Your Rhinoplasty FAQ’s: Answered
Face lifts, eye lifts, and nose reshaping surgery are among the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. Regardless of which procedure you are interested in, it is important to do your research before contacting your California plastic surgeon. Keep reading for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding rhinoplasty procedures.
- What is a Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping surgery, is a procedure performed to change the size of the nose in relation to other facial structures, alter the width of the nose at the bridge, or smooth out humps or visible depressions. This procedure may also be performed to correct large, drooping, or up-turned nasal tips, as well as re-contour large or overly wide nostrils. In some cases, rhinoplasty procedures may also be performed to correct congenital abnormalities or deformities such as a deviated nasal septum.
- Who is a Good Candidate?
As with other plastic surgery procedures, all candidates for a rhinoplasty should be in good health and be non-smokers, with realistic expectations regarding the final results. It is important that you discuss your health status with your surgeon prior to surgery, including your family history of disease, previous surgeries, current medications, and lifestyle factors, since these will all be used to determine your eligibility for the procedure.
- What Can You Expect from the Procedure?
Your plastic surgeon will typically perform your rhinoplasty using one of two methods: open surgery, in which the incision is made across the strip of tissue separating your nostrils, or closed surgery, in which the incision is hidden within the nostrils.
- How Long is the Recovery Period?
Most patients are able to return to work within seven to 10 days following their rhinoplasty procedure. However, it is important for patients to avoid heavy lifting, bending, or other physical exertion for the first few weeks after surgery. It is also important to avoid direct sunlight for the first three months, after which you will still want to use sunblock.
If you want to find out if a rhinoplasty is right for you, contact the team at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery today at (925) 736-5757. We also offer face lifts, liposuction, and tummy tucks. For more information, visit our website.