Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is a common and effective cosmetic procedure which reshapes the nose and enhances its functions. Patients who are not satisfied with the size, shape, or traits of their noses might be good candidates for this type of surgery. A nose job can be done to correct breathing problems, congenital defects or disfigurement resulting from trauma.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
This cosmetic procedure can be performed for aesthetic or medical purposes. It improves the confidence of the patients and it is a solution to a health condition called deviated septum. Here are more advantages of rhinoplasty:
About The Procedure
This cosmetic procedure is usually performed under light anesthesia. Patients do not have to stay overnight in the hospital. The surgeon might make the incisions in the nostrils or under the nose, depending on the surgery. This procedure might involve breaking the nose bridge bones to reshape them and improve their appearance. It might also involve reshaping nose cartilages. The patient is required to wear a cast or a splint for a week postoperatively.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) | FAQ
What does a typical rhinoplasty consultation involves?
The surgeon will discuss the benefits of this cosmetic procedure and explain what can be realistically accomplished. Patient concerns, risks, and complications will also be discussed during the consultation.
Will it hurt when the splint is removed from the nose?
Patients might feel slight stiffness in the area when the splint or cast is removed. The stiffness usually goes away on its own after a few hours.
When will the results be visible?
Patients will see results immediately, but these are not the final results as the nose might still be swollen. Approximately 7 days after the cast is removed the swelling will start to subside. Most of the swelling and discoloration will be gone after 2 weeks postoperatively.
What should I expect after the surgery?
A splint will be placed on your nose after the surgery as well as a gauze pad to catch mucous and blood. The pressure dressing on your nose will be removed after a few hours. Nausea should be expected after surgery and it is normal. The nose will be sensitive to touch for about 6 weeks.
How long can the results of rhinoplasty last?
The effects of nose surgery are long-lasting and most patients are very happy with the results of this surgery. Approximately 5% of patients might need to return to correct nose abnormalities that might occur.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Nose Job Expert
Dr. Fischer is a professional cosmetic surgeon who offers a plethora of cosmetic services, including rhinoplasty. Feel free to contact Dr. Fischer if you have any questions related to this cosmetic procedure and schedule a consultation to find out if this cosmetic procedure is for you.