Rhinoplasty, more commonly called a “nose job,” remains one of the most popular types of plastic surgery out there. Considering how important the nose is to the overall symmetry and balance of your face, it is easy to see why so many people turn to this option. If you are someone who has always wished they could change the size or shape of their nose, this surgery may be just what you need.
What Is a Nose Job?
The purpose of a nose job is to give you a look that is more aesthetically pleasing to you. In some cases, additional cartilage is called for. This is typically taken from the ears or deeper inside of the nose itself. The bone is also reshaped in many cases. Having a nose job can help address the following issues:
- Too wide of a nose
- A bump in the bridge
- Asymmetrical nostrils
- A bulbous tip
- Nose juts out too far from the face
- Angle of the nose
What to Expect before a Nose Job
If you think that a nose job will help you look your best, the first step is to have a consultation. It will be important to go over your health history, as well as your goals for this treatment. Both will play a role while creating a personalized treatment plan for you. The nose will be thoroughly examined and photographs will be taken.
This surgery is almost always performed on an outpatient basis, which simply means you go home the same day. You will be under anesthesia, however, so be sure to arrange for a driver prior to the day of your appointment. It is also a good idea to arrange for someone to stay with you for the first day or two after your procedure.
What to Expect after a Nose Job
After your surgery, it will be important to follow the aftercare instructions you have been given. This will ensure you heal as quickly as possible. In most cases, you will have a nasal splint on your nose for the first week after surgery to help it keep its new shape. Strenuous activity will need to be avoided for three to six weeks after your surgery.
Learn more about having a nose job and what it can do for you by getting in touch with our team at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX. We serve residents in the Rio Grande Valley area. We will develop a plan to help you get your ideal nose. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!