Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a procedure to aesthetically restructure and reshape the nose. A skilled plastic surgeon can accomplish this goal through a variety of nasal modifications: changing the size of the nose; altering its profile; changing the angle between the nose and upper lip; softening the nasal tip; and/or decreasing the size of the nostrils. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

How It’s Done

 

A rhinoplasty is a ‘closed’ procedure, meaning incisions are hidden inside and at the base of the nose. These incisions are small and usually invisible once they’ve healed. The surgeon makes all structural changes to the nose through these hidden incisions. If correction of the nasal tip is necessary, the surgeon makes an extra incision across the skin separating the two nostrils.

 

Am I A Candidate?

 

Nose cosmetic surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. You should have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance. You must be in good general health and have reached skeletal maturity, which usually occurs by the age of 16.

 

What To Expect:

 

Patients may return home the same day as the surgery with a customized splint to protect their nose during the healing process. You may have some soft nasal packing, but this should be removed after 3 to 5 days. Patients can manage any discomfort with oral medication.

 

The healing process for a rhinoplasty is longer than most. Patients generally develop some bruising/swelling around the eyes that will begin to disappear after 2-3 days. While most of the nasal swelling will have subsided the first month after surgery, it can take around 12 months before patients to see the full result.

 

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre.

 

Additional Information:

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

 

We strongly encourage you to research rhinoplasty surgery thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: