It is also referred to as reshaping the nose or nose job. It is done to improve the looks of the nose and enhancing self confidence. Surgery on the nose is also done to correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose. The shape of your nose is usually a result of heredity; the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
• The size of the nose; symmetrical with the face
• The nose width at the bridge
• The nose profile; visible humps or depressions on the bridge
• The nasal tip; large or bulbous, drooping or too upturned
• Nostrils are too large, wide or upturned
• Nasal asymmetry and deviation
Rhinoplasty is a personal choice that you should do for yourself, not for anyone else.
Rhinoplasty is a good option for you if:
• Your face has stopped growing and you are 13 years of age or older.
• You are physically healthy.
• You don’t smoke
• You have specific but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your looks.
• While the majority of women do not experience complications, it’s important to understand and discuss the risks with Dr. Tumi during your consultation.
It is very important to speak to your plastic surgeon about any important questions about your procedure. It is normal to feel anxiety, don’t be shy to express these feelings with your surgeon.
After the procedure is completed, a splint, internal tubes or packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during the healing process. You will be given instructions to follow during your recovery from the rhinoplasty. These instructions will include how to care the surgical site, medications and when to follow up.