If you feel that your nose is not in proportion to the rest of your face, you may want to consider Nose Surgery. By enhancing the general appearance of your nose, you will achieve a more natural balance between your nose and other facial features.
Nose plastic surgery or Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose. It may be performed to reduce the dorsal hump, modify the nasal tip, narrow the nostrils, reduce the width of the nose, change the angle between the nose and the upper lip, and straighten or narrow the nasal bridge. It is usually recommended to wait until facial growth is complete before undergoing nasal surgery.
Septoplasty is a nasal operation that is used to straighten or reshape the septum. It is performed on patients who have difficulty breathing as a result of a mal-positioned septum. Septoplasty will not change the shape of the nose, and can be performed alone or in addition to Rhinoplasty.
Reduction Rhinoplasty Surgery: Used when bone or cartilage are removed in an effort to change the shape of the nose. This form of Rhinoplasty is the most common.
Augmentation Rhinoplasty Surgery: Used to enhance the nose by adding cartilage, bone, or implant material when nasal deficiency (loss of structure) is encountered. This form of Rhinoplasty is used in special cases.
Chin Augmentation is sometimes used in combination with Rhinoplasty to improve and enhance facial balance. This should be discussed with the plastic surgeon at the time of consultation.
Swelling and bruising will last for 2 to 3 weeks. Nasal packing (if used) will stay in the nostrils for 1 to 7 days. Any stitches inside the nose will dissolve by themselves. Any stitches left outside the nose and the nasal splint will be removed in about 7 days. You may return to work or school and resume light exercise within 10 days. You may resume rigorous exercise within 6-8 weeks. As each month passes you will notice gradual improvement. The final result will be evident within one year. Rhinoplasty is permanent.
Rhinoplasty may be performed as an out-patient under general anesthesia. The surgery takes 2 hours or less depending on the extent of the surgery.
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