Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
There is no single “perfect” “designer” nose. Cosmetic nasal surgery simply brings the nose into harmony with the rest of the face. This can be accomplished by reducing overall size, removing a bump, narrowing or widening the sides of the nose, or improving the details of the nasal tip and the angle between the nose and upper lip. Unbalanced, crooked, or curved noses can be straightened and made more symmetrical.
Working either from entirely inside the nose or with small incision underneath the nose just before it meets the upper lip, the surgeon carefully modifies and reshapes the bones and cartilages. Rhinoplasty usually takes between 1-3 hours. After surgery a cast is a placed to maintain the new shape and protect the nose. Splints may be placed inside the nose for support. Patients are up and around in a day or 2 and any discomfort is controlled by medication. Head elevation and cold compresses on the eyes can minimize swelling and bruising. The splints and cast are removed within a week. Most bruising fades within 7-10 days, allowing an inconspicuous return to work. There will be subtle swelling of the nose which recedes slowly; the full benefits become evident in weeks to months.
The final result is a permanent improvement which lasts a lifetime, click here to see some of our patient results.
Please contact Dr. Scott Miller for more information on Rhinoplasty.