Rhinoplasty can provide a generous array of physical and psychological benefits. More commonly referred to as a “nose job”, this is currently the only cosmetic procedure for improving the structure and appearance of the nose. During rhinoplasty, Dr. Thomas Kaniff reshapes the bone and cartilage of the nose to improve the patient’s overall look. These efforts can balance the facial features, correct congenital defects and address the aesthetic damages that have been caused by impact injuries. They can also have a tremendous impact on the patient’s self-esteem.
If you are unhappy with the shape, size, structure or placement of your nose, Rhinoplasty treatment at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center can help you love the way you look from every angle.
How to Know If Rhinoplasty Is Right for You
Most people who receive rhinoplasty are uncomfortable with the appearance of their nose and are seeking improved facial balance. If you have a bump on the bridge of your nose, a misshapen bridge, a drooping, protruding or enlarged nasal tip or a nose that is simply too narrow or wide, this treatment is could be right for you.
Doctor Kaniff can also use rhinoplasty to correct crooked or off-center noses as well as nose tips that are bulbous or too wide. Rhinoplasty is even an effective solution for people who suffer from nasal breathing issues given that it can correct irregularities within the internal structure of the nose.
What to Expect During Rhinoplasty
Prior to your procedure, you and Dr. Kaniff will discuss your cosmetic goals along with the necessary steps for achieving them. The best candidates for these procedures are in good general health and have feasible expectations for their outcomes. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and typically lasts approximately two hours.
A small incision can be made across the bottom of the nose or within the interior of the nostrils. Once this incision has been made, your provider will remove, rearrange and restructure cartilage and bone to achieve the desired, structural improvements. After the incision has been closed by your surgical team, your nose will be packed with gauze, and a nose splint will be applied.
Getting Ready For Rhinoplasty
Patients who smoke are advised to quit before their procedures and should maintain their cessation programs for up to one month after their surgeries are complete. Smoking can increase the risks of cosmetic surgery, and it can also have a significant impact on the body’s natural healing abilities. It is also important for patients to avoid taking medications that inhibit blood clotting such as aspirin and ibuprofen given that these can increase the likelihood of post-op bleeding.
You’ll be advised to wear a nasal splint for seven to ten days after your procedure to protect the nose and promote optimal results. There will likely be modest bruising and swelling around the eyes and nose for several weeks. Patients are recommended against engaging in strenuous activities for up to four weeks after their procedures. However, we can help you determine the best time for returning to your normal routine. Results will be visible after the initial swelling has abated, and the nasal splint has been removed.
If you’re interested in experiencing the cosmetic benefits of rhinoplasty, Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center can help. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Contact Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center today to schedule your consultation.