Do Nose Jobs Last Forever?

A before and after image of one of Dr. Schuster's female rhinoplasty patients

Rhinoplasty, also called nose surgery or a “nose job,” provides permanent results. Having said that, rhinoplasty cannot stop the aging process or the effects of time. As you age, the effect of gravity causes the nose to gradually grow downward and droop. The natural breakdown of collagen and elastin contributes. The fundamental re-shaping achieved with the procedure, however, will remain.

If you choose rhinoplasty, there are a couple ways you can make sure the results last forever. Sun protection is one way to conserve and maintain your new attractive nose appearance. On your nose, sun damage leads to:

  • Brown splotches
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Redness
  • Enlarged pores

Although these things are on the skin of your nose and do not affect the shape of the nose, they are undesirable aesthetically. Applying sunscreen liberally before spending time outdoors will prevent them.

Here’s another way to prevent damaging your nose surgery results: protect the nose from injury. If you play contact sports or engage in high intensity activities, you may break your nose. While it can be fixed with surgery, you may want to avoid the situation by doing what you can to prevent such trauma.

Smoking contributes to sagging skin, not only on the nose, but also the face and elsewhere. Take this opportunity to finally kick the habit if you smoke. It will make you look and feel better!

You want your rhinoplasty results to look good for a lifetime. Choosing an experienced, skilled nose surgeon is the first step. Dr. Ronald Schuster has a complete understanding of nasal anatomy and the structures that support the nose. He knows how to achieve the results you want while maintaining the resiliency of the structures that support the nose shape beneath the skin. He plans nasal surgery to last the long-term, not just a few years.

To get answers to your nose surgery questions, and to arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster, please call our staff at 410-902-9800.