Nose surgery, commonly referred to as a nose job, is known in the medical community as rhinoplasty. As with many medical terms, the word rhinoplasty comes from Greek roots; the word ‘rhino,’ means nose, and ‘plasty,’ means surgical correction.
Because the nose is one of the most prominent features of a person’s appearance, it makes sense that it is typically one of the most popular surgeries performed worldwide each year.
Why Do Patients Choose To Have Nose Surgery?
Patients usually come to see us for cosmetic reasons, such as a hump on the nose, or maybe the tip of their nose is too wide and bulky or boxy. Sometimes they feel their nose is also too wide and proportionally larger in comparison with their face.
Other patients have functional issues that need to be corrected. Some patients have some issue of breathing along with a cosmetic concern. Maybe they have a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates. Oftentimes, when there is a functional issue on the inside, it displays visibly on a person’s face.
Whether your reasons are cosmetic or functional, rhinoplasty can be life-altering. If you have been living with functional issues, a corrected nose can impact your breathing, taste, smell, and more. If you have been unhappy with your nose’s appearance, cosmetic corrections can greatly enhance your appearance and improve self-esteem.
What Are Some Cosmetic Improvements Available With Nose Surgery?
Some of the most commonly treated cosmetic nose concerns are:
- Dorsal ridge/ bridge irregularity (dips or bumps)
- Asymmetrical nose tip
- Nasal tip damage
- Bulbous nasal tip
- Dorsal curved septum (crooked nose)/ Asymmetrical nose
- Enlarged/ flared nostrils
- Disproportional nose (too large or too small for face)
- Nasofacial angle deviations (acute/ deep or obtuse)
While there are other aesthetic concerns that rhinoplasty can address, nose surgery cannot change the basic nose structure. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your goals and make recommendations based on their experience and your facial features.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Nose Surgery?
A nose surgery procedure is usually done as an outpatient and takes approximately two hours to perform. In the early part of healing, there will be some swelling and bruising on the side of the nose, and some people may experience some discomfort along with that. Many time there is splint on the outside, which is usually taken out in about a week or so.
Most of the time people will see the result of most of the correction immediately. Remaining correction continues to improve over next few months. Sometimes up to year and a half or so.
Schedule A Nose Surgery Consultation
Rhinoplasty is an extremely rewarding operation for many patients. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate and discuss your options. If you are having functional issues, you should discuss them with your physician immediately.
Do you live in or around Orland Park, IL or Oak Lawn, IL and are ready for a rhinoplasty consultation?