A rhinoplasty, more commonly known as nose surgery, nasal rejuvenation or “nose job”, improves the proportions and appearance of your nose to be more in harmony with your facial structure. A nose surgery can also correct nasal structural abnormalities that may negatively affect your breathing.
Nasal surgery can adjust the size, width, profile, tip, and nostrils of your nose, as well as any other asymmetry that may have occurred due to an injury or previous surgery. Talk to your plastic surgeon about whether you are a candidate for rhinoplasty and what the different options are for your nose.
There are two ways a nose surgery can be performed: a closed procedure, which involves incisions inside the nose, or an open procedure, which involves incisions made across the columella, the tissue strip separating the nostrils. Through whichever incision you chose, the tissue that covers the nose is raised and allows access to restructure the nose. If cartilage is needed as part of the reshaping process, it can usually be taken from somewhere on your body, such as the septum, the ear, or the rib. If you have a deviated septum, that will also be corrected. Once the underlying tissue and muscle have been adjusted, the skin is redraped and secured in its new position. Internal tubes and splints will be placed in your nose for about a week to help support the nose’s new shape.
On the day of your surgery, you will be give anesthesia prior to your surgery. The entire procedure should take no longer than two hours. Afterward, your nose may be swollen and bruised, both of which should lessen within a few weeks. However, it may be some time before swelling goes down completely and the true new nasal contour is visible.
For more information about a nose surgery, call our office at (702) 671-5110 or schedule your appointment online today.