Improve Your Nose Shape to Match Other Facial Features With Rhinoplasty

If you wish to improve your nose appearance permanently, you can consider having rhinoplasty. This is the technical name for nose surgery or nose job. The surgery normally improves the form or size of the nose in relation to other facial features. Nose surgery can also enhance smooth breathing that may be interrupted by birth defects, accidents or injuries. A nose job has potential risks and you will need plenty of rest for a smooth recovery. To minimize the chances of risks and ensure that you have an improvement in your nose appearance, your surgery should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Bloch has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and is a board certified nose surgeon.

Deciding on a nose job

If you are thinking about getting a nose job, set up an appointment with your surgeon to discuss it. During that meeting, talk about your goals and tell the doctor what bothers you about your nose and how you would like to change it.

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect nose. Surgery, though, can enhance facial features and emphasize your unique and natural beauty. A plastic surgeon can describe the facial features that make you unique and tell you how changes would enhance your appearance.

The surgeon will evaluate the structures of your nose and other facial features. After this evaluation, he or she can tell you if your expectations are realistic.

The surgeon will also consider your overall health and should discuss with you the risks, recovery time, and costs involved.

There are various techniques for reshaping the nose. Once you decide to go ahead, your surgeon should describe exactly what he or she proposes to do.

If you have health insurance, make sure you talk to your insurer in advance so you know what’s covered and what you will need to pay for. Health insurance typically does not pay for procedures that are done only for cosmetic reasons.

What happens during rhinoplasty surgery?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. After you are given anesthesia, you will be relaxed and pain-free. Dr. Bloch will then make incisions within the nostrils to make correction. If your condition is more complex, the incisions may be made at the narrow strip on the base of your nose. Next, skin is lifted to allow for correction. Correction is achieved by reducing or increasing the size of bone or cartilage. After everything is contoured in place, skin is redraped and closed with sutures. Splints will then be placed on your nose and you may have tiny tubes inserted in your nostrils to help you breathe if you have packing inside your nose. You will then be given post-operative instructions and some medication which include pain relievers and antibiotics.

Am I a good candidate for nose surgery?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider rhinoplasty:

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

Recovering from rhinoplasty

Swelling and bruising around the eyes will be present after surgery but will start improving on the third day. With rhinoplasty, mild swelling may be on and off for several months and is normally worse in the morning. Nose surgery has a prolonged recovery and you need to stay away from any strenuous activities for about 6 weeks or more. You can however resume your work after 2 to 3 weeks and incision scars will remain inconspicuous. It may take up to a year for your nose to finally contour.

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