- PATIENT’S AGE: 22
- PROCEDURE(s): Rhinoplasty
- REASON FOR CHOOSING PROCEDURE: Unhappy with shape and size of nose.
- RESULTS/BENEFITS: Feels new profile fits her face more and lets her other features stand out.
- RHINOPLASTY RESOURCES:
- The Patient’s Guide to Rhinoplasty Surgery
- Do Nose Jobs Hurt? A Guide to Rhinoplasty Procedure
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an operation that affects the form of the nose. The motivation behind rhinoplasty is to alter the look of the nose and enhance its balance with the other features of the face.
Rhinoplasty can alter bone, skin, cartilage or all three. When considering rhinoplasty, your surgeon will look at your other facial features, the shape and contours of your nose, and discuss with you what you would like to modify. If you are a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery, your surgeon will create a customized solution for you.
Rhinoplasty can also be done for reasons outside of aesthetic purposes, such as in order to fix deformities from an accident, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing problems.
The outcomes of your rhinoplasty might offer you more facial symmetry, balance, and create a proper ratio between your nose and your other facial features.
Cosmetic surgery that is done to enhance an obstructed airway demands careful analysis of the nasal structure as it pertains to breathing and airflow.
Correction of a deviated septum, among the most frequent causes of respiratory impairment, is reached by correcting the nasal structure to generate far better alignment.
Who’s an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty?
- You are overall physically healthy
- Your facial growth is complete
- You do not smoke
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the enhancement of your look
If you’re contemplating getting a nose job, then set up a consultation with one of our board-certified rhinoplasty plastic surgeons to talk about it. During that consultation, discuss your goals for your new look and tell the plastic surgeon what bothers you about your nose and the way you’d love to alter it.
Remember that there’s no such thing as “the ideal nose.” Surgery, however, can improve facial features and accentuate your unique and natural attractiveness . A rhinoplasty plastic surgeon may explain the facial characteristics which make you unique and inform you how adjustments would improve your overall look.
A board-certified surgeon will assess the structures of the nose and other facial features. The surgeon may also consider your general health and will discuss the risks involved, recovery period and expenses involved.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Process
A rhinoplasty or more commonly known as a nose job is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning that there is not an overnight stay. You’re going to receive general anesthesia. With general anesthesia, you will sleep throughout the surgery.
In more difficult cases, the surgeon can also make cuts throughout the bottom of the nose. The surgeon then reshapes the bone and cartilage to make a more pleasing look.
Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Recovery
Following a nose job, most individuals usually put on a nasal splint for your first week. You can expect swelling and some bruising around the eyes after the operation which will start to improve after the next day. It may, however, last around fourteen days.
Anticipate your nose to have a little swelling in the months following your procedure, which likely just you and your physician will detect. The final shape of your nose will probably be evident after it’s fully healed.