Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Reshaping the nose can help give your face a more pleasing and natural balance.
The surgery takes an hour or two and is performed on an outpatient basis. It consists of reshaping the cartilage and bone of the nose and then allowing the skin to conform to the new frame. Your surgery will be as individual as you are. You and Dr. Goldman will decide on how your nose will be shaped. It can be reshaped in many ways including:
- Reduce or increase the size
- Change the shape of the tip or the bridge
- Narrow the span of the nostrils
- Change the angle between the nose and upper lip
- Correct a birth defect or injury
The first twenty-four hours your face will probably feel puffy and achy and you may feel congested. If needed, pain medication can control any discomfort. Plan on resting with your head elevated for the first day. The next few days will comprise of some bruising and swelling and you will feel fine. You can apply a cold compress to reduce this. Most of the bruising and swelling will be gone within one week. You will probably be back to work a week after surgery, but results will continue to improve for up to one year.
Subtle changes in the shape of your nose can greatly improve the balance and harmony of your face. You may look younger, thinner or more elegant depending upon the changes you request. Your result will be individualized and natural.
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