Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
Rhinoplasty or as it is more commonly known as, a "nose job", is a surgery to alter the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Patients often seek a nose job for many reasons, including;
- Correcting a birth defect or injury
- Help alleviate difficulty breathing
- Change the overall appearance of the nose for cosmetic reasons
No matter your motive for wanting a nose job, finding the right surgeon through Plastic Surgery Centers Organization (PSCO) is a good start. Rhinoplasty is an exceptionally effective surgery because each procedure is catered directly towards the patient's individual characteristics. A reported 83% of patients whom have had Rhinoplasty are happy, and say that it's worth it.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Before your surgery you will meet with your doctor and discuses the reason(s) why you want to have a nose job, as well as what you expect the outcome to look like. Your doctor will examine your nose, and customize options that will work best for you. During this consultation you will be able to ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure. The surgeon may also provide a 3D rendered of the expected final outcome.
To minimize the chance of scaring, most incisions for Rhinoplasty surgery are made inside the nasal passages. Depending on the structure of your nose, other small incisions may be made to obtain the final look you want. In most cases, the incisions will be closed using dissolving sutures.
When the surgery is complete, a splint will be placed on the outside of the bridge of the nose. This splint will serve as protection for about a week. When you go back to the doctor for your follow-up exam they will remove the splint, revealing your beautiful new nose.