Nose jobs have been around for a long time, but they have been steadily increasing in popularity in recent years. It is a technique that has been used for over two thousand years. It seems that almost everyone has thought about the shape of their nose, and more and more are actually doing something to change it. Some people go under the knife for functional reasons and some for cosmetic reasons, but regardless the rate rhinoplasty in this country and across the world continues to climb.
Perhaps you've only ever heard of nose jobs for cosmetic or 'shallow' reasons, and subscribe to the belief that only rich self-indulgent people would even consider them. But this does not hold true any longer.
A large number of the population get this treatment simply to improve their breathing, reduce asthma or prevent snoring. Some suffer from deviated septums and must have the surgery. Others were born with a birth defect or deformity that makes getting rhinoplasty a virtual necessity to lead a normal life. On top of that, the increasing affordability of plastic surgery in general and nose jobs in particular mean that you don't have to be rich to have one. Your health care provider may even help you foot the bill if you qualify. Gone are the days when plastic surgery, was just for the rich and famous. Now, anyone who wants to have the surgery and meets a minimum amount of criteria can go under the knife in hopes of coming out with a more attractive face and a greater sense of confidence.
Nose jobs for cosmetic reasons can have to do with the size, shape or a combination of both as they relate to different noses for different people. Many people feel that hooked or overly large noses are extremely unattractive and no longer wish to be burdened with that feature so prominently displayed in the centers of their faces. Others want to make very slight changes to the shape of their noses so that they can feel better about themselves. There's nothing wrong with that, of course. The goal of plastic surgery has always been to make patients feel better about the way they look, and to live their lives with more confidence.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel good in your skin. And it's a good thing that the modern medical community recognizes that and is catering to our cosmetic concerns.