can be sued to correct particular medical problems, such as birth defects, breathing problems and facial injuries.

Rhinoplasty is permanent, therefore the decision to undergo the procedure done by a cosmetic surgeon must first be considered carefully. Basically the deliberation must center only on whether rhinoplasty is really what the patient wants. If it is, then the only remaining consideration is whether he is in the proper age to undergo the treatment and whether he can afford the treatment financially. The age consideration refers to whether the patient has already completed their growth spurt period.

A person who undergoes the procedure must be prepared for possible side effects of the surgery. Although complications after the operation are rare, the happening of the same cannot be totally discounted since risks are attached to all surgical operations. The possible complications include infection, nosebleed or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. An unpleasant problem might be slight scarring, especially where the procedure performed utilizes the open technique, whereby the procedure is performed outside the nose. Fortunately though, such scars are rare and are often invisible or unnoticeable. Moreover, the other complications such as infections can easily be treated by the surgeon and can be prevented by religiously following the instructions given.

A patient who underwent the procedure will feel uncomfortable during the first few days. His face will feel puffy and his nose will most probably ache. These discomforts are manageable and can easily be removed by taking pain medication and applying cold compress. The stitches, dressings or splints, if any, shall be removed after about one week, and recovery after that will speed up.

Recovery after a rhinoplasty is unusually fast. For some people it would only take two days before they can do their usual activities again. For others, recovery may take a little longer and the swelling may last for a few months. The patient must constantly return to his plastic surgeon so that his recovery will be closely monitored.

Finally, after the surgery, a patient’s activities will have to be limited. Any strenuous activity should be avoided as much as possible and extreme care must be taken when cleaning the face or touching the nose.

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