The result addresses aesthetic desires by balancing the size and shape, and improving the nasal profile.
The nose is one of the most notable facial features. The goal of a rhinoplasty is to create a balanced and beautiful look that is harmonious with the entire face. It can address functional concerns by correcting deviation or asymmetry. It may also be performed as a reconstructive procedure to correct a birth defect or an injury such as a broken nose.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. It is important to note that this procedure involves a sensory organ and should be handled with the utmost care, and by an experienced plastic surgeon. To determine the best strategy, a consultation with Dr. Brady helps in understanding your personal anatomy and unique goals.
- It can help balance the size of the nose with the other facial features, modify the width of the nose at the bridge, improve the nasal profile, including removing humps or depressions, contour a nasal tip that is too large, "boxy," drooping or upturned, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, narrow and reshape the nostrils or correct asymmetry or deviation.
- Combining nose reshaping with septoplasty can effectively treat certain breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum.
- Surgeons use one of two techniques when performing nose surgery. In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils. In an open rhinoplasty, the incision is made across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils.
- The entire procedure lasts 1 to 2 hours.
RECOVERY / POST-OPERATIVE
For a short time after the surgery, patients may experience puffiness, nose ache, a dull headache, some swelling, bruising, bleeding and/or stuffiness. Most patients feel like themselves within two days and return to work in about a week. The results of rhinoplasty become gradually apparent as the days pass after surgery and swelling recedes. Swelling may reappear from time to time in the first year after the procedure. It is typically more noticeable in the morning and fades during the day.