A procedure to enhance your facial profile by surgically reconstructing your nose to be in harmony with the rest of your face.
RECONSTRUCTIVE NOSE SURGERY
Reshaping your nose through Rhinoplasty will help to correct its proportion to the rest of your face and enhance your facial profile. Some nasal structural defects can also lead to impaired breathing and during a nose job a Plastic Surgeon will correct your nose by cutting away unnecessary cartilage and bone, while adding the required tissues through cartilage grafts.
This procedure can address some of the following specific concerns around your nose:
– Size for relative facial balance
– Width at the bridge
– Size and position of the nostrils
– Remove visible humps or depressions
– Revise and correct the nasal tip
– Fix nasal symmetry
People who are unhappy with the structure of their nose, had an accident or have a condition due to incomplete growth of the nose are good candidates and your Plastic Surgeon will ensure your expectations around the aesthetic improvements are addressed as best possible through their recommended procedure.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you are unhappy with the structure, shape, form or size of your nose, have reached full growth and are in general good health you are most probably a good candidate. Each case is unique and your Plastic Surgeon will assess whether the procedure will be suited to you and your cosmetic and structural concerns.
Rhinoplasty surgeries are performed under general anaesthesia, ensuring a pain-free operation. Pain after the surgery will usually last for 2 weeks but may last longer if the nose is manipulated. Your nose can remain tender or sensitive to touch for up to three months.
Splints will be placed around your nose to support the healing, minimize swelling and reduce bruising. There will be mild swelling and sometimes bruising. The team will provide you with specific instructions around the cleaning and replacement of these and the required medication.
The extent of the procedure, your age, health status and how you take care of yourself afterwards are all factors that can influence the recovery time. Most patients resume their normal activities within 1-2 weeks, but it is recommended that they wait up to 4 weeks before engaging in strenuous exercise again. Each case is unique and therefore get answers around your recovery directly from your Surgeon.
Patients should try and sleep face-up and with the head elevated during the healing process to avoid unnecessary pressure. All normal activities like showering, washing and shaving should be done in a very gentle and mindful way and all aesthetic treatments and massages should be avoided. Dental surgery, saunas, excessive facial movements (chewing, talking, yawning, smoking) and sports should also be avoided within the first 2-3 weeks of recovery.
Please refrain from blowing your nose for the 1st week after surgery.