Rhinoplasty in St Clair Shores Michigan – Nose Surgery
What is rhinoplasty surgery?
Consider having rhinoplasty in Michigan at Image By Design Plastic Surgery with Dr Rodriguez. Rhinoplasty or a Nose Job is the surgical correction or improvement of the contour irregularities of the nose. The essential parts of the nose include the bony dorsum (hump), the middle cartilaginous dorsum (part of the nose that helps with breathing) the tip of the nose, and the sides. A rhinoplasty may be considered either functional or cosmetic where correction would involve either a breathing problem or be one to improve the appearance of the nose.
What incisions are used in a rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty involves either an open or closed approach. Although a closed approach (where the incisions are confined to the inside of the nose) may limit scarring, there are certain circumstances where and open approach (extending the incision across the bottom of the nose) may be beneficial. However, even if an external rhinoplasty approach may be used, the scar virtually always heals without problems and is rarely even noticeable. Dr Rodriguez will be happy to review all your options with you during a full consultation.
How long does a rhinoplasty last?
A rhinoplasty is intended to last a lifetime, and although patients will continue to age, long lasting results are the norm.
Can other procedures be combined with a nose job?
The face can actually be divided into thirds with the nose being part of the middle third. Traditional face lifts address the lower two-thirds while the upper third includes the areas of the eyes and forehead. These areas can easily be combined with a rhinoplasty itself and actually help to maintain a uniform appearance.
Are there any specifics points to be aware of?
Rhinoplasty can reveal immediate results but require a significant period of time to achieve the final results – typically up to one to two years. The results of a rhinoplasty require patience but the end result is worth it. In some cases, the septum of the nose is deviated, which may also require correction – a situation where insurance coverage may be applicable.
What type of anesthesia is used?
A rhinoplasty is usually performed with general anesthesia although local anesthesia with IV sedation is also an option. The procedure usually takes 2-3 hours and patients typically go home the same day.
What can I expect after rhinoplasty surgery?
Most patients feel that rhinoplasty surgery was less traumatic than they expected and many patients stop taking their narcotic pain medication only a few days after rhinoplasty. Sutures are removed in five days and nasal packing (if used) is removed in one to two days. Most of the bruising is resolved at 7-10 days, which is easily covered with make-up.
Follow up is very important and patients are encouraged to return to the office at six weeks, six months and the first and second years after rhinoplasty. This allows rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr Rodriguez to not only address any concerns that a patient may have but also make sure that both short and long term progress has been up to his high standards.