Plastic surgery can be a fantastic way to boost confidence and self-esteem, as well as improve deformities and aesthetic issues. Rhinoplasty in particular can completely change the way facial features harmonize with one another, and patients who have undergone successful rhinoplasty operations often report great gains in confidence. People who undergo the procedure for the wrong reasons, however, are unlikely to be happy with the results. Young people in China are now turning to nose reshaping surgery for two worrisome reasons: to look more Caucasian and to increase job prospects with a style of nose surgery called the “Eiffel tower nose job.”
What Is the Eiffel Tower Nose Job?
Despite the grand and enigmatic name, the idea behind the Eiffel Tower nose job is actually quite simple. It simply refers to a rhinoplasty to make the nose resemble the curve of the Eiffel tower which, among Chinese youths, typically means making the nose look more Westernized with a higher, sloping bridge.
Why the Surge in Surgery?
Recently, the job market in China has been slow, and the number of recent graduates just keeps growing. Unfortunately, some employers use physical characteristics to base employment decisions on, prompting many young people to undergo expensive surgery to fit in.
Problems With the Trend
While there is nothing wrong with getting a rhinoplasty, it should not be done as a career move or to look more “Western,” as rhinoplasty for these reasons rarely produces happy patients. With plastic surgery’s extreme popularity in Asia, more and more people who may or may not be good candidates for rhinoplasty and other procedures are going under the knife. Advertisements appeal directly to these motives, featuring Caucasian-looking women instead of Asian models.
Rhinoplasty for the Right Reasons
Rhinoplasty is a complex and intricate operation that can greatly change the overall balance and appearance of the face. If you are interested in undergoing this popular procedure, then you need to ensure that you are doing so for the right reasons. Plastic surgery is deeply personal, and you should never be made to feel pressured into a decision about whether to undergo rhinoplasty or not. If you submit to peer pressure instead of following your own instincts and desires, you are likely to be unhappy with your results. Make sure you are getting the surgery for you and you alone.
Consult With an Expert
Think you are ready to move ahead with rhinoplasty? If so, you should start doing research and meeting with qualified rhinoplasty specialists like Dr. Stuart Bentkover of Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester (508-363-6500) and Stoneham (617-247-0033), Massachusetts. Dr. Bentkover has made rhinoplasty his passion and specialization for over 20 years, and he has given countless patients excellent, lasting, natural results. To learn more about rhinoplasty with Dr. Bentkover, submit a consultation request or call either of Dr. Bentkover’s offices to schedule a consultation.