Considering A Nose Job?

Thinking about getting a nose job? As with any medical procedure, you want to arm yourself with as much information as possible. According to, about 225,000 Americans every year decide to undergo rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job. While that number has plummeted 43% in the last decade, nose jobs are still an undeniably popular cosmetic procedure.

Are your expectations realistic?

If you think a nose job is going to transform your love life, launch your modeling career or make you love yourself more, then you’re probably going to be disappointed. A successful nose job is only going to improve the appearance of your nose; it’s not going to unlock a magic spell.

Even when it comes to the actual aesthetic results of the surgery, it’s important to manage your expectations. As Dr. Elliot Heller reminded the folks at, “there is no such thing as the perfect nose.” You can remove a bump, make your nose less crooked or a little smaller, but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up with perfection. And that’s okay!

Another thing to keep in mind before signing up for cosmetic surgery is that… IT’S SURGERY!  The recovery time is usually about one to two weeks, though the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery advises you to avoid overly strenuous activity for at least three weeks, pending clearance from your doctor. There will be swelling and bruising, the latter of which can be covered with Smart Cover Concealing Crème.

If you’re not quite ready for surgery but you want to improve the appearance of your nose, remember that there’s a lot you can do with simple makeup techniques, like contouring with Believable Bronzer. Before you make any drastic decisions, consult with a board-certified surgeon. And for other cosmetic questions, consult your friends at Smart Cover!