What is Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a facial surgical procedure designed to reshape the nose. Sometimes referred to as a nose job or nose reshaping, it can be performed to correct a structural deformity such as a bump or hook, or to correct a functional problem (such as difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum.
It is important to consider why you want to have nose surgery. The goal is to improve the nose aesthetically to balance it better with the rest of your facial features. Sometimes, breathing is improved at the same time. The best candidates for rhinoplasty are over the age of 14 or 15 and are unhappy with the size, shape, or any other imperfection of their nose.
Nose Reshaping – What to Expect
Nose jobs are typically performed in our on-site surgery facility under general anesthesia. Surgery is performed by making small incisions on the inside of the nose. There are no external incisions. The skin is lifted off of the cartilage and bone, and the nose is then sculpted to the appropriate shape. The skin is then placed back in position, and dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions inside the nose.
The septum is the wall between the two nostrils that divides the nasal cavity into halves. The ideal nasal septum is straight, separating the left and right sides of the nose into passageways of equal size. In contrast, a deviated septum occurs when the septum is shifted away from the mid-line. In severe cases, a deviated septum may cause difficulty breathing through the nose. But this can all be corrected with a simple rhinoplasty procedure.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nasal asymmetry
- Nose size relative to facial balance
- Nose width at the bridge
- Nostril size and position
- Nose profile, visible humps or depressions
- Nasal tip that may be enlarged drooping, upturned or hooked
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
As with most cosmetic surgeries, you will want to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks following your nose surgery. And for best results, you should stay out of the sun for up to eight weeks. The most common side effects are bruising and swelling, which will subside over time. In the meantime, you may return to work and normal daily activities if you desire.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost
As with all plastic surgery, a nose job is a very individualized procedure, so the extent of the surgery will depend on your specific goals. Therefore, the cost of nose job will reflect that.
Before having a nose job, Dr. Jeffrey Marvel will discuss your concerns and expectations in addition to your medical history.