The size, shape and proportion of the nose has a dramatic impact on the aesthetic of a person’s face. Many people are unhappy with the look of their nose and seek out a rhinoplasty procedure to bring a better proportion to a nose. Furthermore, this procedure has the ability to improve facial features, reduce the size of a nose, restore damage from an accident or injury, or treat nasal deformities present since birth. Additionally, rhinoplasty or nose surgery is often sought to help with issues other than cosmetic appearance, such as breathing problems.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
A rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure usually involves reducing the size of the nose by removing and sculpting the nasal tissues.
At a pre-operative consultation with our plastic surgeon Dr Gahankari will examine the proportions of your nose, and perform an intra-nasal examination. In addition, he may use medical image morphing to simulate the results of the rhinoplasty surgery. In some instances a rhinoplasty may involve a small procedure if only a small bump on the nose requires correction, or a ‘complete rhinoplasty’ may be conducted that involves reshaping the nose.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
The results of a rhinoplasty are unique to each individual. In general, nose surgery gives patients better facial balance and overall appearance. In most instances the rhinoplasty procedure is completed as a day surgery. Nasal packs, if used, are removed in 24 – 48 hrs and the external splint is worn continuously for at least 10 to 14 days. Most of the swelling of the nose and eyes subsides in 2-3 weeks of the rhinoplasty, which can be expected with most plastic surgery procedures. Subtle bruising and swelling subsides gradually and may take up to 6 months to one year.
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