Rhinoplasty can significantly enhance your appearance and improve your overall facial balance. Even more importantly, a nose job can boost your confidence and make you feel good about what you see in the mirror.
Whether you’re looking for significant changes or smaller refinements, or if you want to achieve functional or cosmetic changes, the decision to get a nose job should be considered carefully. Let’s look at 4 things a nose job can achieve by looking at real patients before and after photos.
1. Reduce Lumps or Humps on the Bridge of the Nose
Bumps and humps on the bridge of the nose are often caused by excess bone or cartilage along the nasal bridge.
To reduce the prominence of a nasal bump, your plastic surgeon will remove the excess cartilage or bone from the bridge of the nose through closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty. The technique your surgeon chooses will depend on the nature and extent of the changes to be made.
2. Straighten a Crooked Nose
To straighten a crooked nose with rhinoplasty, the structures that make up the nose—the nasal bones, the cartilage, and the septum—need to be addressed.
Sometimes the nose is straightened by reducing or adding to the nasal bones or cartilage. In other cases, the septum may need to be repositioned. Some patients may benefit from adjustments to all three structures.
3. Refine the Columella and Nasal Tip
Rhinoplasty can reshape or refine the tip of the nose and the skin between the nostrils to create a better balance with the rest of the nose and other facial features. For this patient, the goal was to reduce the amount of columella “hang” and improve the tip’s appearance.
4. Revise Unsatisfactory Results From Previous Rhinoplasty Surgery
The goal of revision rhinoplasty is to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing and functional nose while addressing any complications or issues that arose from the initial surgery.
Revision rhinoplasty is a complex and challenging procedure that should only be performed by a highly experienced and qualified rhinoplasty surgeon.
What To Expect After Rhinoplasty Surgery
Your surgeon will provide aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.
Expect some swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes following rhinoplasty. The degree will vary by patient, but it typically peaks around the third day after surgery and gradually subsides over the next 2 weeks.
Discomfort in the nose and surrounding areas after surgery can be managed with prescription pain medication. In most cases, a cast is placed on the nose after surgery to support and protect it during recovery. It is usually removed about a week after surgery.
Request a Consultation
The most important step in getting your desired results is to choose the best rhinoplasty surgeon for your needs. If you’re interested in speaking with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to find out what rhinoplasty can achieve for you, call our Scottsdale office today at (480) 214-9955 or request a consultation using our online form.