Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (RIE-no-plas-tee) is surgery that changes the shape of the nose. The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the appearance of the nose, improve breathing or both. The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the nose. There are two types of plastic surgery used – reconstructive surgery that restores the form and functions of the nose and cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the nose.

How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty?

How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Rhinoplasty? A nasal splint is normally worn for the first week after rhinoplasty. You can expect swelling and some bruising around the eyes after surgery which will begin to improve after the third day, but lasts up to two weeks.

What can you not do after rhinoplasty?

To further lower the chances of bleeding and swelling, your doctor may ask that you follow precautions for several weeks after surgery. Your doctor may ask you to: Avoid strenuous activities such as aerobics and jogging. Take baths instead of showers while you have bandages on your nose

What is the procedure for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions arehidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.

How should I sleep after rhinoplasty?

After rhinoplasty, you should sleep on your back with your head elevated on two pillows for at least one week to minimize swelling. Dr. Boyd may require some patients to continue sleeping on their backs for a while longer to avoid damaging the nasal tissues.

Does a rhinoplasty hurt?

More often than not, a rhinoplasty procedure will result in little to no pain at all. Dr. Kay performs all rhinoplasty surgeries using general anesthesia, leaving the patient asleep so they feel nothing during the procedure.

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