Rhinoplasty: Nose Surgery

Your nose does a lot more than just take in the scents of your surroundings. It is your most prominent facial feature, and it can define your appearance and physical essence. It deserves special attention regarding breathing capacity, size, shape and harmonization with your entire face to achieve your desired self-image.

Successful Rhinoplasty Requires Tremendous Skill

Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery. When structuring or reshaping the nose, a surgeon must carefully balance aesthetic results and a patient’s wishes with optimal medical outcomes such as improved breathing and chronic sinus problems.

A successful rhinoplasty should feature the following three components.

 

Nasal Form

Nasal form addresses the nose’s appearance in relation to the rest of the face. Adjustments to nasal form can include correcting a pronounced hump, wide nasal tip, crooked nose and much more.

 

Nasal Function

Nasal function addresses the inability to breathe properly. It often focuses on a deviated septum (displaced cartilage inside of the nose), turbinates (nasal skin that swells with allergic reactions), chronic sinusitis (frequent sinus attacks) or nostril collapse. A septoplasty addresses the deviated septum and can be performed with or without a rhinoplasty procedure.

 

Facial Harmony

Facial harmony addresses how well your nose blends with the rest of your face. Successful rhinoplasty achieves desired profile and head-on perspectives, so that the outcome is natural, compelling and elegant in appearance.

What to Avoid

Successful rhinoplasty procedures will AVOID the following undesired outcomes.

• A nasal hump that is over-corrected and results in a “scoop” or depression along the nose bridge

• A drooping tip that is over-corrected and results in an upward appearance, which over-rotates the nose and exposes nostrils

• Pinched nasal tip

• Collapsed nostrils

• An overly narrow nose

What to Expect & How to Prepare

On the day of the procedure
    • A comfortable experience performed at a private surgery center
    • Have a loved one drive you home and care for you for 24 hours

 

One to four weeks after the procedure
    • Minimal discomfort – you are prescribed pain medication if necessary
    • Your splint should come off in about seven days following the procedure, revealing the nasal shape and structure you desire
    • Major swelling dramatically decreases over the next 2-3 weeks
    • You may return to work as early as one week following the procedure, depending on personal desire and comfort

 

One to 12 months
    • Minor deep swelling decreases over the course of a year as the skin and nasal tip heal
    • Dr. Dhir will follow you throughout the year to garner the best results possible

Before & Afters

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Dhir

Dr. Dhir develops a customized treatment plan expertly matched to your specific needs. Dr. Dhir understands that facial beauty is about achieving a balance between form and function, giving you the look you’ve always wanted and ensuring your health is preserved.

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