Rhinoplasty is a procedure designed to aesthetically restructure and reshape the nose with the ultimate goal of seamlessly improving its appearance… without drawing attention to it!
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 its Done:
Surgery of the nose is usually performed using a ‘closed’ procedure, where incisions are hidden inside and at the base of the nose. These incisions are minuscule and usually invisible once healed. All structural changes to the nose can be made through these hidden incisions. Patients whose nose does not require extensive correction of the nasal tip can usually be done using this technique. If correction of the nasal tip is necessary, an extra incision is made across the skin separating the two nostrils.
Why choose us?
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetically challenging cosmetic procedure. The results last a lifetime. Surgeons must utilize all their scientific and artistic skill in determining an outcome where the nose blends smoothly and less noticeably into the rest of the face. At the Western Surgery Centre, our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience and excellence in the ‘art’ of this highly personal procedure. Our team of anesthesiologists, nurses and caregivers are devoted to providing you with the highest level of care. We do our best to keep you informed, put you at ease and provide you with a satisfying experience. Together, we can help you achieve your goals!
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. A rhinoplasty procedure can be considered if you are in good general health and have reached skeletal maturity (usually occurs by 16 years of age).
Patients are discharged home the same day with a customized splint to protect their nose during the healing process. Soft nasal packing may also be required but should be removed after three to five days. Any discomfort should be well controlled with oral medication.
It is important to be patient throughout the healing process. Patients generally develop some bruising/swelling around the eyes that will begin to diminish after 2-3 days. While most of the nasal swelling will have subsided the first month after surgery, it can be up to 12 months before patients are able to fully assess the surgical results.
Detailed pre- and post-operative instructions will be provided at the WSC.
What do I do?
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:
If you feel ready to discuss your options with us, we would love to speak with you. To request a consultation, feel free to contact us via this website or call 204-947-9322.