What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is a surgery designed to reshape or enhance the appearance of the nose. The surgery is also indicated sometimes to correct the nose’s structure to improve breathing. Click here to view before and after pictures for the Phoenix and Scottsdale area.
How Can It Be Used to Change a Nose’s Appearance?
This procedure can be used to do the following:
- Alter the size of the nose
- Improve the profile or remove obvious depressions or humps appearing on the bridge
- Improve the look of the tip of a nose that is too upturned or bulbous
- Modify the size of wide or large nostrils
- Eliminate any problems with deviation or asymmetry
Am I a Good Candidate for Nose Surgery?
Nose surgery is a highly personalized choice. Therefore, you are a good candidate if you are a healthy individual who has realistic expectations about the procedure and the outcome.
What Is Involved in the Procedure?
To minimize any discomfort, a general anesthetic and intravenous sedation are typically first administered. An incision is made, either within the nose or on the outside, across the strip that is located between the nostrils. Once the incision is made, the tissues covering the nose are lifted, permitting the doctor to reshape certain structural components.
In reshaping the nose, pieces of cartilage are normally grafted, either from the nose’s septum or, in some instances, from the ear. If the patient’s septum is deviated, the partition is straightened, and any projections within the nose are resized so breathing can be enhanced. Splints or tubes are usually placed to support the healing process.
What Happens After the Procedure?
Splints or tubes that are placed in the nose will be removed after about a week. The initial swelling after surgery should subside after about three weeks.
Call us our Phoenix and Scottsdale area office today at (602) 957-6000 to schedule your Rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Meger.