Nose surgery is an operative procedure, in which the the planning of a new nose is crucial - taking into account the characteristics of the uniqueness of the nose and the proportions with other facial features.
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is still one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. Typically, our team performs rhinoplasty to improve the shape and appearance of your nose, but in some cases, rhinoplasty can correct breathing problems as well.
The shape and size of your nose affects the balance of your entire face. A misshapen or poorly proportioned nose can be the result of genetics, a birth defect, or injury. Regardless of the underlying cause of the nose problem, rhinoplasty can correct:
Rhinoplasty is one of the few cosmetic procedures that may be appropriate for patients under 18. In cases of severe deformity, rhinoplasty can be performed as early as 16 years of age and may greatly boost self-confidence and improve self esteem.
Older patients may choose rhinoplasty to correct a life-long problem, correct a deformity caused by injury, or to bring the profile in balance creating a more youthful appearance. Over time, as the mid-section of the face loses its plumpness, the nose can begin to appear more prominent and exaggerate the effects of aging.
The procedure itself is outpatient surgery that lasts about one to two hours. After your surgery you can expect some bruising and swelling and may have two black eyes. You may feel stuffy, but you should refrain from blowing your nose for one to two weeks. You should avoid sun exposure and bumping your nose for at least two months.
You will see a visible improvement after about a week, when the swelling subsides. Full results can take up to a year to show.
Nose surgery that’s done to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.
During your rhinoplasty recovery, a splint and/or 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.
While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine.
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
Sometimes a person’s nose will appear too large because the chin is actually too small, throwing the entire profile out of balance. You can discuss every aspect of your rinoplasty with one of our surgeons absolutely free of charge and with no obligation to go ahead. An expert member of our team can contact you to help you with your enquiry. We will also send you a brochure on your selected area of interest.
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