Kylie Jenner, the 16-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality star, has been in the middle of a flurry of plastic surgery rumors lately. While she took to her Twitter account in April to address some of these rumors, stating, "these plastic surgery rumors hurt my feelings to be honest and are kinda insulting," it has done nothing to settle the rumor mill.
Miss Jenner is suspected of getting a nose job along with lip injections and Botox. Nose jobs are common in Hollywood, with Blake Lively and Jennifer Anniston being two of the best known alterations.
The nose job, or rhinoplasty, is surgical restructuring of the nose's size or shape. While it can be done to correct breathing problems or abnormalities, the majority of cases are done as a purely cosmetic option. Cosmetically, it is done to provide better facial balance. It is generally an outpatient procedure where IV sedation or general anesthesia is given. After the procedure, the nose is draped and external splits are put on to keep it from trauma and damage.
The length of time the procedure will take will be determined by the amount of work being done. If just the tip is being done, or say a bump on the nose is being shaved down, it will take less than a total transformation of reducing size and restructuring the shape. The more intense the alteration, the longer the procedure will last and the more anesthesia will be given. While there are risk factors involved due to anesthesia being used, the procedure is considered to be completely safe and generally well received by patients.
If Kylie Jenner did have a nose job, recovering wouldn’t have been too demanding. The splint is removed in about a week and there can be some swelling, bruising and mild pain. Ice packs can help with these side effects. Medication is usually given to keep you comfortable. All side effects are typically gone in two weeks, and you will be able to return to daily activities. More rigorous activities may take a few additional weeks.
Whether Kylie Jenner had a nose job or not is up for speculation. She's adamantly denying it, stating her young age as a reason. Most plastic surgery procedures do have a minimum age. Whether you are a celebrity or an average Jill, one thing is for sure, nose jobs can transform a face with very little downtime.
For more information on a rhinoplasty including before and after pictures visit our resources section or find a rhinoplasty doctor near you.
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