The nose is the central, most prominent feature of the face and a major factor in defining balance and harmony among facial features. When the nose is out of proportion with other facial features or the nose does not complement the face, it can affect self-image and confidence. In most cases, the specific characteristics of the nose are a result of heredity; however the appearance of the nose may sometimes be the result of injury or prior surgery.
If you are bothered by the size or shape of your nose, then cosmetic surgery of the nose, or rhinoplasty, may be right for you. In general, rhinoplasty improves the appearance and proportion of the nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
This brochure presents an overview of surgery of the nose. The best way to learn how surgery of the nose can help fulfill your personal goals is a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
» What is rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic surgery of the nose, or rhinoplasty, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the nose. Specific features addressed in cosmetic surgery of the nose, and strictly for appearance enhancement, include:
These features are generally caused by heredity, however they can be caused by injury
» Where do I begin?
A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how surgery of the nose can improve the appearance of your nose and facial harmony, or how surgery of the nose can improve your breathing function
Overall health and personal outlook can greatly impact the outcome of surgery of the nose. These will be carefully evaluated in consultation. Be candid about your desire to improve your appearance, your medical history, prior surgeries, allergies, and medical treatments
By making the decision to consult with a plastic surgeon and following all the instructions given, you are taking important steps in helping to assure your safety.
Your plastic surgeon should have completed surgical training and examinations in plastic surgery which uniquely qualifies them to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and entire body
» My rhinoplasty
Cosmetic surgery of the nose is an individualized procedure that takes into account all the specific characteristics that contribute to the overall appearance of the nose and its relation to other facial features
» Preparing for surgery
Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain the surgical procedure recommended for your specific case. Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your plastic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications
» Following surgery
Once your procedure is completed, a splint and/or packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing
» Progress and healing
Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, headache and discomfort that can be controlled with medication and cold compresses. These are all common conditions.
Your plastic surgeon will instruct you to keep your head elevated at all times until initial swelling has subsided, and to keep any nasal packing in place at all times
The outcome of your nose surgery will appear gradually over time. At a minimum, a year is considered normal for the outcome of surgery of the nose to fully refine. In general, the results of nose surgery are permanent; however, cartilage, the main supporting structure of the nose, is continually growing and moving tissue that may change the outcome over time
» Rhinoplasty€ 2800,00 - 3800,00