change the shape and/or improve function of the nose.
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look.
There is a possibility of infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia. Small scarsat the base of the nose may occur if the open technique is used.
In your initial consultation, the surgeon will ask what you'd like your nose to look like, evaluate the structure of your nose and face, and discuss the possibilities with you.
The surgery will be performed at Jaju Plastic Surgery Center. Certain conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure should be monitored after surgery, and may require a short inpatient stay.
Rhinoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and on what you and your surgeon prefer.
Rhinoplasty usually takes an hour or two, though complicated procedures may take longer.
Many surgeons perform rhinoplasty from within the nose, making their incision inside the nostrils. Others prefer an "open" procedure, especially in more complicated cases; they make a small incision across the columella, the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils.
During the first twenty-four hours, your face will feel puffy and you may have a dull headache. The swelling and bruising around your eyes will reach a peak after two or three days. Applying cold compresses will reduce this. Most of the swelling and bruising should disappear within two weeks or so.
A little bleeding is common during the first few days following surgery. Do not blow your nose for a week or so, while the tissues heal.
Nasal packing will be removed after a few days and by the end of one week, all dressings, splints, and stitches should be removed.
Most rhinoplasty patients are up and about within two days, and able to return to school or sedentary work a week or so following surgery. Avoid any strenuous activity that increases your blood pressure for two to three weeks.
Avoid hitting or rubbing your nose, or getting it sunburned, for few months.
You can wear contact lenses as soon as you feel like it.
Remember, with any facial surgery, you may feel and look better in a short period of time. However, it may not be advisable to participate in certain activities -- especially activity that may result in the face being jarred or bumped -- for several weeks. It's best to check with your plastic surgeon about such matters.
You may not be able to accurately evaluate your appearance for weeks, or perhaps even months. Give yourself plenty of time to get used to your new look.
You may be surprised to find that most people won't recognize that you've had facial implant surgery -- only that you look better.