Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Although there is no age limit to for a rhinoplasty (or more commonly know as “nose job”), the nose must be near full development before surgery can take place, generally around age 16 or later. Rhinoplasty is generally performed for two distinct reasons: Aesthetic concerns and/or for health concerns.
Most of the time, patients coming for aesthetics reasons are looking for reshaping, resizing, straightening, or removal of bumps, hooks or large nasal tips. Patients that are coming for health reasons often want to correct a deviated septum or an internal deformity that hampers breathing.
Whether under local or general anesthesia (both are possible), rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. Scarring is minimal to nonexistent since reshaping is generally carried out via incisions made inside the nose. The operation usually takes about an hour or two and once complete, a splint is applied for about a week to protect the nose and help maintain the new shape.
Although the procedure is painless due to the anesthesia, you’re likely to experience some discomfort during the first 24-hours post-surgery. Your face will feel puffy and you may have a dull headache. You’ll want to rest for a day or two before resuming normal activities. It is recommended that you curtail strenuous activity for at least two or three weeks. Bruising and swelling around the eyes and some nasal stuffiness and bleeding is normal and disappears within a week or two. It will take up to several months or even a year before your nose will be completely healed and “settled”.
Results are variable from patient to patient and depend on multiple variables that are addressed at the time of consultation.
Call Clinique Dr. Adi Yoskovitch to schedule your consultation and see if this procedure is right for you.