A rhinoplasty procedure, more commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure done on the nose. It can be cosmetic or functional. A cosmetic procedure is done to make the patient’s nose more attractive, while a functional rhinoplasty is done to restore normal function to the nose and enable the patient to breathe more easily. Examples of functional rhinoplasties include repairing a broken nose and correcting a deviated septum.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is generally done in the comfort of a state-of-the-art surgical suite. The patient can go home after a short recovery period, during which the medical staff will monitor them. Depending on what the surgery will involve, the doctor will perform one of many surgical techniques in order to bring about the desired results.
For example, during the rhinoplasty procedure, the surgeon can make the nose smaller by removing excess bone and/or cartilage. He can enlarge the nose by adding grafts. He can also straighten the nose or make the tip and/or nostrils more proportionate. It all depends on the unique situation.
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Whether you are unhappy with your nose because you feel that it is unattractive, or you are having issues breathing through your nose, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with us at Athena Plastic Surgery and learn more about how rhinoplasty can help you. Most of the people who are interested in the procedure end of qualifying for it. Of course, a consultation is involved; however, if you are generally healthy and have realistic expectations, a nose job could work for you.