Your nose is the most defining characteristic of your face and even the smallest change can have a positive impact on a person's confidence. Rhinoplasty or nose surgery can correct anything from the tip or bridge of the nose to adjusting the width of nostrils. It can also be performed to improve function, correcting problems such as breathing issues, snoring and sleepless nights.
Following surgery the immediate area will be sore, bruised and swollen for several days, but within a few days this will reside.
What is the definition of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the medical term used to describe a plastic surgery procedure that aesthetically shapes or forms a nose.
Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty surgery?
A good candidate for Rhinoplasty is someone who has a problem (breathing, trauma, injury) or emotionally distressed by their nose. Most common reasons for having nose surgery would be to the size and, or shape changed and, or a bump or dent removed. Only following a consultation you will know if nose surgery is suitable for you.
What does Rhinoplasty surgery involve?
Typically there are different techniques used which will be determined in your initial consultation. Commonly the Rhinoplasty surgery involves small incisions inside the nostrils, for more complicated procedures small incisions may be made across the base of the nose. The actual reshaping of the nose will be done using the inner bone and cartilage.
Is Rhinoplasty painful?
Most patients would describe minimal pain, more discomfort.
Will I need any post Rhinoplasty revisions?
If the swelling gets too much in the operation you may need a touch-up. About 15% of Rhinoplasty surgeries need revisions.