Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

The nose is one of the most prominent features on your face. If you’ve experienced an injury to the nose, if you suffer from a nasal defect that affects your breathing or if you dislike your nose’s appearance, rhinoplasty surgery can easily alter the structure of the nose. This can clear up obstacles to normal breathing or provide a more pleasing shape. Rhinoplasty has helped millions of people achieve the facial symmetry they desire, and it can do the same for you.

The Procedure

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly practiced plastic surgery procedures worldwide, and surgeons have mastered the technique through extensive practice and research. You’ll partner with our surgeon to find a realistic, achievable shape that better suits your features. During surgery, our surgeon makes an incision either below your nostrils or between them, allowing access to the internal structures of the nose. Cartilage and bone are cut to reshape the nose, and small stitches close the incision. The surgery is done under general anesthesia and typically takes one to two hours to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is recovery like? Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure. You will leave the surgical center after the surgery wearing a nose splint and nasal pack. Bruising and swelling around your nose and under the eyes is likely, but gradually subsides after the splint is removed. Scarring is minimal and eventually disappears completely. It may take longer for your nose to gain its final contour, but the end result is permanent.

Will the procedure affect my daily routine? Immediately after the surgery, doctors suggest you take a week off of work or school to recover. However, once the splint and packing is removed, nothing about your daily routine should drastically change.

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