We know you want to see your new nose and get back to your normal routine as soon as possible! So let’s talk about what you should expect during your rhinoplasty recovery. Bear in mind that various aspects of your healing process will require more or less time.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, cost is certainly something you’ll want to ask about. Any reputable plastic surgeon will be happy to provide you with a detailed estimate. It should be inclusive, so you won’t have any surprises later. However, there’s more to “cost” than a simple dollar figure.
Your nose is the central feature of your face. Getting a “nose job” can make distinct or subtle changes that balance your facial proportions by removing humps and bumps, making your nose smaller, etc. But nasal surgery can also correct structural defects that make it difficult to breathe, such as a deviated septum. Once you’ve decided rhinoplastyis right for you, you’ll have to choose the right surgeon.
We often are asked questions about our Rhinoplasty procedure; what happens before, how do we prepare, what happens while you are under anesthesia, and what to expect in the weeks to come. Dr. Raval recently wrote an insightful eBook answering some of these questions, but we also wanted to give some of our more visual patients some insight as well with an infographic. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about the surgery, then click the button at the bottom of this post to download your own copy to keep!
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. Many people get a “nose job” to improve their facial appearance, while others choose surgery to correct breathing problems. You can achieve both goals at the same time. If your nose has been bothering you – aesthetically or functionally – here is some information that can help you decide if surgery is right for you.
Wondering whether a nose job is right for you? This real-life patient’s experience may help you decide. Follow along as we tell her story, in her own words. For privacy, we’ve changed her name.
Every individual has unique desires when it comes to the appearance of their nose. In addition, there are differences between rhinoplasty procedures for men vs. women due to the different facial aesthetics of the two sexes. Some features may be considered more masculine than others. As the demand for these procedures by men increases, men should look to consult with surgeons that appreciate these differences and desires.
- Rhinoplasty procedures can make you look younger.
- A Nose Job improves the overall aesthetic of your face.
Before undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon will consult with you to analyze the overall structure of your face to determine the most natural shape for your new nose. The shape of your nose affects the overall symmetry and attractiveness of your face. Consulting with a trusted, experienced surgeon can help insure your surgery improves your profile as well as your overall facial aesthetic. Learn more about the benefits of rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty has many beneficial effects for a deviated nose, such as improved structure and shape, but it many situations, it may be best to leave a crooked nose, crooked. This is a philosophy believed to be true after many years of experience performing rhinoplasty surgery for Jeffrey Raval, MD facial plastic surgeon and confirmed in a new study that indicates straightening a crooked nose may exaggerate underlying asymmetry in some cases. For prospective patients with deviated noses, this means that a rhinoplasty procedure would improve the shape of your nose but not address asymmetry in the face overall and may make the facial asymmetries more apparent.
Patients and surgeons contribute time and effort to a personalized procedure, expecting the best-possible result in return. Nasal surgery is much like an investment partnership. That's how asking for an estimate helps you see what this “procedural partnership” will require.