The shape of your nose may result from heredity, or its appearance may have been altered by an accident or injury. Whatever, the reason, surgery to reshape size, shape, angle or proportions of the nose is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries requested. Nose surgery, also called rhinoplasty, can also help patients who suffer from breathing problems.Nose surgery can:
|Change nose size, width or profile|
|Remove or reduce visible humps or depressions on the bridge|
|Improve the appearance of an enlarged or bulbous nasal tip, or one that
droops or is turned up
|Correct large, wide or upturned nostrils|
|Enhance nasal symmetry and facial balance|
Your surgeon will make incisions at the base of the nostril and sometimes inside the nose. This will provide access the bone and cartilage of the nose. Then, the bone and cartilage will be removed or changed to achieve the desired effect. The nose tissue is then redraped, and the incisions are closed. Usually a splint will be applied so that the nose heals correctly, and the nose may be packed.
While the splint will remain on your nose for a week or so, the packing is usually removed the day after surgery. You can expect to have bruising swelling on your face. It is common to experience some pain, and you may be prescribed pain medication. You should see a change within 1-2 weeks following surgery, with continued refinement for 6-12 months.
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