What is Rhinoplasty?
Our New York rhinoplasty, a popular “nose job” procedure, is helpful in enhancing the shape of one’s nose and creates facial harmony. Besides having cosmetic advantages, a rhinoplasty procedure may also treat impaired breathing that results from structural nasal defects. Some of the common problems addressed by rhinoplasty include large, upturned or wide nostrils, bulbous or enlarged nasal tip and a nasal profile with significant depressions or humps. The results of a rhinoplasty procedure might not be absolutely symmetric, but it is aimed at correcting proportion and creating facial balance.
Is There Pain?
The good news for all rhinoplasty candidates is that the procedure is absolutely painless. In fact, rhinoplasty entails a very short recovery time period as compared to other facial correction procedures. Most patients are able to resume your routine activities within a week after the surgery. Your surgeon will administer certain medications to make you feel comfortable during the rhinoplasty procedure. The typical choices include general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. In the initial consultation with your surgeon, you will get to know about the suitable sedation option in your specific case.
What Results Can I Expect?
Rhinoplasty surgery in NYC may vary from moderate to significant results. This usually depends on the type of correction needed/desired by the patient. Hence it is critical to discuss your surgery goals with the cosmetic surgeon during the initial consultation.
Although the initial swelling will decrease in a couple of weeks, it might take several months for the new nose structure to become fully refined. You will keep noticing small changes in your nose structure during this time. The results of a rhinoplasty procedure are long-lasting and relatively permanent. These results can be extended with proper care, including the use of sun-protection and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
How Much Does it Cost?
Rhinoplasty may be different for different patients. This means that the cost of the procedure will be variable depending on several key factors. It is important for patients to discuss the overall surgery costs with the physician, including financing and payment options.
How Long Does a Normal Procedure Take?
A simple rhinoplasty procedure involves re-narrowing and bum removal. This type of rhinoplasty takes approximately 75 minutes. It is possible to complete a simple open rhinoplasty within 2 hours. On the other hand, a nose job involving a cleft-lip or a revision rhinoplasty will typically take a little over 2 hours. But there is hardly any rhinoplasty procedure that takes more than 3 hours to be completed.
The preparation of a rhinoplasty surgery may entail the following steps:
Undergoing a laboratory test
Refraining from smoking
Making adjustment to current medicines or taking certain prescription medicines (as advised by the surgeon)
Avoiding the intake of herbal supplements, aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs because they increase the risk of bleeding
Besides these steps, your cosmetic surgeon will also take you through the procedure briefly and explain how and where the surgery will be executed. The initial consultation will give you an excellent idea of what to expect during the procedure.
What happens during surgery?
During our New York rhinoplasty surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will sculpt the bone and cartilage of your nose so that the desired look can be achieved. The procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia or intravenous sedation so that you can be comfortable throughout the surgery.
A surgeon may perform rhinoplasty either through an open technique (incision across the narrow tissue strip separating the nostrils) or through a closed technique (incisions are concealed within the nose). These incisions allow the surgeon to gently raise the skin covering the nasal cartilage and bones and he/she gets access for reshaping the nose structure.
Once the sculpting of the underlying nose structure is completed, nasal tissue and skin are re-draped and the surgeon can close the incisions. In some cases, additional incisions are made in the nostril creases for altering their size.
Rhinoplasty recovery usually involves a couple of weeks and patients need to take special precautions in order to boost their recovery while also ensuring great aesthetic results. During the recovery time, a packing and/or splint might be put in your nose. Also, the exterior might be covered with bandages or a splint for additional support and protection during early healing.
Most patients are able to resume their daily activities within a week. The bruising and swelling will likely subside in 10 to 12 days with the help of prescribed medication. Complete healing from a rhinoplasty procedure can take 9 to 18 months, but most patients can see the final results at the end of 12 months.
Ensure that you follow the post-operative instructions given by your surgeon that indicate the right care for your surgical site. He/she will also prescribe oral and/or topical medications to enhance healing while minimizing the risk of infection.
Can I Still Work?
Yes. Patients are required to adorn a splint after the rhinoplasty procedure. But this is mostly removed after a week and then they could easily get back to work.
Are There Risks?
Like any other cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty may entail a few risks and complications. Each patient needs to assess their own personal goals and decide whether or not the benefits of the surgery outweigh the risks. The surgeon will give you details about all the minor risks related to the procedure during the initial consultation. These may include infection, scarring, swelling, delayed wound healing, skin discoloration and other similar risks. A consent form would need to be signed by the patient before the surgery.
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