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.
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.
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.