If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your nose, or if you’re experiencing nasal-functionality issues, a rhinoplasty is a procedure that can solve your problems. One of the most common plastic-surgery procedures in the world, rhinoplasty can change the shape of your nose to improve its appearance and can alter areas of the nose to restore functionality.
Why Is Rhinoplasty So Popular?
One reason why rhinoplasty is so popular is because the nose is such a prominent feature on the face. As such, it has the ability to dramatically change the way we look. A nicely structured nose that suits the rest of your face in size and shape can dramatically improve your appearance.
Another reason is that rhinoplasty may be required for medical reasons such as correction of breathing problems caused by the nose or correction of a disfigurement caused by an accident or a birth defect.
Last but not least, so many people across the globe opt for rhinoplasty because it does not require much downtime. To better understand this point, we need to know what the procedure for rhinoplasty is like.
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure; in other words, you do not have to stay in the hospital after your surgery. Dr. Bared will give you either local or general anesthesia. Then he will make incisions. These incisions can either be within your nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or across the base of your nose (open rhinoplasty).
After this, Dr. Bared restructures the bone, cartilage, and skin to create a more appealing appearance or to correct functionality issues.
Even though rhinoplasty may be an outpatient procedure, it is not a simple one. In fact, it is one of the most challenging procedures. This is because the nose is a prominent three-dimensional structure that is placed right at the center of the face.
So, even though the changes made during the surgery may be small, when added together as a whole, they have the ability to make a significant difference in how the nose functions and looks.
There is no standard step-by-step procedure that can be followed. Dr. Bared will customize each surgery according to the needs and unique condition of each patient.
Recovery After Rhinoplasty
Despite the fact that rhinoplasty is complex and highly customized, the recovery period for a rhinoplasty does not take too long. It is normal to experience swelling and bruising after the surgery, which will start disappearing after the third day or so. For the duration of the first-week after surgery, you may have to wear a nasal splint.
Do not engage in strenuous activities for about three to six weeks after your surgery. Discomfort, swelling, and bruising will go away in the first few weeks. However, complete healing requires about six months.
Ready to Find Out More About Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Dr. Anthony Bared, a skilled double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, has the experience needed to give you quality rhinoplasty results. To discuss your procedure during a consultation with Dr. Bared, contact our office today.