What is Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic rhinoplasty or nose job is a procedure to improve the appearance and function of the nose. A straightforward rhinoplasty involves overall trimming of the nose to better fit a harmonious face.
Rhinoplasty technically refers to improving the outside of the nose by addressing those components that are part of the external nose like the nasal bone and cartilage.
Septoplasty is a procedure that addresses the septum of the nose or the dividing wall that divides the two nostrils. Any deviation of the septum affects both the function of the nose as well as the form and appearance of the nose. Thus, unless the septum is straight with no major deviation, septoplasty and rhinoplasty should be performed at the same time.
Rhinoplasty is a challenging cosmetic procedure due the dynamic nature of the nose and its components. In general, less in more and the least amount of manipulation of nose structure is beneficial and contributes to a stable long term result. Reaching a stable nose appearance after rhinoplasty may take months depending how much manipulation was done.
Rhinoplasty is a satisfying procedure that significantly improves one look if the proper procedure is selected for a given individual. The recovery time initially is about two weeks and then gradual reduction in swelling may take several weeks to months. Contact our office and come in for a consultation to see if you benefit from cosmetic rhinoplasty.