Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a nose job, is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed around the world. Many people choose to undergo rhinoplasty because they’re unhappy with their nose shape. Others find that nose surgery can improve their breathing as well as medical conditions such as sleep apnea.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, it’s helpful to understand how the surgery is performed and the benefits you can expect from it. In this article, we’ll discuss how rhinoplasty works.
Rhinoplasty is the medical terminology for nose surgery. It involves surgically altering the nose to better fit the symmetry of the face. Areas that may be corrected during rhinoplasty include:
During rhinoplasty, areas that impact your ability to breathe normally may also be fixed, such as a deviated septum. People who have problems breathing may find that this change alone has a dramatic impact on their quality of life.
There are several benefits to nose surgery. These include the following.
A nose that doesn’t quite balance with your facial features can be frustrating. Because your face is the first thing people generally notice about your appearance, having a nose that’s larger or smaller than what you’d expect can be bothersome. Rhinoplasty can help alleviate this issue and balance the nose with your other facial features.
A nose job can address the overall shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty can remove bumps on the bridge of the nose, tighten up angles along the nose, and reduce the size of its tip.
If the size of your nose bothers you, a nose job can help to fix the problem. For example, some individuals feel that their nose is too large. Rhinoplasty can reduce the overall size of your nose, making it less conspicuous and a better fit for the proportions of your face.
If you find it difficult to get a full night’s sleep, the cause may be the structure of your nasal cavity. Having poorly formed nasal cavities can result in sleep apnea or abnormal snoring.
By undergoing a nose job, you can correct these issues and restore your ability to get uninterrupted sleep. This can result in more energy and enhanced concentration and focus during the day.
Undergoing rhinoplasty does not have to be done on its own. In fact, combining other procedures with rhinoplasty may give you the most dramatic results. Patients often opt to add on neurotoxin or dermal filler injectables to their rhinoplasty to help balance facial symmetry or restore a more youthful appearance.
People who suffer from regular sinus problems can find relief through nose surgery. This type of surgery can prevent fluids or mucus from draining into the nose, which often results in blocked sinuses. People who undergo rhinoplasty find that both the aesthetic and medical benefits can add significant improvements to their lives.
Since the nose protrudes from the face, it’s not uncommon for it to suffer injury as the result of a fall, fight, or accident. At the time of the accident, your nose may not have been properly fixed. A rhinoplasty procedure can correct issues with the nose’s appearance that were caused by a prior injury.
Before undergoing nose surgery at Silhouette Aesthetics, you’ll meet with one of our experienced doctors to discuss the procedure. We’ll fully examine your nose and take pictures so that we can prepare for the surgery and decide on the most appropriate strategy to achieve your goals.
You’ll need to provide us with your full medical history, as well as a list of any medications you’re taking. This will help us to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like during your consultation. We want to ensure that you are entirely comfortable with the procedure.
On the day of your surgery, we’ll begin by administering anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Next, we’ll mark the areas on your nose that we intend to improve during the surgery. Two main approaches are used for rhinoplasty. These are referred to as open and closed nose jobs.
In an open nose job, incisions are made inside each nostril, as well as at the base of the nose. Open rhinoplasty is common when the tip of the nose is being adjusted, or when there are modifications that require the surgeon to have more access to the nasal tissues.
A closed approach involves incisions that are made within the nostrils. No incisions are made to the visible parts of the nose.
Additional steps taken during the nose job depend on the areas that need to be addressed. Our experienced doctors will determine the appropriate steps to take throughout your nose surgery procedure.
When the surgery is complete, incisions will be closed using dissolvable stitches. Following a brief recovery in our office, you’ll be able to return home. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to assist you during the recuperation process.
At Silhouette Aesthetics in Livermore, CA, we offer a team of skilled doctors who can help you decide whether a nose job is right for you. To learn more, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We can design a treatment plan that fits your unique goals and needs.
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