An attractive face is all about balance & proportion. The nose, located front and center, provides the foundation for this sense of aesthetic balance. With the help of our skilled surgeons, the nose can be reshaped and refined to enhance a patient's natural beauty.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, improves the shape, size, and symmetry of a person’s nose, bringing it into better proportion with the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty can be a rewarding and life-enhancing procedure—patients often notice that their overall appearance has improved, as the nose they see now looks natural, like the nose they have always thought they should have.
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What changes can I make to my nose?
The goals of nose reshaping are as individual as the patients who choose to have rhinoplasty. By reshaping the nasal structures, including bone, cartilage, and skin, the surgeon can help achieve one or more of the following:
Straighten a crooked nose
Smooth a prominent bump in the bridge of the nose
Reduce the length of an over-protruding nasal tip
Refine the size of a bulbous nasal tip
Narrow a nose that is too wide for the face
Reduce the size of a nose that is too large
Restore symmetry to the nose following injury
Correct breathing problems by opening up blocked nasal passages
Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Men and women of all ages benefit from rhinoplasty. Nose reshaping is one of the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures for teenage patients too, although our surgeons take special care when evaluating whether or not a younger patient is ready for rhinoplasty. Physically, the nose must be fully developed—typically by around age 14 for girls and 16 for boys. Younger patients also need to demonstrate emotional maturity and understanding about the cosmetic surgery process.
For patients of any age, it is important to have realistic expectations. Rhinoplasty can help you improve upon your existing nose, but it cannot deliver “perfection” nor can it give you the nose of someone else. The surgeon will explain to you what is possible and help you achieve a nose that looks natural with your unique features.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Nose surgery is highly individualized, and the exact techniques the surgeon will use during a procedure will look a little different each time, depending on a patient’s anatomy and desired changes. In general, however, surgeon’s techniques will fall under one of the following procedural approaches.
For an “open” rhinoplasty, a small incision is made under the nasal tip, between the nostrils. This approach allows the surgeon more complete access to the nasal structures, where he can then sculpt the nose into the desired shape. Because of this increased access, surgeons will typically use the open rhinoplasty approach for patients requiring more extensive reshaping. The resulting scars are well-hidden in the natural contours of the nose so they are as inconspicuous as possible.
For a “closed” rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostril. This approach is most commonly used for patients who need more minor adjustments to the nasal structures to achieve their desired improvements. The advantage of closed rhinoplasty is that there is no visible scarring after surgery; however, this approach may not be suitable for more extensive rhinoplasty procedures.
A “tiplasty” refers to the area of reshaping, rather than the incision techniques. As you might have guessed, tiplasty involves reshaping the nasal tip only, without affecting the other nasal structures. Surgeons may use the open or closed approach for tiplasty.
Is it possible to get a “non-surgical nose job”?
In certain cases, the nose can be reshaped non-surgically with dermal fillers, providing improvements that last up to a year. By strategically injecting a filler at certain points in the nose, our skilled surgeons can help smooth out bumps, reshape the nasal tip, and improve nasal symmetry. Although the results are temporary, this non-surgical approach can be a cost-effective way for patients to “test-drive” a nose reshaping procedure before committing to the permanent changes possible with surgical rhinoplasty.
Life After Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is typically performed as a single-day procedure using general anesthesia, although local anesthesia may be appropriate in certain cases. After your procedure, your nose may be placed in a splint. This helps to support your newly reshaped nose and protect it from accidental contact. You may also go home with packing inside your nostrils—this can be uncomfortable, but temporary. Packing is typically removed within the first week after rhinoplasty. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help minimize discomfort during your initial recovery.
Take it easy after rhinoplasty
For the first 1 to 2 weeks, many patients experience bruising and swelling. At first, you may not be able to see the improvements made during surgery. But don’t worry—the majority of bruising and swelling should subside after the first 10 to 14 days. Most patients feel ready to return to work or school after 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the level of activity required. Typically, after 3 weeks, most normal non-contact activities can be resumed. However, limit activity according to your surgeon’s instructions and do not engage in any strenuous activities until you are cleared to do so.
Your new nose will continue to improve
While you will be able to see the improvements your surgeon made during rhinoplasty after the initial bruising and swelling dissipates, it is normal to have some slight residual swelling present for up to a year. This is usually not noticeable to others, though.
The results of rhinoplasty surgery are permanent, this means life-enhancing new nose will be with you for a lifetime life-enhancing procedure.