- Posted on: Jul 15 2018
Rhinoplasty (a nose job) is an excellent option for those who want to change the shape or look of their nose. If you are curious about what a nose job involves and what it can do for you, you’re in the right place.
A nose job is done to correct disfigurement from a birth defect or trauma. It is also commonly performed for cosmetic purposes. Remember, there is absolutely no such thing as the perfect nose. Keep in mind that the nose of a celebrity you may want to duplicate would look different on your face due to your different facial dimensions.
A nose job is a great option to help enhance your natural features and improve your appearance. If you are considering getting a rhinoplasty, arrange a consultation with Cliento Facial Plastics today. During this meeting, your doctor will discuss with you how the procedure will be done, what to expect, your goals, as well as your medical history. Find out if your insurance covers rhinoplasty so there are no surprises when the bill shows up.
How it’s done
A rhinoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. You will be given local or general anesthesia which will either calm you down or allow you to sleep through the procedure. It also makes the procedure painless. During a rhinoplasty operation, the surgeon may make cuts across the base of the the nose or nostrils. Next, the cartilage and bone will be reshaped to fit the desired look.
A nasal splint is typically worn for the first week post surgery. You can expect to have swelling and bruising around the eyes, but this will improve around day three. These side effects can last a few weeks. You will need to avoid anything strenuous for the first 1 to 2 months after surgery, but most patients can return to their normal work schedule an social activities after a 3 weeks.