Having a nose that is too big, too small, too curved or too bumpy can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. An aesthetic procedure known as a rhinoplasty can increase your confidence about the way you look. Sometimes only a slight adjustment to your nose is necessary to improve your appearance dramatically. In fact, rhinoplasty is the most popular aesthetic procedure for both men and women.
At Hanemann Plastic Surgery, our rhinoplasty procedure can improve the appearance of your nose and restore symmetry to your face.
Additional Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Also referred to as a nose job or nose reshaping, rhinoplasty offers several benefits in addition to an improved appearance.
- A rhinoplasty can correct nasal deformities and help you breathe better during the day and at night.
- During rhinoplasty, the nasal passages are redesigned to get rid of problems that interrupt sleep, such as sleep apnea.
- The procedure can help improve nasal asymmetry, cartilage deviation, and other birth defects.
Defects That Can Be Corrected By Having a Rhinoplasty
If you have a wide nose or one with a bulbous tip, a rhinoplasty can help correct these problems, as well as having a nasal tip that is enlarged, protrudes or droops. A bump on the bridge of your nose can also be corrected, and people with noses that are either too small or large in comparison to other facial features may also opt for a rhinoplasty.
What’s Involved in the Procedure?
This procedure, which is done with general anesthesia or deep sedation, involves Dr. Hanemann making tiny incisions within the nostrils. If you want to decrease your nose size, bone and cartilage may have to be removed or trimmed.
The sculpting process usually involves two to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. After the surgery, splints may need to be placed in and over the nose to help support and protect your new nose.
Considerations and Warnings
In most cases, patients can resume work or school within a week after their procedure. As with any surgery, there’s a possibility of side effects, although they’re rare and usually minor. Some of the possible complications that may occur include a reaction to anesthesia, nosebleeds or infection.
People who are considered to be the best candidates for rhinoplasty are those who want to improve their nasal appearance but are not expecting perfection. These are healthy individuals who are also emotionally stable and have realistic expectations about the procedure. This procedure isn’t recommended for girls younger than 15 or 16 years old. Boys should also wait to have it done to allow for the nose to finish developing.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you have any questions about this procedure or want to schedule a consultation, contact Hanemann Plastic Surgery today and find out if rhinoplasty is right for you.