Have you heard of rhinoplasty before? While it may seem to have a technical name to the average person, we’re sure you’re familiar with its more colloquial name, a “nose job.” While neither name is particularly sexy, per se, this is a great, popular procedure that can help you immensely with a number of solutions for your nose. Rhinoplasty is defined as a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, or respiratory impediment. It’s a relatively quick and painless procedure, with recovery time not typically cutting into your day-to-day routine (thanks to its placement).
What can a rhinoplasty procedure do for you?
While there’s no exact “ideal” candidate for a rhinoplasty procedure, there are a number of simple, valid reasons that would persuade you to get one. For starters, it can proportionally balance your nose with the rest of your face, reduce your nose size, and re-shape your nose to an aesthetic that gives you more confidence, and looks better. Another big reason to get a rhinoplasty is to clear your nasal passages and alleviate respiratory problems caused by irregularities in your nose and nose area. Whether it’s reshaping your nostrils, improving your nasal profile, or contouring the tip of your nose that may be too large, this procedure is as dynamic as it is effective.
What does a rhinoplasty procedure consist of?
To perform a rhinoplasty procedure, we begin by making incisions in either the inside of the nostril, or the outside, depending on what the individual procedure requires. We then lift the soft tissue and cartilage out of the nose, and shape the bone and muscle to fit the procedural demands. We then close the incisions, placing the cartilage in the desired shape of your results. We perform this procedure in our Marin County practice, and the whole thing generally lasts between one and three hours.
If you are having a nose job due to a deviated septum, we can also reshape and remove blockage to the septum to give you better breathing and less pain. Recovery time is short, and you can feel on top of your game again in a matter of days. You may, however, have swelling and puffiness for a week or two, and we recommend you take up to a week off of work if necessary. Before any procedure, we do a thorough consultation to go over what works best for you, and what your desired results are.
We pride ourselves by serving our community with many years of local experience, and have the track record to prove it. Our procedures are designed to give every man and woman the confidence and comfort they deserve, with both safety and discretion at the forefront of what we do. To learn more about how we can help you with our procedures, contact us today!