At Integrated ENT we take care of everything you need concerning your ear, nose, and throat. We even offer facial plastic surgery to help patients with concerns about their appearance. One of the most popular surgeries that we perform is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, known as a nose job, helps to resize, reshape, and recontour the nose for an ideal look. This procedure can even restore the function of the nose for patients who have difficulty breathing. Our surgeons combine their knowledge of the human facial anatomy along with their artistic ability to give you effective, lasting results.
When deciding to undergo rhinoplasty, it is important to keep a few things in mind.
Are You a Candidate?
To be a candidate for rhinoplasty, you should be done growing. Rhinoplasty can be done on women and girls as young as 15, and men and boys as young as 17. You should also be in good general health and be a nonsmoker. During a consultation with one of our physicians, they will examine your nose and facial profile to see how this surgery can improve your appearance.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
You will need to have someone drive you home after your procedure. Most rhinoplasties take between 1.5 to 3 hours to complete. You will be suited with a splint to help keep your nose in place during the recovery period.
Rhinoplasty Recovery Time
After your rhinoplasty surgery, you will need to take ample time to rest and recover. Swelling, bruising, and redness are very common. Due to the complexity of this surgery, you will need to take at least two weeks off of work to heal. It is also important to make sure to sleep on your back, keep your head elevated, and avoid any strenuous activities that could impair your results. Your surgeon will give you a list of instructions to follow and let you know when you can resume normal activities.
The initial recovery from rhinoplasty takes about 8 weeks. At which point, you will notice a great improvement in your nose and overall appearance. The nose will continue to heal for up to a year and you will see continuous improvement throughout this period. Don’t be discouraged, it takes a year to see the final results. It is also important to not expect perfection or unrealistic results. This surgery improved the appearance of your existing nose, it cannot give you the nose of someone else. But do not be afraid to discuss your wishes with our team. We will strive to give you amazing results that you love.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy with the look of your nose, then consider cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery. This surgery is very popular and done on thousands of people every year. Our team is experts in facial anatomy and nose surgery, we can help to make you feel confident in your appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation today.