Some people go through life with a nose they are not proud of. If this is your case, you have probably looked closely into having a rhinoplasty procedure done. When you are leaning towards having a nose job, it is good to be completely informed about the procedure before you schedule a consultation.
Reasons to Get a Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can correct many issues in the nose whether they are cosmetic or they’re detracting from your quality of life. Most people get the procedure to balance out their nose size in relation to their face or to correct the size and position of their nostrils. A rhinoplasty will also remove visible bumps or depressions on the nose, correct the tip of the nose if it’s bulbous/hooked/drooping, or if there is any sort of nasal asymmetry occurring.
You are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty if you’re done growing, you’re physically healthy, and you aren’t a smoker.
You’ll always have to go under anesthesia for a nose job, but your doctor may give you intravenous anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. This all depends on what is being corrected on your nose. The surgery is either closed or open. A closed procedure has incisions that are made on the inside of the nose. An open procedure uses incisions that are made on the narrow strip of cartilage between your nostrils.
If your nose is being reduced, your doctor will remove bone or cartilage. When the nose is being reshaped, cartilage grafts may be required. The cartilage is removed from the septum and used for the graft, or some cartilage may be removed from the ear instead.
Before you are awakened from anesthesia, your nose will be packed and splinted to allow the new structure to start taking place. There will be a significant amount of swelling, but it will dissipate within a few weeks. Some people have swelling come and go, and many people have swelling in the morning for the first year post-op. don’t expect immediate results, however. When the bone and cartilage are having to regrow, it can take up to 12 months for your new nose to fully appear. This means your nose will change little by little, and your surgeon will closely monitor this process to ensure you’re happy with your new nose.
If having a new nose is your goal, schedule a consultation with Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today to get the process started.