Safe Treatment with Life-Changing Benefits
Your nose is the central focal point of your face. Even slight surgical alterations can have a dramatic impact on symmetry and your overall facial appearance.
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For patients struggling with a deviated septum or other nasal trauma, rhinoplasty may be the best way to help you breathe comfortably and properly.
If You Are Unhappy with Your Nose, You Are Not Alone
Does Rhinoplasty Hurt?
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery found that most patients who undergo rhinoplasty report experiencing only minimal to moderate pain. Discomfort usually lasts only 36 to 72 hours. Your doctor can prescribe pain medication to minimize discomfort during this time.
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Rhinoplasty: Step by Step
You will be provided with anesthesia to help you achieve deep relaxation and comfort throughout surgery.
Your surgeon will create incisions either inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or outside of the nose (open rhinoplasty), depending on the refinements you need.
The surgeon will then reduce or augment the bone and cartilage to refine your nasal shape. Finally, the incisions will be closed.
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning you will return home after surgery. Your surgeon will provide specific instructions and schedule follow-ups to ensure a successful recovery.
Because your nose will be bandaged and packed, it will be more difficult to breathe normally for a few days. You should plan on missing at least two weeks of work or school for recovery.
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A Nonsurgical Alternative
If you have minor aesthetic concerns and do not feel ready for surgery, your doctor may be able to meet your goals using dermal fillers. He or she can improve the shape of your nose by injecting fillers into an area affected by injury, a crooked nasal tip, or a flattened nasal bridge. Fillers cannot be used to create a smaller nose or improve your breathing. It is also important to understand that the results of dermal fillers are temporary, and if you want more extensive changes, rhinoplasty may be the only option.
Rhinoplasty has helped many patients transform their features and improve their self-confidence. To find out how rhinoplasty can help you, schedule a consultation with your surgeon today.
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