Reshaping Your Nose with Rhinoplasty

The nose is one of the most prominent features on one’s face. If a person does not like the way that his or her nose looks, then it can have a negative effect on their self-esteem. Altering the size or shape of the nose can have a positive effect on a person’s appearance and self-esteem. That is why many people are opting to get rhinoplasty. It is estimated that 138,258 rhinoplasty procedures were performed in 2009. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today.

Rhinoplasty is also referred to as nose reshaping. This procedure can improve the appearance of the nose. It can also correct breathing problems. Nasal asymmetry, nose width, nostril size and humps on the bridge of the nose are examples of some of the things that can be changed with a rhinoplasty.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Rhinoplasty?

The ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty is someone who is healthy and has realistic expectations. It is important to note that the results of a rhinoplasty are permanent. Teens who want to get rhinoplasty will have to wait until facial growth has been completed. Facial growth is typically completed by the age of 15 or 16 for females. Facial growth for males is typically completed around the age of 17 or 18.

People who want to get rhinoplasty should be non-smokers. Smoking can interfere with the healing process. You will have to schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon before you get rhinoplasty. Your surgical goals, medical history and current medications are some of the things that will be discussed during a rhinoplasty. Your surgeon will also examine your face and discuss your surgical options.

How Long Does It Take To Perform A Rhinoplasty?

It typically takes one or two hours to perform a rhinoplasty. However, it is important to note that there are many factors that affect how long it takes to perform a rhinoplasty, including the extent of the procedure.

What to Expect after a Rhinoplasty

It is normal to experience some swelling and bruising around the nose after a rhinoplasty. Cold compresses can be used to minimize the pain and swelling. Pain medication can also help minimize discomfort. Patients will have to keep their head elevated for a few days after this procedure. Additionally, patient will have to wait a few weeks before returning to strenuous activities.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re unhappy with the look or shape of your nose, Dr. Wendell Perry can help. Located inAlexandria – Woodbridge, VA & Rockville, MD, Dr. Perry will work with you to determine the most effective treatment for your needs. Contact Dr. Perry’s office today to schedule your consultation. You can discuss the issues you’d like to correct and Dr. Perry can go over all the necessary information to help you get the results you want.