RHINOPLASTY / NASAL REPROFILING
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose, by resolving nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, respiratory impediment, and a failed primary rhinoplasty. In the surgeries — closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty — an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), a maxillofacial surgeon (jaw, face, and neck specialist), or a plastic surgeon, creates a functional, aesthetic, and facially proportionate nose by separating the nasal skin and the soft tissues from the osseo-cartilaginous nasal framework, correcting them as required for form and function, suturing the incisions, and applying a stent to immobilize the corrected (new) nose to ensure the proper healing of the surgical cuts.
The nose, being the most dominant feature of our faces can be significantly improved with conservative changes. Our goal is to make the changes that will improve your appearance without making them obvious. Modest changes in the nasal bridge and tip change a person’s appearance dramatically. I strive to change your appearance without anyone knowing that we have done something except us. Bumps and irregularities of the nasal bridge are typically “filed” down. Breaking of bones is rarely necessary. Small incisions placed within the nose allow resection and repositioning of the wide and projecting nasal tip. Nasal surgery is relatively painless. Results are noticeable at one week when the splint is removed. Some patients return to work in 5 days or less. Occasional bruising lasts 12 to 14 days. It takes six weeks to see the majority of changes.
Difficulty breathing through the nose is caused by several conditions. Allergies, smoking and hay fever cause swelling of the nasal lining. Thereby partially closing the airway. Oral antihistamines and nasal sprays usually temporarily correct most conditions. If these treatments are not effective opening of the airway may be necessary by resecting and shifting the nasal septum or removing enlarged turbinates (nasal glands). Sinus conditions producing pressure in the face and headaches may be improved by septal or turbinate surgery. Severe sinus conditions are best managed by ear, nose and throat specialists.
Surgically correctable conditions are often reimbursed by insurance carriers and can be addressed at the time of cosmetic procedures. Medical insurance will only reimburse for recent nasal injuries or breathing difficulties. Reimbursement may be requested for these functional improvements and the associated required anesthesia. Please schedule a visit so we can evaluate and examine you to determine what is the most appropriate option.
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