Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries done in the world to relieve suffering caused by birth defects or trauma and promote confidence. This procedure is performed for many different reasons, and no two rhinoplasty procedures are exactly the same.
Reconstruction vs Aesthetics
The two types of rhinoplasty are reconstruction surgery and cosmetic surgery. Reconstruction procedures are performed on patients who have experienced injuries and traumas leading to severe nose injuries or have suffered from birth defects such as sinus conditions and deviated septums. The nose’s structure is augmented to function as intended. Patients seeking reconstructive nose surgeries typically expect to have any breathing problems resolved after the surgery.
Cosmetic procedures are performed on patients whose noses are structurally sound to change the shape of nasal structures. You may seek to change the appearance of your nose for a variety of reasons. Common complaints about one’s nose include bumps, bridge width, nostril shape or size, and crooked angles.
Rhinoplasty Sculpts and Defines
Facial symmetry is why the rest of your face needs to be taken into consideration prior to rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is often accompanied with augmentations to the chin or brow to ensure proper balance. Of course, it is important to have reasonable expectations about the results of your rhinoplasty. You can expect facial swelling to go away on its own within four to eight weeks after the procedure. Don’t allow yourself to fret about results while your face is still swollen; eventually, the tissue will heal permanently, allowing you and your surgeon to determine if any follow-up work needs to be done.
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Today, cosmetic nose surgery can be performed in an outpatient surgical facility or in your doctor’s office. Your surgeon will decide whether you require general anesthesia or sedation. These variables depend on the complexity of your rhinoplasty and whether or not other procedures need to be done at the same time. For more information, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Chase Lay, MD. At our convenient location in San Jose, our caring and dedicated staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!