Having rhinoplasty, often called a nose job, can have many aesthetic benefits. The nose is very important to the overall symmetry and balance of the face. If you are not satisfied with the size or shape of your nose, you might consider this very common form of plastic surgery to help fix it.
What Can Rhinoplasty Do for You?
People are unhappy with their nose for a wide variety of reasons. This procedure can help if you feel your nose is or has:
- Too wide
- Too large or small compared to the rest of your facial features
- Oversize nostrils
- A bump on the bridge
- A tip that turns downward or is crooked
- Makes breathing difficult
What to Expect with Rhinoplasty
This procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis. Your face will be thoroughly washed beforehand. Depending on the type of surgery being done, you will either be given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. From here, the steps vary greatly depending on the aesthetic you desire. Small openings can be made inside the nostrils to remove or add cartilage. If you feel your nose is too small, cartilage can be harvested from deeper in the nose or the ears to add bulk. A tool called an osteotome can be used to remove existing bone if you feel your nose is too wide. Once the shaping is finished, any openings are sealed.
After your procedure, you will be given a very specific list of aftercare instructions. These instructions will be customized to your situation, but typically include:
- Refraining from blowing your nose
- Sleeping with your head elevated
- Brushing your teeth gently
- Taking baths rather than showers
- Eating soft foods that do not require a lot of chewing
- Refraining from wearing glasses
As long as you follow instructions, recovering from rhinoplasty can be relatively quick and easy.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can help you achieve your dream aesthetic., we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group. At our convenient location in Southport, our dedicated team can discuss your desires and work on a treatment plan that is tailor-made for you. We will be happy to help you address any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!