Being at the center of our face the nose is, without a doubt, a major aspect of our overall appearance. That is why rhinoplasty is one of the most performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Rhinoplasty, informally known as nose job, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to reshape and enhance the appearance of the nose. Nose reshaping surgery can also be performed for medical reasons such as correcting nasal deformities or modifying the structure of the nose to allow proper air flow.
The term rhinoplasty covers a wide range of methods and procedures to reshape the nose. Candidates seeking a rhinoplasty should consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon, such as those at Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery NYC, to determine which method will be the best one for them. Some common reasons for a rhinoplasty include:
General anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is likely to be used during rhinoplasty surgery. Some nose reshaping procedures can be completed wholly through the incisions inside the nose while others will require incisions outside (usually between the nostrils). Depending on the type of procedure being performed, nasal bone may need to be trimmed off, cartilages may be removed or added, implants can be inserted, and bone grafting is also a possibility. Typical rhinoplasty procedure time can range from one to two hours with more complex surgeries requiring a bit longer.
After rhinoplasty surgery, a protective dressing will be applied over the nose to keep it secure. This will usually stay on the nose for up to a week. Bruising and swelling are normal and to be expected. There may also be mild pain as well as the feeling of having stuffy nose during the first week. It is essential to take proper rest and avoid strenuous activities post-surgery. Remember, be patient as the full results can take several months to become apparent.
Here are some recommendations for a speedy rhinoplasty recovery:
Rhinoplasty is one of the most intricate forms of plastic surgery performed today. Our qualified team of surgeons at New York’s Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery has extensive experience in major forms of plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, our surgeons will be able to provide appropriate guidance and determine your candidacy for this procedure. Please, feel free to send us a message to set up an initial consultation.