Nose Job / Rhinoplasty
Surgical reshaping of the nose, in a broad sense, is ideally suited to the individual who seeks to achieve aesthetic balance in his or her facial proportions or profile. Whether the goal is to decrease overall nasal size, to straighten a crooked nose, to narrow the nose or refine the nasal tip, this remains true. Subtle improvements in the structure of the nose produce dramatic effect on overall facial aesthetics.
Are You a Candidate for a Nose Job?
Rhinoplasty can often be performed via incisions that are entirely hidden inside the nose, and cosmetic improvements can be combined with functional corrections, such as deviated septum or other surgery for breathing problems. Those who should potentially reconsider before rhinoplasty include those with unrealistic expectations, those with untreated sinus problems, and those medically unsuited to undergo general anesthesia. A well-performed rhinoplasty will leave an attractive nasal contour that harmonizes the entire appearance of the face, with essentially no outward evidence that surgery has been performed.
What to Expect After a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Typical recovery from a nose job includes approximately one week off from work, during which time a nasal splint is worn. There is typically a moderate amount of swelling and some bruising, the majority of which subside by two weeks post-operation.