The nose is located at the center of the face, which means it is often one of the first things people notice about us. Having a proportionate and balanced nose shape is desirable among many to help balance out the overall appearance of the face. Rhinoplasty surgery can help to correct a disproportionate nose as well as correct breathing issues for a boost in confidence and better quality of life.
What is Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure done to reshape the nose, enhancing overall facial harmony. This procedure can also correct breathing issues caused by structural defects in the nose. Rhinoplasty can change the shape, size, or angle of the nose, as well as nasal humps or drooping tips for a more proportionate facial appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Individuals with any of the following concerns can often benefit from a rhinoplasty:
- Nose is too large or small
- Nose doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the face
- Nose is crooked or out of alignment
- A nasal blockage inside of the nose is causing trouble breathing
- A birth defect
Ideal candidates will be overall healthy and understand that a rhinoplasty can greatly improve the nose, but there is no such thing as a “perfect” nose. A consultation with Dr. Newman is the first step on your rhinoplasty journey.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
During a rhinoplasty, nasal bone and cartilage will be manipulated to achieve the desired outcome. When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery, there are two techniques that are used: the open rhinoplasty and the closed rhinoplasty.
During the open rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the columella, or the strip of tissue between the nostrils. This tactic allows better visualization of the nasal structures, though a very small scar will be left at the base of the nose after surgery.
During the closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside of the nose, so there are no visible incisions after surgery. However, this technique may limit the amount of visualization of the nasal structures for the surgeon.
The rhinoplasty technique used will depend on your individual anatomy, Dr. Newman’s recommendations, and your aesthetic goals.
I love the way I look!! Dr. Newman and staff took the time to help me feel comfortable about my procedure. I am extremely happy I had my surgery. All of my pain I was having went away with surgery. Dr. Newman is extremely professional and has great bedside manners. I had an awesome outcome and also an awesome experience.
Downtime and Recovery
Immediately after your rhinoplasty procedure, you will need to wear a nasal splint over your nose to help support your nose and protect your nose from any accidental bumps. Swelling and bruising may occur, and any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. It is advised that you keep your head elevated for the first few days after surgery to help reduce swelling and improve healing. Exercise can usually be resumed within three weeks. However, you should avoid any strenuous exercise or straining until cleared by Dr. Newman.
The results of rhinoplasty surgery are long-lasting; however, it may take up to a year before swelling has completely gone down and your final results can be seen.
If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty surgery for a more proportionate nose, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Newman.