Rhinoplasty Target Areas
Rhinoplasty is a versatile procedure that can alter:
- The general size and symmetry of the nose to the face
- The width of the nose at the base of the bridge
- The size and position of the nostrils
- Bumps or indentations on the bridge of the nose
- A nasal tip that is bulbous, hooked or upturned
Although a rhinoplasty focuses on the nose, the best plastic surgeons consider the results to your face and overall appearance. The goal of a rhinoplasty is to refine imperfections of the nose in a way that enhances proportion and balance to the face. If you’re seeking treatment for a deviated septum, a septoplasty may be better for your needs.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
In rhinoplasty, the underlying nasal structure is accessed through incisions hidden within the nose (also known as closed rhinoplasty) or via an incision across the tissue between the nostrils (an open rhinoplasty).
The cartilage, bone structure, and skin tissue are then reshaped based on your surgery plan. After the foundation is reformed, the outer tissue is redraped and the incisions are closed.
Rhinoplasty results are largely permanent, although it can take months for the effects of a nose job to come fully into view.
Following a rhinoplasty, you will wear a nasal splint and gauze packing for a few days or so to support your nose as it heals. Discomfort typically subsides within the same timeframe, although bruising and swelling may linger for a few weeks. In the months after surgery, the internal structure of your nose will completely heal, and the final results will become evident.
With proper care, including a healthy lifestyle and sun protection, you’ll enjoy the results of your rhinoplasty for life. Your plastic surgeon will thoroughly review your expectations and care guidelines with you during your consultation.
From your consultation through the recovery process, your surgeon and the team at Precision Medical Arts are here for you. Please contact us today to schedule your rhinoplasty discussion with one of our plastic surgeons at Precision Medical Arts.