Nose Job

NOSE RESHAPING ( Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty is a typically straightforward type of plastic surgery that is used to improve the appearance of a person's nose. Rhinoplasty is also known as a "nose job." This surgery can be combined with other surgical procedures such as chin augmentation to enhance the aesthetic results or liposuction.

It can be performed under a general anesthetic or with local anesthetic, depending on patient or doctor preference. Incisions are made inside the nostrils. Sometimes, tiny, inconspicuous incisions are also made on the columella, the piece of skin that separates the nostrils.

Patients usually feel OK very soon after surgery, although maybe a little bit sore, this will pass after a few days. As a precaution, you will be observed by your surgeon after surgery, to make sure all is well.

The first day after surgery there will be typically be some swelling of the face. Patients should stay (horizontal) in bed with their heads elevated for at least 1 day after surgery. Your nose will most likely hurt for a short time, this is normal. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to relieve any pain or discomfort.

Swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose will increase for a few days after surgery, but this will usually begin to subside the third or fourth day. Strenuous activities are not recommended for two to three weeks after your procedure.

Our patients are given a list of postoperative instructions, which include requirements for hygiene, exercise, eating, and follow-up visits to your own doctor.

N.B. Patients should not blow their nose for the first week after surgery, to avoid delay in healing. Also, it is extremely important to keep your surgical dressings dry. Dressings, splints, and stitches are removed in one to two weeks.

Patients should avoid excessive sun or sunburn. Typically 5 days after surgery, you will meet your personal surgeon again for an evaluation, prior to your return home.



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