Rhinoplasty, also referred to by most as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance and function of your nose. The surgery can change the shape of your nose, narrow the nostrils, or remove bumps on the bridge of your nose. Rhinoplasty can also improve your breathing by correcting a deviated septum, a common cause of nasal obstruction. Dr. Rachel Walker of Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas in Dallas, TX, can assist men and women in learning more about this procedure and whether or not it is appropriate for their goals.
Who is a proper candidate for this rhinoplasty procedure?
The decision to have rhinoplasty is a personal one. You may be considering surgery to improve your appearance or to correct a birth defect or injury. Whatever your reason for considering surgery, it’s important to understand the risks and potential complications involved.
What can I expect while recovering from rhinoplasty surgery?
Recovery from rhinoplasty surgery usually takes about two weeks. During this time, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising around your eyes and nose. These side effects should dissipate on thier own within a few days. You may also have some drainage from your nose for the first few days after surgery.
It’s critical to take it easy during your recovery and avoid any activities that could put undue stress on your healing nose, such as strenuous exercise or exposure to dust or pollen. Dr. Rachel Walker will give you specific instructions on what you can and cannot do during your recovery period.
What are the potential complications of rhinoplasty surgery?
Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with rhinoplasty surgery. Complications are rare though they can include infection, bleeding, and reaction to the anesthesia. Dr. Rachel Walker will go over all of the potential risks and complications with you before your surgery so you are fully informed about what to expect.
Schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Rachel Walker today
If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, be sure to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon who performs this procedure regularly. Only a qualified surgeon will be able to give you an accurate evaluation of whether or not this surgery is right for you. Call 972-661-5077 to request an appointment and discuss this or other facial procedures with our team. We are open to new patients and look forward to meeting you!