Create Facial Harmony with Nose Reshaping Surgery
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping surgery or a “nose job,” is a reshaping surgery that allows for proportionate facial harmony. In addition to this procedure fixing aesthetic issues of the face, it is often used to correct impaired breathing.
What is the procedure?
Rhinoplasty can be used to correct the shape of the nose, to make it smaller or larger, change the angle of the nose, narrow the nose, or to correct bumps and defects. This surgery can be done either to correct cosmetic and aesthetic defects or to improve the functioning of the nose, from either a birth defect or trauma.
Ultimately, the level of correction is unique to each patient and will be decided upon with the guidance of the doctor based on the desired look and function. The doctors at Kevitch, Chung, and Jan want to get to know each patient’s desires and the specific nasal characteristics they find attractive.
How it works
During nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions inside the nose to remove, add, or alter the bone and cartilage that supports the nose, creating the physical structure. Once the reshaping has been completed, the surgeon will then support the new structure using a splint which will ensure the structure is enforced during the healing process.
The recovery process is unique to the individual, but it’s typical for the splint and any additional bandages to be removed in a week. Swelling and bruising typically improve within 10-14 days. Gradually, the rest of the swelling of the nose decreases over the next several months.
To discuss your questions, goals, and expectations regarding nose reshaping surgery, contact our office to set up a consultation.