Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Boost your self-confidence with this outpatient nose surgery that corrects deformities. Advanced imaging software enables you to preview a computer-generated image of your new nose before surgery.
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed to reshape the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, or narrowing nostril span.
Rhinoplasty is ideal for healthy, psychologically stable men and women who are seeking improvement, but not perfection, in their facial appearance. Most surgeons also consider age as a factor, preferring young patients who have finished growing.
Benefits of rhinoplasty can range from improved breathing to enhanced appearance and self-confidence.
As with any surgery, rhinoplasty does carry some risks. Fortunately, complications are rare and usually minor. Nonetheless, complications may include infection and bleeding.
Depending on the preference of the surgeon and/or patient, rhinoplasty can be performed under general or local anesthesia.
Surgical techniques for reshaping the nose vary. However, rhinoplasty generally involves the separation of nose skin from its framework of cartilage and bone. This can be done either from an incision inside the nose or through an "open" procedure that requires an external incision in the tissue separating the nostrils. The surgeon then reshapes the nose, replaces the skin over the new framework, and applies a splint to help the nose maintain its shape.
Healing after rhinoplasty is slow and gradual with subtle swelling sometimes persisting for months. However, patients can usually expect to return to work or school within a week or two and to more strenuous activity within two to three weeks.
With the exception of changes associated with aging, results are permanent.