Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
The nose can be a dominating facial feature. If it is out of proportion it can distract attention from other attractive features. Rhinoplasty surgery can reshape various parts of the nose to make it blend better with the overall appearance of your face. In some cases breathing problems can also be improved during the procedure. During your consultation Dr. Kpodzo will listen closely to your concerns about your nose and develop a plan to alter your nose in a way that will be flattering and improve your facial symmetry. It is not about giving you someone else’s nose, but giving you a more attractive and proportional version of your nose.
Rhinoplasty Surgery (Nose Job): What to Expect
- Surgical Setting - patients performed on an outpatient basis meaning you go home on the same day
- Anesthesia - General anesthetic
About the Surgery
In most cases patients will have a small incision across the columella (the bridge of skin between the two nostrils) as well as some incisions hidden inside the nose.
You will feel good after a few days but most patients take 1 week off from work. Swelling and bruising can last for up to 2 weeks. Immediately after surgery patients must avoid any activity that will raise their blood pressure and the head is kept elevated to help decrease swelling. Following the surgery a nasal splint (plastic covering) is left in place for one week to protect the new nose, in some cases you may have a splint or packing inside your nose as well. After about 2 weeks very light exercise such as walking can be resumed but sports and vigorous exercise must be strictly avoided for 4-6 weeks. The final appearance of your nose cannot be judged until 6 months after surgery.