Do you think that your nose is out of balance with your other facial features? Rhinoplasty can improve the way your nose looks. When rhinoplasty is properly done, the nose should blend harmoniously with the other facial components. But you may be wondering what exactly rhinoplasty can do for you. Let’s find out.
What Can Rhinoplasty do for you?
Rhinoplasty also known as a ‘nose job,’ is a procedure that is done to reshape the nose. It can be performed for aesthetic purposes only, to alter the shape of the nose, or to fix a medical problem and improve function.
Aesthetically, rhinoplasty can address several concerns that will make the nose more attractive and in balance with the other facial features. Rhinoplasty can reduce the size of the nose, adjust a dorsal hump, make the tip less bulbous or droopy, reshape the nostrils, or make the nose shorter or longer. The resulting changes can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the aesthetic outcome you desire.
Functionally, rhinoplasty can resolve airway issues that result from problems with the nasal anatomy and can impede normal breathing. Airway issues are often due to a deviated septum which can be straightened by septum surgery or septoplasty. Septoplasty alters the structure of the nose and since most of the work is done inside, there may be no change in the outward appearance of the nose (click here to learn more).
What to expect after rhinoplasty
There is generally some swelling and bruising after rhinoplasty that can take several weeks to resolve. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities after about 7 days.
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If you are in the Raleigh and Durham, NC areas, Stein Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.facialdoc.com, or by calling (919) 666-3764.