As the most central feature of our face, our nose is extremely prominent. If you are happy with the appearance of your nose then this isn’t anything to worry about, but if you are one of the many people who feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the way that your nose looks, looking in the mirror could be difficult or even impossible. In fact, people who are unhappy with the way that they look can experience all manner of psychological issues. Fortunately, rhinoplasty enables patients to make significant changes to the appearance of their nose, restoring their confidence and self-esteem.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery procedures, and its popularity is attributed to the fact that it is virtually impossible to mask or change the appearance of the nose without it. The goal of cosmetic rhinoplasty is to change the shape and/or size of the nose so that it is more attractive and more in proportion with the patient’s features.
There are various types of rhinoplasty, and these are defined by their purpose and the sort of change that they make to the nose.
As you may guess from the name, this type of rhinoplasty focuses on reducing the size of the nose. To do this, the bridge, tip, and nostrils may need to be re-sized, and this may involve the removal of some bone and cartilage.
This type of rhinoplasty looks at rebuilding the main framework of the nose to restore it or make it larger. Bone and cartilage may need to be taken from another part of your body and grafted onto your nose to achieve this. Augmentation rhinoplasty is usually recommended for patients who have a naturally flat nose, or who have suffered trauma to their nose and are experiencing breathing problems.
This is when the septum, which is the thin piece of cartilage separating the nasal chamber, is either straightened or rebuilt, along with altering the overall cosmetic appearance of the nose.
This form of rhinoplasty involves altering only the tip of the nose and nostrils.
Will I have scars after rhinoplasty?
This is a very common question from people considering rhinoplasty surgery. As your nose is in the very middle of your face and impossible to hide, every effort is taken to ensure that patients experience minimal or no visible scarring. This is done by making all incisions in the surgery inside the nostrils wherever possible. However, in some instances, it may be necessary to place very small incisions either side of, or between your nostrils. Caring for any scars properly will help them to fade more quickly.
Will I be in pain after rhinoplasty?
Some discomfort is to be expected after your rhinoplasty surgery, and you will be given medication to help you manage your pain. You should take these as directed to ensure that you aren’t suffering unnecessarily. Being in pain can slow down the healing process as well as making your recovery unpleasant.
In addition to discomfort, your eyes and nose will probably be bruised and swollen too. It can take several weeks or more for any swelling to fully subside and the final result of your procedure to be visible. It is essential that you follow the post-surgical instructions given to you by our team during this time.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty could transform your face and give you a better-proportioned looked. To find out more, or to schedule a confidential consultation, please contact our team at our cosmetic surgery offices in Boca Raton, FL today.
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