When to consider a nose job – rhinoplasty
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Your nose is an essential feature of your face and dramatically impacts your overall appearance, as it is the center of the face. More than 200,000 rhinoplasties are performed yearly, making this the most common facial plastic surgery procedure.
A rhinoplasty performed by a double-board certified facial plastic Surgeon, Dr. Diana Ponsky, can alter the look and structure of the nose for those who are self-conscious about the size, width, or shape of their nose. Rhinoplasty can correct a crooked nose bridge or nostrils, a large hump on the bridge, a significant or bulbous tip, a tip that is at a sharp angle, and an overly prominent or too-small nose. Beyond aesthetic needs, the surgery sometimes has important implications for a deviated septum, which affects the ability to breathe normally and comfortably.
How It Helps
Rhinoplasty typically straightens a crooked nose or reduces a high profile (dorsal hump). It can define a bulbous or rounded nasal tip or narrow the size of nostrils. Structurally, a nose job can restore a broken nose or correct a deviated septum for healthier breathing function, which may improve sleep and reduce snoring. The ideal nose job does not draw attention to the nose but provides a more balanced facial appearance.
What to expect before rhinoplasty
As a highly rated Cleveland rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Diana Ponsky will begin your consultation by establishing clear communication about your aesthetic goals and expectations and creating a plan to achieve realistic and satisfactory results. Along with an examination and facial photographs, you will discuss your health history, course of treatment, outcomes, risks, and potential complications.
What to expect during a rhinoplasty
General anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort. Careful incisions are made across the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils or in the lining of your nostrils. These are known as the open technique or closed technique, respectively. Cartilage is restructured or removed after the incisions are made to reshape the nose. When the nose has been reshaped, the incisions will be closed, and a nasal splint will be placed to add support while the nose heals.
What to expect after rhinoplasty
While there is little pain after surgery, you will need to wear a nose splint for the first week. After surgery, expect some bruising around the eyes, which could last up to two weeks but can typically be camouflaged with makeup after one week. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about two to three weeks, after which regular activity can be resumed safely. The most common complaint is pressure due to swelling, which can make breathing difficult for about 3 weeks after the surgery. Facial swelling after a nose job is expected and follows every rhinoplasty procedure. Once the initial swelling subsides and the nasal splint is removed, the results will be visible about two weeks after surgery. It might take up to a year for the last traces of swelling to resolve and see the final contour of the nose fully.