nose job , cosmetic surgery
Almost 50% of the population hates their noses. Too large, too wide,
not symmetrical, whatever the reason why you are dissatisfied, a nose
job (Rhinoplasty) may be your answer.
is the term used for
the procedure we commonly know as a nose job, or nose reshaping.
of the reasons people elect to undergo Rhinoplasty include unnatural
size, a bump on the bridge of the nose, an off-center or crooked nose,
asymmetry due to injury, excessively flared nostrils, a droopy or
thick tip, or excessive wideness.
Rhinoplasty can also provide relief
from breathing problems or correct a birth defect.
There are always
limitations to this procedure, therefore it is important to have
realistic expectations for the outcome and truly understand what you
will look like following this procedure.
When you meet with your plastic surgeon to discuss your wishes, it is
important to communicate well about what your desires are for your
Your doctor will ask you questions about what appearance
you'd like your nose to have, evaluate the structure of your face and
make a determination based on your facial structure, age and desires.
Minor bleeding from the nose is
common during the first few days while the tissues heal inside.
When this surgery is performed from inside the nose, there is no
visible scarring. If the procedure requires a narrowing of the
nostrils, scars at the base of the nose are also minimally visible.
Occasionally in rare situations, a follow-up procedure is necessary to
correct minor deformities.
Any nasal packing will be removed after a few days and you'll feel
much more comfortable.
Within two weeks all dressings, splints, and
stitches should be removed.
It may be a few weeks before you feel back
to normal, but you should be able to return to work or school after
two or three days of rest. It is likely that you will be restricted
from strenuous activities for two to three weeks.
You will be asked to
avoid touching your nose or getting too much sun.
Don't forget that healing is a slow process and that the final
appearance you have been dreaming of may not be completely apparent
for up to a year or even longer.