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Unsatisfied with the Appearance of Your Nose? Try Rhinoplasty

Published on August 18, 2017

Facial features play a key role in boosting a person’s confidence. Many times, we are not satisfied with our features and want to change them using cosmetic procedures.

A nose job is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that people undergo. This procedure is also known as rhinoplasty and is conducted to correct and reconstruct the shape and form of your nose.

Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that adjusts the shape and size of a person’s nose, bringing it into better proportion with the rest of the face. This can be a worthwhile and even life-changing procedure. It improves the overall appearance of the face in a way that preserves a natural look.

Suitable Patients

Any person who wishes to reshape their nose is potentially eligible to get rhinoplasty. If you have a disease like hemophilia, which is a bleeding disorder, you may not be eligible for the surgical procedure.

What Rhinoplasty Can Do for the Nose

By reshaping the nasal structures, the surgeon can help achieve one or more of the following:

• Straighten an uneven and curved nose
• Correct a protruding bump on the bridge of a nose
• Narrow down a wide nose
• Decrease the size of a nose
• Correct defects caused at birth or due to injury
• Correcting breathing problems

Preparations for Rhinoplasty

Before you go ahead with the procedure, make sure that you consult an experienced surgeon and learn all the details of the surgery. To be eligible for the procedure, you must meet the following requirements:

• You will need to avoid medications that have aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) for two weeks before and after surgery.
• You need to stop smoking, if you currently smoke.
• You will need to have reasonable expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

After you have decided to undergo the operation, your doctor will let you know the details of the procedure. She will also review your medical history and take your physical examination.

A history of any nasal obstructions, surgeries, and medications taken will be reviewed, and several tests will be conducted to determine the changes that need to be made and how your physical features may affect the results.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Depending on the desired changes and the anatomy of the patient, the technique used will be different. In general, however, a surgeon will follow one of the following techniques:

Open Rhinoplasty: For open rhinoplasty, incisions are made in the columella. The resulting post-surgical marks are well hidden and inconspicuous. This method allows the surgeon more access to the nose, thus allowing her to make changes and fashion the nose into the shape desired. It is used for patients who need more extensive reshaping.

Closed Rhinoplasty: For closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon will make incisions inside the nostrils, meaning there will be no visible post-surgical marks. This is used when only minor changes are required to reach the desired improvements. This method is not typically suitable for extensive improvements.

Healing After Your Rhinoplasty

For the first one to two weeks, it is common to experience some swelling and bruising. Your doctor will recommend that you not take showers while the bandage is on your nose.

You should also avoid doing anything that would strain your face, and it’s best not to rigorously brush your teeth. Typically, after three weeks, most normal activities can be resumed.

Contact Our Office

With the help of Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, you can improve the appearance and/or functionality of your nose. Contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Feng.

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