It is a sad but true reality that many people are unhappy with their noses. Men and women of all walks of life find themselves wishing for a less prominent facial feature. An option that provides a change, a renewed sense of self, and a better self-image is a rhinoplasty. Every single day, nose jobs give patients their desired look.
When the team at JHopkins Plastic Surgery discusses nasal concerns that could solicit a rhinoplasty, they prioritize noses that are misshapen, bulbous, small in nostril flare (or large in flare), and even those that protrude out and away from the face at an uncommon length. Whatever the concern, the right plastic surgeon can inform you if a nasal surgery will address it. Most noses can withstand rhinoplasty and have a quick heal time.
Rhinoplasty is a type of surgical procedure designed to correctly proportion one’s nose on their face. It is often used to correct impaired breathing troubles patients may be experienced due to a defect in the overall structure of the nose itself. When successful, the surgery will reduce nose size, nose width, and nose profile. The tip can be fixed, should it be bulbous or hooked, for example.
Your surgeon will begin the procedure by administering general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty is actually a closed procedure, which means the incisions will be hidden within the nose. Alternatively, an open procedure may be required, where the incision is made across your columella – the narrow strip of skin between the nostrils. By using one of these two incisions, the surgery can successfully reshape the entire structure of your nose by removing excess bone or cartilage in the immediate area. Additional cartilage grafts may be used to provide a more cohesive appearance once completed.
In most cases, a nose job addresses a cosmetic concern. However, in some cases, it addresses a medical one. Depending on your particular case, your health insurance may cover the cost, if it is medically necessary. However, if the procedure is self-pay, you can consider a few financing options. In short, there is no need to wait to get the nose you want.
A cosmetic surgeon who has your needs in mind will work with you, not against you, in financing your nose job. We at JHopkins Plastic Surgery understand that a rhinoplasty isn’t just a trivial surgery; it is a life-changing procedure that brings out a new version of you.
Considering a nose job? The first thing you need to do is research. Read up on how the procedure normally takes place, ask your surgeon what the normal healing time is for the type of rhinoplasty you want to receive, and communicate with your friends and family about aftercare.
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins and the team at JHopkins Plastic Surgery treat your rhinoplasty with the utmost respect and dedication to the desired outcome. Anything less than this wouldn’t have earned us the reputation we stand by. 972-298-6641
After a rhinoplasty, you can expect some temporary swelling around your eyes and nose. You may experience some slight bruising, as well. Your surgeon may place a splint inside your nose, to aid in the healing process. Everyone has a different recovery process; however, many patients experience intermittent swelling in the first year after a rhinoplasty. This occurs as your nose shifts, and the new structure becomes permanent. Do not hesitate to ask your surgeon any questions about recovery, even before they begin the procedure.