Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), is an operation to improve the shape and size of your nose so that it is in harmony with the rest of your face. Rhinoplasty is essentially a surgical sculpting of your nose and is accomplished by careful contouring of the bone and cartilage giving the nose its shape. At the same time deformities that cause breathing problems and some sinus disorders can be corrected. Most incisions (seamless rhinoplasty) are placed inside the nose where they are least visible.
Rhinoplasty is performed under sedation with local anesthesia. The surgery takes approximately one and one-half to two hours. The use of “seamless” nose surgery allows for no visible external scars and with this type of seamless nose surgery discomfort is minimized.
Rhinoplasty is often an enhancement to other facial rejuvenation procedures, particularly in the correction of the aging nose (drooping of the tip). A significant “combo” effect is seen with chin augmentation in conjunction with cosmetic nasal surgery to improve one’s profile.
In most instances, change in appearance can be seen immediately. Final healing however may take up to one year.