Each year, millions of men and women seek to improve their appearance through rhinoplasty (or “nose surgery.”) Nose surgery can help reshape, or correct the appearance of the nose, restoring facial harmony and improving one’s self-esteem.
Despite its many benefits, nose surgery might not be right for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at the top questions about nose surgery.
- Am I a good candidate for nose surgery? Nose surgery is not a procedure that is best for just one specific age group or gender. Both men of women of any age, who want to improve their appearance, can benefit from nose surgery. Generally speaking, the best candidates for the surgery are in good health, are not on any medications which will cause complications, and have realistic expectations of what the surgery can do for them.
- What can be improved with nose surgery? Rhinoplasty can improve several features of the nose. Through this procedure, the nose can be made smaller, and narrower. Additionally, bumps on the bridge of the nose can be easily corrected. Although many patients seek nose surgery for cosmetic purposes, nose surgery can also improve nasal structural abnormalities (such as a deviated septum) which can make breathing difficult.
- How is this surgery performed? The surgery is done by restructuring the bone and cartilage of the nose, to the patient’s desired shape. Once these structures are reshaped, skin is then fit over the new framework of the nose. Most of the cuts made in this surgery are done inside the nose, so they are not really visible. The surgery usually takes around 2 to 3 hours.
- What can I expect post-surgery? For most patients, pain and discomfort following the surgery is minimal and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. Swelling may occur within the first week after surgery, but that is temporary. Although the amount of time needed to recover from rhinoplasty may vary due to the individual patient, many are able to return to their normal activities within 1 week.
Rhinoplasty in West Orange and Jersey City
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