Every year, half a million people who are interested in improving the appearance of their noses seek consultation with facial plastic surgeons. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with, and some with the way aging has changed their nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose, or the goal may be improved breathing. But one thing is clear: nothing has a greater impact on how a person looks than the size and shape of the nose. Because the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance.
If you have wondered how nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, could improve your looks, self-confidence, or health, you need to know how rhinoplasty is performed and what you can expect.
Is Rhinoplasty For You – Consider The Cost Savings: Dallas TX?
Whether the surgery is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, Dr. Sule will examine the structure of your nose, both externally and internally, to evaluate what you can expect from rhinoplasty. You are most likely to be pleased with the results of your surgery if you have a realistic idea of what nasal surgery can and cannot do. Following a joint decision by you and Dr. Sule to proceed with rhinoplasty, Dr. Sule will explain how the nasal structures, including bone and cartilage, can be sculpted to reshape the nose and indicate how reshaping the chin, for example, could enhance the desired results.
Understanding The Surgery and The Costs Involved
The definition of rhinoplasty is, literally, shaping the nose. First, incisions are made and the bone and cartilage support system of the nose is accessed. The majority of incisions are made inside the nose, where they are invisible. In some cases, an incision is made in the area of skin separating the nostrils. Next, certain amounts of underlying bone and cartilage are removed, added to, or rearranged to provide a newly shaped structure. For example, when the tip of the nose is too large, Dr. Sule can sculpt the cartilage in this area to reduce it in size.
The angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip can be altered for a more youthful look or to correct a distortion. The tissues are then re-draped over the new frame and the incisions are closed. A splint is applied to the outside of the nose to help retain the new shape while the nose heals.
What To Expect After The Surgery
Immediately after surgery, a small splint will be placed on your nose to protect it and to keep the structure stable for at least five to eight days.. Your face may feel puffy, especially the first day after surgery. Pain medication may be required. In the immediate days following surgery, you may experience bruising and minor swelling in the eye area. Cold compresses often reduce the bruising and discomfort, but this is a typical cost to your comfort that could be attributed to any facial surgical procedure.
Absorb-able sutures are usually used that do not have to be removed. Nasal dressing and splints are usually removed six or seven days after surgery. It is crucial that you follow Dr. Sule’s directions, especially instructions to keep your head elevated for a certain period after surgery. Some activities will be prohibited in the weeks after the procedure. Sun exposure, exertion, and risk of injury must be avoided. If you wear glasses, special arrangements must be made to ensure that the glasses do not rest on the bridge of the nose. Tape and other devices are sometimes used to permit wearing glasses without stressing the area where surgery was performed.
Your Next Step
If you have any questions about the costs of Rhinoplasty in our Dallas surgery, please call our office at (972) 960-2950 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Sule.