Your nose is the center of your face, which makes a harmonious balance of features important for some concerned about their aesthetic appearance. If your nose does not complement your facial features well or you have a medical condition causing breathing complications, you may consider rhinoplasty or nose reshaping.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty, or commonly called a nose job in Salt Lake City, can help correct the size and shape of your nose for a more symmetrical look. Additionally, rhinoplasty can correct breathing issues caused by conditions, including structural defects or a deviated septum.
Before & After
Who is a Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
If you want a better-proportioned, more symmetrical nose, you are most likely a candidate for a rhinoplasty. As long as your facial features are fully-grown, you’re physically healthy for the procedure, and you have a realistic goal of your nose job, you’re a candidate. However, a consultation with a plastic surgeon is necessary to determine candidacy.
What to Expect
There are two common techniques of a rhinoplasty: a closed rhinoplasty and an open rhinoplasty. A closed rhinoplasty will have limited access to some nasal structures, due to small incisions hidden inside the nose. An open rhinoplasty will allow your plastic surgeon to have full access to all structures of the nose with an incision that runs along the narrow strip between your nostrils. This allows it to lift the skin covering the nose’s structure.
Depending on your consultation with Dr. Howland, your desired goals, and natural facial anatomy, you will discuss the best option for your unique features.
Your rhinoplasty results will be immediate, and as the initial swelling heals, your new nasal shape will be fully apparent. After your nose settles into its natural state, the results will be relatively permanent. It’s important to state that no two faces are the same. Results also may not be completely symmetrical, but the focus of a rhinoplasty is to improve your facial harmony, correct imperfections, and increase your self-esteem.
If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or deformity of a nose, considering rhinoplasty is a great way to a happier, healthier lifestyle. Contact our office today for a consultation with Dr. Howland.
Can a nose job make your nose smaller?
Rhinoplasty can change many different aspects of your nose by making them smaller. This includes the nostrils, bridge, or tip.
Can I sleep on my side after rhinoplasty?
Sleeping on your side after rhinoplasty can negatively impact your results by putting pressure on your nose. You should sleep on your back in an elevated position.
Can nasal bone be shaped?
A board-certified plastic surgeon can use different techniques to reshape the bones and cartilage of the nose. Your plastic surgeon can help you achieve the most flattering look for your face.
Can nasal polyps change shape of nose?
Large, untreated nasal polyps can change the shape of the nose. Its best to partner with an ENT specialist and plastic surgeon to achieve good form and function.
Does deviated septum surgery change your nose?
Deviated septum surgery can change the shape and appearance of the nose, especially if the deviated septum was caused by injury. A board-certified plastic surgeon can ensure you retain good breathing function while also enjoying a flattering look.
Can rhinoplasty help sinus problems?
Rhinoplasty can help promote airflow and drainage in the nose, especially if both functions are blocked by your nasal anatomy. If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, rhinoplasty may be able to help.
Can you die from rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty comes with risks like any other surgery. Partnering with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to achieve a safe and effective procedure.
Do nose jobs last forever?
Its normal to experience changes in your nose over time, but rhinoplasty generally achieves long-term results.
Do spreader grafts widen the nose?
Yes - spreader grafts are cartilage grafts that can widen the middle bridge of the nose. They can also have many other uses in rhinoplasty.
How long are you swollen after rhinoplasty?
Most swelling will subside within a few weeks of surgery. However, some residual swelling can last for up to 1 year afterward.
How long does nose surgery take?
The length of a rhinoplasty depends on how complex the surgery is. On average, this procedure takes between one and two hours to complete.
What happens in a nose job?
The rhinoplasty is done to reshape, resize, and recontour the nose to make it more harmonious with the face. The surgeon can change the top of the nose, the bridge, and the nostrils. It is a highly customized surgery.
Is a nose job painful?
During the procedure, you will be under anesthesia so you will not feel any pain. During the recovery period, it is common to experience some pain and discomfort.