Do you have a nose that doesn’t fit your face well or one that you simply don’t like to look at? Thanks to cosmetic surgery, there is now an effective solution available to improve the look of the nose to make it look more proportional to your face and more beautiful. It is a plastic surgery called rhinoplasty, or more commonly known as a nose job.
One of the most common complaints people have about their facial appearance is the look and shape of the nose. Since the face is one of the first things people notice about you when you meet them, having a nose that looks too large or unshapely will be a highlighting feature that you will want to hide.
Apart from reshaping of the nose through plastic surgery, the procedure is also performed to correct functional problems. Rhinoplasty, the cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the nose, is one of the most popular surgical procedures.
Deciding on the Rhinoplasty Surgery
Cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly. You should think carefully about the decision and talk to an experienced plastic surgeon about your options. If you think a nose someone else has may look good on you, you should keep your expectations in check, because the results someone else has obtained may be different than yours.
The surgery is customized to suit the needs of each individual patient and your unique features are taken into account when preparing the surgery.
The result of a cosmetic procedure is permanent so being cautious and taking the appropriate steps is highly advised. However, if you feel as if a rhinoplasty surgery is the perfect option for you after discussing the details of the surgery with an experienced doctor, then you will need to provide your medical history in order to be considered a good candidate. By working with a surgeon who is well-versed in the procedure, you can ensure the best results possible.
Preparing for the Nose You’ve Always Wanted
Preparation goes a long way in healing and recovering from a cosmetic procedure. Relaxing your mind before the surgery is crucial because healing is largely dependent on your post-operative state of mind.
Things that will help are deep breathing exercises, massages, acupuncture, visualization, and yoga. Another practice to accelerate healing is setting up a support network. Keep your friends and family close to help you maintain a positive attitude during recovery.
Your doctor will also provide you with surgical instructions that you will need to follow to ensure the best result. These instructions may require you to stop smoking and drinking, and to stop taking certain medications.
Understanding the Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure that requires an incision to gain access to the underlying tissue. Reshaping is then achieved by either removing the cartilage or bone to reduce the shape or by adding a graft to increase size.
During this time your doctor can help fix any functional issues in the nose as well. If you suffer from a deviated septum, that issue can be corrected in the same procedure. Once all the corrections are made, your doctor will close the incisions.
Recovering from Rhinoplasty: The Last Step
You will have to undergo a period of downtime after the surgery is complete to rest and recover. During this time, you should keep the nose protected with the appropriate bandages.
It is also recommended that you do your best to avoid strenuous activities in order to keep the nose stable and protected from any potential trauma.
Contact us to Learn More About Rhinoplasty
We believe it’s important for you to look and feel your absolute best. If this means improving the look and function of your nose, then we can help you reach your goals. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Gregory Stagnone to begin your journey to a better nose and a better you.