How It Works
This is a procedure that reshapes the nose by removing the parts of the nasal bone or cartilage which are causing bumps or deformities in order to make the nose smaller, smoother and more aesthetically pleasing.
The incisions are made mostly on the inner lining of the nose to hide the scar and a very small incision is made on the outside in the skin between the 2 nostrils. The skin of the nose is lifted and the excess bone and cartilage are removed. Then the bridge of the nose is smoothed down and the bones are pushed back into place. Then the tip of the nose is reshaped to make it smaller and to give it a more aesthetic and balanced shape. Finally, the incisions are closed with dissolving sutures and a small cast or splint is placed on top of the nose for 10 days to allow the bones to heal.
Rhinoplasty can correct many physical characteristics, including:
- Dorsal hump
- Low nasal bridge
- Droopy or bulbous tip
- Wide nostrils
- Disproportionate size
Patients typically experience some congestion, a dull headache, swelling and bruising for the first few days after the procedure. Plan to take one to two weeks off of work and limit strenuous physical activities for at least 2 weeks.
While patient experiences vary, most see significant improvements after about 4 to 6 weeks. It may take several months to a year for swelling to resolve completely and for the nose to achieve its final shape.
If you would like to know if a Rhinoplasty can help you look and feel better, book a consultation below to meet with Dr. Husain, or call us at (506) 853-5154 to schedule an appointment.
After your surgery has completed a cast will be placed on your nose, this will remain on for approximately 10 days. It will be removed during your follow-up visit with Dr. Husain at our clinic.
Can I blow my nose after surgery?
It is common for patients to feel like their nose is plugged. Do not blow your nose for the first week after surgery. Blowing the nose can lead to excessive bleeding and compromise the cosmetic results
When can I return to work?
Some patients will choose to return to work after 2 weeks. Your bruising should resolve by 2 weeks post-op, although uncommon, some patients will experience excessive bruising that lasts longer. By 2 weeks post-op, approximately 75% of the swelling will be gone. Remember that it takes a full year to see the full results of surgery in some patients.
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