Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery is commonly called a nose job. It’s a safe and effective procedure to change the way your nose looks. If you have a large, dominant nose, you may like to make it smaller, so your other features are not overshadowed. You may want to change the shape or the tip.
However, rhinoplasty is one cosmetic procedure that can also be corrective surgery. If you need corrective surgery to breathe better or to stop snoring, you get the added benefit of designing a new nose.
Rhinoplasty can improve the quality of your life. Some of the main benefits are:
• Easier breathing – many people may not realize that their breathing is strained. Some take medication to open their air passages, but some have more severe problems such as a deviated septum. They may not be aware that they have one. They don’t realize that if they had surgery to correct their breathing problems, they would improve their air flow and actually breathe easier. Correcting a deviated septum is a good reason to consider rhinoplasty.
• Stop snoring – there are several sleep issues connected to blocked air passages including snoring and sleep apnea. Severe snoring may irritate a partner and disturb the sleep of the snorer, but sleep apnea is a serious condition that needs to be treated. Rhinoplasty is a good procedure to redesign nasal passages to make breathing easier during sleep and stop snoring as well as cure sleep apnea.
• Self-confidence – redesigned air passages and a newly designed nose with both make you feel better physically and psychologically. You can breathe better, stop snoring and have a great new appearance.
Rhinoplasty is one cosmetic procedure that treats your overall wellbeing on many levels. It consists of several procedures that can change the size or shape of your nose in relation to your upper lip. It can remove indentations and bumps or any other perceived defect.
During a rhinoplasty, an incision is made by the surgeon. Through this incision, the surgeon can access the cartilage and bones that support the nose. The surgeon makes the incisions inside the nose so they cannot be seen after surgery. Cartilage and bone may then be removed to make the nose smaller.
To change the shape, synthetic filler or tissue from another part of the body may be added. The surgeon then places a splint outside the nose to support it during healing. You may be asked to keep your head elevated and as still as possible for a few days.
After about one week, the bandage including the splint will be removed. Your face will look swollen for a few days, but cold compresses may help reduce the pain and swelling and our doctor may recommend pain medication.
Whether you would like to improve your appearance by changing the shape or position of your nose, or you need corrective surgery to breathe easier, rhinoplasty may be your best option. Contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to review your goals and address any concerns before determining rhinoplasty is your best solution.