If you wondered how rhinoplasty could improve your look, self-confidence, or health, you need to know how rhinoplasty is performed and what you can expect.
Rhinoplasty also known as a “nose job” is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance, proportions and balance of the nose including the nasal tip and nostrils. Aside from aesthetic appearance, surgery of the nose is also used to correct difficulty with breathing. For example, a deviated septum causes breathing impairment, which can be corrected by adjusting the nasal structure to improve alignment.
Rhinoplasty can be performed in two ways, “open”, where an incision is made across the columella, the strip of tissue that divides the nostrils or “closed”, an LPS procedure of choice, whereby incisions are hidden inside the nose to reduce visible scarring. A typical rhinoplasty procedure lasts 2 to 3 hours.
The ideal candidate is a non-smoking and healthy adult with realistic expectations. To consider rhinoplasty you should at least in your mid-teens to ensure the development of the nose has stabilized.
- Temporary bruising may extend to the eyes and other areas of the face
- Nasal cast must be worn for 7 to 10 days
- Nasal tampons may be placed in the nose for up to 3 days
- Most bruising and swelling should disappear within 2 weeks
- Return to work within 7 to 10 days