Your Facial Plastic Surgeon is uniquely trained to address not only the appearance but the function of the nose. A wide range of nasal deformities exist from nasal “humps”, “too round” of a tip, deviated noses, asymmetric noses, “flat” noses, “droopy” noses, and congenital deformities adjust to name a few.
For many reasons, rhinoplasty is a challenging but rewarding operation. Your facial plastic surgeon does everything possible to give you the best outcome.
What to Expect
Surgery may take anywhere from 3 - 6 hours to complete. This time will be spent reshaping and rebuilding your nose so your results are durable. If you have problems with nasal obstruction, there will be special techniques used to improve the function of your nose.
Regular post-surgical follow-up is critical in ensuring long-term aesthetic and breathing results. You may be asked to do nasal exercises, tape your nose to decrease swelling, and occasionally receive steroid injections. Postoperative care can have a major impact on your long-term outcome and satisfaction. It is important to remember that healing from a rhinoplasty takes time. Final results may take 2 years or more to achieve. You must understand that your nose will look swollen and possibly wider early on, only to improve with time.
If you have had nasal surgery before, your surgeon may recommend the use of ear or rib cartilage to aid in the outcome of your surgery. It is important to understand that with rhinoplasty, some noses can be effectively corrected while others have a higher risk of problems or persistent deformity that may require an additional surgery. If you desire aesthetic changes to your nose, your surgeon may also recommend chin augmentation as well at the time of rhinoplasty surgery depending on your facial harmony.
It is important to remember that perfection in rhinoplasty does not exist. Our philosophy is that results in rhinoplasty should be as beautiful as they are natural. In some instances, you may be eligible for full or partial insurance coverage for this procedure. Ask your Facial Plastic Surgeon about if you qualify for insurance coverage of this procedure.