Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, improves the shape, size, and symmetry of a person’s nose, bringing it into better proportion with the rest of the face. When performed by a skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon, rhinoplasty can be a rewarding and life-enhancing procedure—as the nose they see now looks natural, like the nose they have always thought they should have.
For patients of any age, it is important to have realistic expectations. Rhinoplasty can help you improve upon your existing nose, but it cannot deliver “perfection” nor can it give you the nose of someone else. A skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon will explain to you what is possible and help you achieve a nose that looks natural with your unique features.
If any of the following describe you, a rhinoplasty is an option to consider: • If you are unhappy with the shape, size or angle of your nose • If your nose is too large, too small or not in proportion to the rest of your face • If you have breathing problems resulting from irregularities inside your nose • If you have a nasal hump or a nasal tip that is drooping, too elevated or wide
The goals of nose reshaping are as individual as the patients who choose to have rhinoplasty. By reshaping the nasal structures, including bone, cartilage, and skin, a cosmetic surgeon can help achieve one or more of the following:
Nose surgery is highly individualized, and the exact techniques a cosmetic surgeon will use during a procedure will look a little different each time, depending on a patient’s anatomy and desired changes.
• Straighten a crooked nose
• Smooth a prominent bump in the bridge of the nose
• Reduce the length of an over-protruding nasal tip
• Refine the size of a bulbous nasal tip
• Narrow a nose that is too wide for the face
• Reduce the size of a nose that is too large
• Restore symmetry to the nose following injury
• Correct breathing problems by opening up blocked nasal passages
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After your procedure, your nose may be placed in a splint. This helps to support your newly reshaped nose and protect it from accidental contact. You may also go home with packing inside your nostrils—this can be uncomfortable, but temporary. Packing is typically removed within the first week after rhinoplasty. You will be prescribed pain medication to help minimize discomfort during your initial recovery.
For the first 1 to 2 weeks, many patients experience bruising and swelling. At first, you may not be able to see the improvements made during surgery. But don’t worry—the majority of bruising and swelling should subside after the first 10 to 14 days. Most patients feel ready to return to work or school after 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the level of activity required. Typically after 3 weeks, most normal non-contact activities can be resumed. You must refrain from contact sports for approximately 6 weeks. It is important to limit activity according to your surgeon’s instructions and do not engage in any strenuous activities until you are cleared to do so.
Most insurances will not cover the cost of any type of cosmetic, or elective, surgery. We do not accept insurance or file/process any sort of insurance claim for any of our procedures as they are all cosmetic in nature.
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