Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Overview
Rhinoplasty or a ‘nose job’ as it is often referred to, is something people choose for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Since it involves significant technical expertise, be sure to pick a reliable plastic surgeon to conduct your cosmetic surgery. If you live in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Bryson Richards will offer you his full-service plastic surgery practice in Las Vegas.
Is Rhinoplasty for you?
If you’re electing to have nose surgery to enhance your looks, you need to first consult with your plastic surgeon so they can help you better assess what changes you may need, if any. Dr. Bryson Richards will be able to look at your facial features and see if your expectations match up to what the surgery can deliver for you. This consultation also helps decide the extent of changes you need to have done and determine the recovery time and pricing.
Your surgeon will also want to know your medical history, whether you are on any medication, and any allergies you may have. He will then take detailed measurements and photographs of your face. Your alternatives and a recommended course of treatment will be shared with you so you can take a well-informed decision.
In some cases, rhinoplasty is required to enable the more optimal functioning of the nose. Some people have a deviated septum, making it hard to breathe. Corrective nose surgery can address this problem and ease symptoms like congestion. Sharing your medical background is critical to ensure safe and successful Rhinoplasty procedure.
What nose surgery can do for you
Nose surgery helps correct the size of large noses to be more proportionate to the face. It can also work for someone where the tip of their nose is a upturned, hooked, droopy, or bulbous. Corrective surgery can fix nasal asymmetry, reposition nostrils or modify those that are too big. For those who have depressions or bumps on the bridge of their nose, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can work wonders. It is also indicated as a means to fix congestion and breathing problems related to nasal obstructions like a deviated septum.
What to expect during the surgery?
Prior to your surgery, you will be asked to stop smoking until after the procedure. Some of your medication may need to be adjusted. Aspirin and herbal supplements that increase bleeding will also have to be avoided.
Nose surgery is an outpatient procedure lasting a few hours. You will be administered local or general anesthesia depending on what the cosmetic surgeon sees fit. Incisions are made on the nostrils and in some cases on the base of the nose. Your skilled plastic surgeon then uses his expertise to reshape your bone and cartilage into the desired form. In the case of a deviated septum, the plastic surgeon will straighten it and reduce projections in the nose.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
Mild swelling and bruising in the nose and eye area after nose surgery is normal. A nasal splint will help the changes set. Some mild swelling, not easily visible to untrained eye, may last longer, but will be completely gone in a few months. Don’t try anything too physically demanding or active for a month or so. Cold compress can help relieve any swelling and your plastic surgeon may also give you painkillers if they’re needed.
In the hands of a respected plastic surgeon like Dr. Bryson Richards, you should soon be on your way to a complete recovery, with your newly sculpted nose.