Enhance Your Facial Balance with Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reshaping surgery, is a procedure that can transform the size, shape, and overall appearance of your nose. It can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons.
By altering the nose’s structure, rhinoplasty can bring harmony to your facial features and improve your self-confidence.
Techniques for Nose Reshaping Surgery
Dr. Green employs various techniques to achieve the desired outcome in rhinoplasty, depending on each patient’s unique needs and goals. During your consultation, he will assess your individual circumstances and recommend the most appropriate approach for you.
Many people undergo rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of their nose. This may involve reducing or increasing the size of the nose, reshaping the tip or bridge, or addressing asymmetry.
Some individuals require rhinoplasty to correct breathing problems or address structural issues within the nose, such as a deviated septum.
Rhinoplasty and Chin Reshaping: A Comprehensive Approach
In some cases, rhinoplasty may be combined with chin reshaping surgery (genioplasty) to achieve a more balanced and proportionate facial appearance. A small or recessive chin can give the impression of a larger nose, and by addressing both the nose and chin simultaneously, Dr. Green can help you attain optimal facial harmony.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty can be performed as an open or closed procedure. In an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils), allowing for better visibility and access to the nasal structures. In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils.
The surgeon then reshapes the bone and cartilage of the nose to achieve the desired result, whether it’s for cosmetic or functional purposes.
Risks & Recovery
Rhinoplasty, like any surgical procedure, carries risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. There’s also a risk of experiencing breathing difficulties after surgery or not achieving the desired cosmetic outcome. It’s essential to have realistic expectations for the outcome of rhinoplasty. Discuss your goals with your surgeon to ensure they are attainable.
Recovery time varies from person to person, but most individuals can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a week or two.
Splints and nasal packing may be used temporarily to support the nose during the initial healing process.
The final results of rhinoplasty may not be fully apparent until several months after the surgery.
Consultation & Follow Up
During the consultation, you’ll discuss your goals and expectations. The surgeon will evaluate your nose’s structure and provide recommendations. Dr. Green also uses a software where you can visualize your new nose. If you’re considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, it’s also important to have a clear understanding of your goals and motivations for the surgery.
After rhinoplasty, you’ll have follow-up appointments with Dr. Green to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.
The cost of rhinoplasty varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the procedure.
Rhinoplasty is typically considered an elective procedure and may not be covered by insurance unless it’s medically necessary for functional reasons.