Enhancing your Appearance with Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as "nose reshaping" or a "nose job," improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Enhancing your appearance with nose plastic surgery
While the shape of your nose is usually the result of heredity, the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery.
What can surgery of the nose accomplish?
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
Nose width, at the bridge
Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
Nasal asymmetry and deviation
Is it right for me?
Nose cosmetic surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
A rhinoplasty procedure is a good option for you if:
Your facial growth is complete and you are 13 years of age or older
You are physically healthy
You do not smoke
You have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
My nose surgery recovery
After your procedure is completed, packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.
You will be given specific instructions to follow during your recovery from rhinoplasty:
How to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
What you can expect during your individual recovery:
After your surgery is completed you will be taken to the recovery suite.
You will be given a prescription for antibiotics and pain.
Stitches are removed one week after surgery.
You may resume normal activity and exercise two to three weeks post surgery depending on how you heal.
You will return for follow-up care the following day after surgery