Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that sculpts the nose, changing its shape and/or size. You may feel that your nose has a hump, is too big, is crooked, or just doesn’t fit your face. Even small changes in the nose can have a noticeable impact on your overall appearance. Our experienced surgeon will ask you how you would like your nose to look. They will then evaluate the structure of your nose and how it relates to the appearance of your face. Your nose is complex, composed of bone, cartilage, fat, and skin. The surgeon at CARE will show you which of these components can be changed to reach your goal. We perform facial morphing to better visualize what your final result may look like.
Rhinoplasty is performed through a hidden incision under the nose. The skin of the nose is rarely removed in the procedure. Changing the underlying bone and cartilage is all that is necessary to make the change in the outer appearance. With that said, each nose is unique and the amount of reshaping or removal of bone and cartilage requires the type of expertise found at CARE Plastic Surgery. Recovery after rhinoplasty requires a week off of work and school. There will likely be a splint over the nose for the first week and you may have bruising around the eyes and cheeks for 2 weeks. The nose will be swollen at first and will improve over the ensuing weeks to months.
What is a bulbous nose tip?
A bulbous nasal tip tends to have a wide and round shape that lacks definition. Many patients with a bulbous tip may feel that their nose is either too wide or too large for their face. This is one of many common complaints of patients seeking a rhinoplasty. With the appropriate surgical techniques, a bulbous tip can be sculpted to achieve a more defined shape.
How should I sleep after rhinoplasty?
We recommend our patients sleep upright for a minimum of two weeks after their procedure. This serves to minimize overall swelling and to promote a smooth recovery.