Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self- confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose. The nose can be considered the dominant feature of one's face and there are many individuals looking to make changes to their nose in order to affect their overall look. Even the slightest change to the nose, can greatly affect one's overall facial appearance and improve their look and boost self-confidence. The analysis of the patient's nose, their goals, and expert surgical technique are of the highest importance.
Am I a good candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
During your initial consultation at Head to Toe Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Alnajjar will discuss with you your objectives and expectations from the procedure. This will include a complete medical history and an examination of nasal tissue, bone and structure. Dr. Alnajjar will suggest a procedure that suits you best and answer any questions that you might have.
How does Rhinoplasty work?
Cosmetic or functional surgery of the nose usually takes 1½ hours to 2½ hours and may be done either with you asleep under general anesthesia or awake under sedation. Most incisions are placed inside the nostrils, but in some cases a small incision may be made in the natural creases along the sides or near the base of the nose. These heal quickly and leave scars that are nearly invisible. At the end of the operation, a cast will be placed on your nose. If there is any bleeding, a light dressing may be placed inside the nostrils and removed the same day or the next day. If any sutures were placed in a natural crease, they are removed in several days. The cast is usually removed in one week.
What should I expect after a Rhinoplasty procedure?
Most people are amazed by how little pain there is after nasal surgery. The most uncomfortable part of the recovery is the inability to breathe through the nose for several days due to swelling. This usually improves within one or two weeks. Expect some swelling around your eyes for several weeks. As the swelling subsides, you will start to see the improvements from your surgery. A few special precautions are required during your recovery. Bending or lifting can prolong swelling, so this is not recommended for three weeks after nasal surgery. Running, cycling, or aerobics should not resume for three weeks. Contact sports should be avoided for six weeks, as it takes that long for the bones to fully heal. You may drive when the swelling subsides enough not to interfere with vision, and you may fly two to three weeks after nasal surgery. Remaining out of work for 3-4 days after the procedure.
Why should I choose Head to Toe Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for my Rhinoplasty?
At Head to Toe Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we believe that you should look as good as you feel. , Dr. Samer Alnajjar, board certified plastic surgeon provides the best results obtainable in everything from a rhinoplasty to a breast lift. Our accredited facility employs the latest state of the art technologies and techniques. Our staff are knowledgeable, dedicated, and qualified. Every patient can expect professionalism, courtesy, follow-up and follow through.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
· Facial Symmetry
· Improved Shape
· Proportionate Size
· Removal of Bumps or Crookedness
· Alleviate breathing difficulties due to structural problems