Rhinoplasty is the most popular form of facial plastic surgery after eyelid surgery. Among the reasons for a nose job are to reduce a nasal hump, alter the size and orientation of the tip of the nose or repair a deviated septum — the part of the nose between the nostrils, damage to which results in the familiar appearance of the broken nose and can also cause breathing problems.
To alter the shape of the nose, the surgeon reshapes the cartilage and bone under the skin. In order to shape a nose that does not look like it has been operated on at all, the surgeon usually puts the incisions of rhinoplasty inside the nose, where no one can see them. Doctors call this a closed rhinoplasty. Sometimes an incision is needed in the skin on the outside of the nose. This is called an open rhinoplasty, and the incision is usually performed in the skin between the nostrils.
After surgery, there will usually be swelling in the nose, along with some bruising. The bruising will fade within a week to ten days, while the swelling can last for several weeks. Now you will be able to see exactly what your new nose looks like.
Dr. M. Sean Freeman is Charlottes best rhinoplasty surgeon. He has been certified by two different surgery boards. He has done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. Schedule your appointment or online consultation today.