Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed today. This procedure can address numerous concerns with the appearance of the nose, including size, shape and symmetry. In addition, rhinoplasty can resolve some functional problems with the nose, such as straightening a deviated septum to allow the patient to breathe easier. If you have been considering rhinoplasty, there are a few basic facts about the procedure you need to know.
Rhinoplasty is Not a “One-Size-Fits-All” Procedure
There is not one specific size or shape of a nose that will fit every face. Noses, like other features, are unique to the individual and care must be taken during the surgery to fit the nose to the rest of the facial proportions. Your plastic surgeon should understand the importance of customizing your rhinoplasty to meet your specific aesthetic goals.
Rhinoplasty Can Have a Profound Impact on Facial Proportion
As the central feature of the face, the nose can have a profound impact on a person’s appearance. By changing the size or shape of the nose, even subtly, it can dramatically improve the facial profile and the person’s overall look. Do not underestimate the value a rhinoplasty can have on your appearance and your self-esteem.
Rhinoplasty May be Combined with Other Procedures
Rhinoplasty can serve as a stand-alone procedure, but there are times when the results may be enhanced by combining the nose surgery with other surgical enhancements. One of the most common procedures performed with rhinoplasty is chin augmentation. By altering the size and definition of the nose and chin simultaneously, we can effectively bring balance and symmetry to the entire facial profile.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty May be Easier than You Think
Some people shy away from nose reshaping because they worry that the procedure may entail significant discomfort and a long recovery period. However, many of Dr. Daines’ patients are surprised by how quick and easy the recovery from rhinoplasty can be. Discomfort after surgery is typically minimal and can be effectively managed with pain medication. Bruising and swelling after the surgery usually subside within a couple of weeks and most patients return to work within a week or two.
Your Choice of Surgeon Affects the Success of Your Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a highly customizable procedure that requires skill, training and experience to perform properly. When you are searching for a plastic surgeon for your surgery, make sure you choose a surgeon that is board certified in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Daines is certified in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery, with a specialization in rhinoplasty procedures.