The process of reshaping the nose is known as Rhinoplasty. It is often commonly referred to as a nose job or nose reshaping. It is a useful process for those who feel their nose does not sit proportionately to their facial features or can be improved to look better.
How is a Rhinoplasty Performed?
The client can ask for sedation or general anesthesia to prevent discomfort during the process. Your surgeon may also know what the best choice is for you.
The incision may be done in two ways. Either the process is closed where the incisions are inside the nose or open where they are applied on the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. The incisions allow the surgeon to gently raise the nasal bones and cartilage to apply the reshaping.
In the case of a large nose, the surgeon will remove bone or cartilage. Often, the addition of cartilage grafts is also required. For this purpose, the cartilage from the septum is used. In some cases, the cartilage from the ear or rib may also be used. The latter is quite rare. For a deviated septum, the part will be straightened and the projections inside are reduced to improve the process of breathing.
Once the reshaping is completed as desired, the surgeon will close the incision. The surgeon may place additional incisions along the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
If you find your nose shape to be disproportionate or suspect breathing trouble due to a deviated septum, you can consult a specialist to consider Rhinoplasty. In the case of an existing medical condition, consult your personal health specialist first. After the successful completion of the surgery, keep following up with the surgeon until the healing and refining have finished. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and being a non-smoker will make you great candidate for this procedure.
What is the Best Way to Prepare for a Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Anzarut will review your medications with you and discuss possibly stopping the use of aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications that may increase your risk of bleeding. Sometimes Dr. Anzarut will prescribe a saline nasal rinse used before and after your surgery.
What is the Recovery Process?
After the surgery, the surgeon will place a splint or packing inside the nose and splint or bandages on the outside of the nose. This supports and protects the new structure as the healing begins. The immediate swelling will go away within a few weeks but the new nasal structure may take up to a year to refine. During this time period, you will notice gradual changes in the nose appearance. Clients may also experience infrequent swelling the morning after the Rhinoplasty procedure.
What are the Risks of a Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Anzarut will take the time to explain any risks. Sometimes revision surgery and post-surgery treatments are necessary. Poor healing, scarring, infection, changes in skin sensation, and swelling are potential risks. If work is done on the septum there is small risk of a hole developing in the septum (nasal perforation).
Timberlea Services Centre offers a wide variety of procedures. We strongly suggest you book an initial consult with Dr Anzarut to discuss what your goals are. He will review all of your options with you and answer any questions or concerns that you might have. You can call our office or request a consultation online.