What is a Rhinoplasty?
- Rhinoplasty also called cosmetic surgery of the nose or a ”nose job,” is a very popular procedure that can make profound differences not only in the balance of facial features but also in a person’s self-esteem. The aesthetic improvements that a rhinoplasty surgeon can make include decreasing or increasing the size of the nose, altering the tip or bridge of the nose, and narrowing or changing the shape of the nostrils.
Who Is A Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
- Women and men both are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you’re displeased with the overall look of your nose and have specific concerns you wish to enhance or repair, this surgery may be the right answer. It’s very important that expectations are understood as your appearance will be altered. Facial maturity should also be complete. This factor will be discussed during your consultation, even more so for individuals under 21.
What to expect from a Rhinoplasty
- After your nose surgery, you will be monitored closely in our recovery room, and then our nurses will release you to rest at home. The area around the nose will be very swollen and bruised for a week or so. In almost all patients, there is bruising beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Cold compresses and prescription medication can assist with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Williams will be scheduled within 72 hours after surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks to heal from nose surgery. Within this process, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.
How long is rhinoplasty recovery?
- After rhinoplasty surgery, patients can usually return to work 10 days to three weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for four to six weeks. Final results should be apparent six months to one year after surgery.