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How can a rhinoplasty enhance your life?

One of the most defining features of your appearance, the shape and size of your nose can be a source of self-esteem challenges for many – one person’s “dream nose” can be another’s frustration. There’s no such thing as a “perfect” nose – only your own version of perfect; precisely what all of our surgeons are dedicated to helping you discover. Among our most popular features, The Best You offers you spectacular rhinoplasty results to boost your confidence and have you feeling selfie-ready from every angle. 

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or a nose reconstruction, is a surgical procedure to correct and reconstruct the nose. The nose is one of the most prominent features on your face. Some patients find their nose too large, too small, or too wide. Some patients might have bumps that they wish to be smoothed. Some patients may be unhappy with their rhinoplasty results from a previous procedure. Nasal surgery can easily address all these issues and more. While most people have rhinoplasty done for cosmetic reasons, many patients also undergo it to alleviate poor breathing, sinus pressure and other problems that can be caused by defects in the nasal structure. 

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU

What can Rhinoplasty Accomplish?

Common issues with the nasal passages that need to be addressed during Rhinoplasty include: 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Rhinoplasty Surgery

Open Nasal Surgery 

A small incision is made at the columella during an open rhinoplasty. This is the tiny column of skin that separates two nostrils. Your surgeon can see all nasal structures without obstruction by making this incision. This allows the surgeon the ability to make more substantial changes in his nose, and even reconstruct it if necessary. 

Closed Nasal Surgery

A closed rhinoplasty is a less traditional option. It does not require incisions to the nose’s outside to achieve the desired changes. Instead, all incisions for surgery are made within the nostrils. A closed rhinoplasty has the advantage that there is no scarring left outside the nose. However, it is more difficult to view the nasal structure and tip, which can make it less attractive. The Best You recommends this option for those who need the smallest adjustments. 

The more favorable option of both the techniques is open rhinoplasty. It offers greater accessibility and allows for more precision in making the changes you desire. Your surgeon will consult with you to decide the best approach for you. 

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or a nose reconstruction, is a surgical procedure to correct and reconstruct the nose. The nose is one of the most prominent features on your face. Some patients find their nose too large, too small, or too wide. Some patients might have bumps that they wish to be smoothed. Some patients may be unhappy with their rhinoplasty results from a previous procedure. Nasal surgery can easily address all these issues and more. While most people have rhinoplasty done for cosmetic reasons, many patients also undergo it to alleviate poor breathing, sinus pressure and other problems that can be caused by defects in the nasal structure. 

The first 48 hours

Many patients find the first 48 hours (about 2 days) after surgery to be the most difficult. Patients can still feel the effects of anesthesia and experience discomfort during this period. 

Some of the common issues that patients may encounter during the recovery period after rhinoplasty are:

It is best to stay in bed with your head raised for the first 48-hours after your procedure. A puffy nose and dull headache can occur. Bleeding is common during recovery. It is important to not blow your nose. This can negatively impact the results of the Rhinoplasty surgery. Use cold compresses to reduce swelling and ease pain. It takes approximately 10 to 14 days (about 2 weeks) before the swelling and bruising diminishes.

Swelling & Bruising 

It is perfectly normal to experience swelling and bruising following rhinoplasty. There may be swelling and bruising around your eyes, nose, and mouth. For the first few days following surgery, it is recommended to keep your head elevated but not too still. This will aid in the healing process. The first 48 to 72 hours (about 3 days) after surgery, you can use a cold compress or freeze bags of peas to reduce swelling. You can also take pain medication to ease discomfort following surgery. 

Your surgeon will follow up with you approximately one week following surgery to track your progress. Nasal packing will be removed along with any splints and/or stitches. The swelling will decrease, and bruises will start to subside. Initial swelling and bruising usually disappears within a few days, but it could take up to one week to refine your new nasal contour. You may notice gradual changes in your nose’s appearance as it settles into the final shape. While most swelling will disappear within 3 weeks, The Best You advises that you wait a full year before seeing your results. 

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