Could Weight Loss Affect Your Rhinoplasty Results?
Rhinoplasty surgery concentrates completely on the nose and how it can affect the appearance of the patient’s face overall. Most patients don’t consider the effects that weight loss and weight gain can have on the face and the nose.
But they might want to because changes to your body aren’t isolated from other parts of it, not even from the nose.
If you’re thinking of rhinoplasty surgery in New York, think about the effects that your weight could have on the appearance of your improved nasal structure.
Does Losing Weight Affect Your Nose?
No, your nose is not affected by weight loss. Since the nose is made of bone, cartilage, and skin, it has no fat cells. Because there are no fat cells, gaining or losing weight does not have a direct impact on the shape of your nose and the results of your rhinoplasty surgery. Answering the question of whether your nose gets smaller when you lose weight: no, your nose remains the same even if you lose weight or gain a few pounds.
With that said, however, the nose is really just a part of the face as a whole. Because of this, changes in your weight could impact your facial proportions, overall balance, and your profile. If fat collects around your chin, for example, your side profile will definitely be affected, causing your nasal structure and chin to be out of balance. While your rhinoplasty results won’t directly be affected, maintaining your weight after surgery can definitely benefit the way it looks for years to come.
The Effects of Weight Change on the Face
Gaining and losing weight can greatly affect your face’s appearance. When the body gains weight, it often stores it in the fat cells beneath the chin and around the jaw and neck. Some men and women may even look “puffy” in the cheeks as a result of increased weight. Conversely, losing weight can change the appearance of these areas as they become more refined, thinner, and more pronounced. Some patients discover high, defined cheekbones. Others may experience loose, sagging skin once the fat cells have shrunken around the chin and neck. However it changes, the face will definitely appear different as a result of weight fluctuations.
Weight Loss After Rhinoplasty
A big change to your appearance can often inspire you to make another, which may explain why some rhinoplasty patients commit to proper diet and exercise to lose weight after surgery. It’s always a good idea to take care of your body and maintain your health, but don’t aim too high too fast. Some facial plastic surgeons advise that rhinoplasty patients should take their weight loss slowly. Concentrate on proper nutrition as you recover from surgery and afterward. The extra weight will naturally come off at a safe pace that is easier to maintain over the long term and healthier for your body.
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