Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular requested surgical cosmetic procedures and has been for decades. Rhinoplasty surgery can repair damages caused by an accident, stop a patient’s snore and can even make it easier to breathe through the nose. If you’re considering rhinoplasty, educating yourself about the procedure and possible outcomes are all part of making an informed decision for yourself.
How is a Rhinoplasty Done?
Rhinoplasty is performed while the patient is under anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep. You will hear and feel nothing at all, so there’s no need for anxiety. The surgeon will then make an incision along your nose and make the changes discussed during your preoperative consultation.
What Can a Rhinoplasty Do for Me?
It’s true that cosmetic changes can be made during the procedure, thus giving it the common moniker of ‘nose job,’ but that’s usually optional and up to the patient. A rhinoplasty can repair a deviated septum, which can stop snoring and snorting and also make breathing through the nose much easier.
If you’ve been in an accident and had your nose broken, a rhinoplasty can fix the damage and give you back your previous nose. This is especially effective if the break was set badly and your nose now leans to one side of your face. If you want to make aesthetic changes, of course, discuss them with the surgeon.
What Are the Risks?
As with any surgery, there is always a risk. You can greatly minimize your risks by following your preoperative and postoperative instructions to the letter to allow for the best healing possible.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Every case is different and needs to be evaluated by a qualified surgeon. With that said, the vast majority of healthy people can get a good result from a rhinoplasty. The surgeon will go over your health and medical history to make sure the procedure is safe for you.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you snore due to a deviated septum, or you have trouble breathing through your nose, a rhinoplasty may be the solution for you. Contact The Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas today to schedule a consultation. The treatment you need for your nose may be within your grasp.