Rhinoplasty is the process of reshaping the nose to address cosmetic issues, functional issues, or both. This procedure is able to correct many different types of nasal malformations, including a nasal hump, a too-wide base or bridge, an overprojected nasal tip, and a crooked septum. Some nasal malformations create issues with one’s ability to breathe.
Rhinoplasty surgery can require one to three hours on average to perform. General anesthesia is used on your procedure. After the anesthesia has been administered and the incisions have been created, all needed alterations are performed. This can include reduction or repositioning of cartilage, bone, and/or soft tissue, along with the addition of any grafts.
Once your incisions are sealed with the help of medical sutures, we may use bandages, internal packing, and/or a nasal splint to protect the area. You’ll then be ready to move onto the final phase of rhinoplasty: the recovery phase.
During this phase, it will be important to be very gentle with your healing nose. Do not blow your nose for around one week. At night, sleep on your back so that there is less pressure on your nose. Any swelling and bruising can be lessened with the help of cold compresses.
You will be able to return to your job in about seven to ten days. Do not participate in any strenuous activities, especially ones that might risk nasal damage, for around six weeks.
Once your bruising and swelling have disappeared, you’ll be able to show off your newly recontoured nose! Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos will be able to explain more about rhinoplasty during a consultation at our office. Contact us today to get started.
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