Rhinoplasty surgery, more commonly known as a “nose job,” is a popular cosmetic procedure that can dramatically improve the look of your nose. If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your nose, rhinoplasty surgery may be right for you. Rhinoplasty can help to correct In addition to improving the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty surgery can also correct functional problems with your nose, such as difficulty breathing. It’s important to note that here at La Belle Vie, we only complete minor cosmetic rhinoplasties, not functional or open rhinoplasties. However, since everyone is different, it’s important to know the differences.
What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Rhinoplasty is a type of nasal surgery that can alter the shape, size, and/or symmetry of your nose. Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed for both cosmetic and functional purposes. For example, if you have a deviated septum that is causing difficulty breathing, correcting this problem with rhinoplasty surgery can improve your quality of life.
Overview of Rhinoplasty Surgery
The rhinoplasty procedure usually takes one to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions in either the inside of your nose or across the columella (the strip of skin between your nostrils). Once the incisions are made, the surgeon will then sculpt the bone and cartilage to achieve the desired results. In some cases, grafts may be used to build up certain areas of the nose. Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures.
Open VS. Closed Rhinoplasty
There are two types of rhinoplasty surgery: open and closed. During open rhinoplasty procedure, an incision is made across the columella (the strip of skin that separates the nostrils), allowing the surgeon direct access to the underlying bone and cartilage. A closed rhinoplasty procedure uses incisions that are made inside the nostrils only, so there are no visible scars after surgery. Dr. Church will recommend the best approach for your specific goals and needs.
Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure, so it is important to choose a surgeon who has extensive experience performing the type of surgery you are interested in. Dr. Church has extensive experience in both open and closed rhinoplasty and has helped countless patients achieve their desired results through this procedure. He will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals and give you the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire.
Rhinoplasty Recovery And Healing Process
After your rhinoplasty surgery, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising around your eyes which will resolve itself over time. You will also have a splint placed on your nose to support it during healing. Most people take one week off from work or school to recover from surgery. However, it can take up to one year for all of the swelling to subside and for your final results to be visible.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
There are many benefits that can be achieved through rhinoplasty surgery. From feeling more confident to correcting asymmetry, rhinoplasty surgery can benefit each person differently. However, it is important to note that not everyone may be eligible for this procedure, due to septal concerns or multiple traumas, making it more difficult.
First and foremost, this type of surgery can improve the overall appearance of your nose by altering its size, shape, or symmetry. A nasal hump or a “bulbous” nasal tip can create a disproportion to the face and, as a result, self-esteem concerns. If you have always been unhappy with your nose but never knew there was anything that could be done about it, rhinoplasty surgery may be right for you.
Improve Nasal Function
In addition to improving the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty surgery can also correct functional problems with your nose that may be affecting your quality of life. For example, if you have a deviated septum that is causing breathing problems or chronic sinus infections, correcting this problem with rhinoplasty surgery can improve your quality of life significantly.
Improve Self Esteem
It’s not uncommon for people who are unhappy with their noses to also suffer from low self-esteem or even depression. Thankfully, rhinoplasty can help to improve these conditions by providing patients with an enhanced sense of self-confidence. When patients look in the mirror and see a nose that they are happy with, it can do wonders for their overall mental well-being. At La Belle Vie, we want you to look and feel your best self!
Rhinoplasty Is Relatively Safe and Effective
Rhinoplasty is considered a safe and effective surgical procedure with a high success rate. However, as with any type of surgery, there are risks involved such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to general anesthesia. Be sure to discuss these risks with your surgeon prior to having the procedure so that you know what to expect.
Results Are Usually Long Lasting
When performed by a skilled surgeon, rhinoplasty results are usually long-lasting. In some cases, surgical correction may be needed to correct any issues that arise over time; however, for many people, once is enough!
Improved Sleep and Decreased Fatigue
Finally, rhinoplasty can also help to reduce fatigue. If you have trouble breathing at night, you may wake up feeling tired even if you’ve had a full night’s rest. This fatigue can make it difficult to concentrate during the day and make it hard to get through your normal routine. Rhinoplasty can help you avoid this fatigue by improving your breathing, opening your nasal passages, and giving you the restful sleep you need.
Find An Experienced Surgeon
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose or if you have functional problems with your nose that are affecting your quality of life, then a rhinoplasty may be right for you! This type of cosmetic procedure can dramatically improve both the appearance and function of your nose while also giving you long-lasting results that will boost your confidence! Dr. Church is an experienced board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in performing successful rhinoplasties for his patients– contact us today to learn more about how we can help achieve YOUR desired results!