Surgery to reshape the nose is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty can have a profound effect on your appearance and self-confidence. You may have always felt self-conscious about the size or shape of your nose or nostrils, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. DeLozier realizes how difficult and painful that self-consciousness can be because your nose is the centerpiece of your face. Through rhinoplasty, Dr. DeLozier can make any number of alterations. He can change the size, angle or bridge of your nose. He can change your nostril width or straighten your crooked nose. Rhinoplasty can alter the way your perceive yourself, giving you more balanced contours and a more shapely nose.
Your Individual Goals for Nose Reshaping
Your goals will be discussed realistically with Nashville cosmetic surgeon Dr. DeLozier. Rhinoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries. Together you will decide which procedures he will perform in order to enhance they symmetry of your face.
Rhinoplasty Procedure Details
For your safety and comfort, your nose reshaping cosmetic surgery will be performed with general anesthesia. At DeLozier Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr.DeLozier usually completes rhinoplasty procedures within an hour. He will either remove skin from your nose or make an incision through your nostrils. He may graft cartilage from other areas of your body (such as your septum, ear, or, in rare cases, rib cartilage) to your nose. He will then reshape your nose and cartilage to create the shape you desire.
Nose Reshaping Cosmetic Surgery Recovery
The first day following nose reshaping surgery should be spent in bed. Cold compresses should be used to reduce swelling around the face, especially the eyes. After about a week, swelling and bruises will subside and the nose splint and stitches can be removed. If you have a desk job, you can return to work after only a few days.
For the first two to three weeks, any activity that raises blood pressure should be avoided, and rubbing the nose should be avoided. After eight weeks, you should be completely back to normal.
You will no longer have to be self-conscious about your nose or how your face is balanced. Your entire face will seem rejuvenated, and the proportions of your face will only enhance your beauty. You won’t ever have to worry again about offsetting the appearance of your nose with make-up techniques or hair styles. The results of your nose reshaping cosmetic surgery are permanent. Now you can let your inner beauty shine through your symmetrical face and with the nose you’ve always wanted.