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Rhinoplasty

Commonly referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to adjust the proportions of the nose to achieve greater facial balance or to enhance breathing. When you are bothered by the appearance of your nose, non-surgical solutions capable of alleviating your concerns are often limited. For patients who would like to cosmetically refine their nose, or who would like to correct breathing problems caused by a blocked airway, our skilled plastic surgeons offer rhinoplasty at Luxxery Boutique. Our office would be happy to discuss your particular situation by phone or during a consultation—in either case, please contact our practice to speak with a friendly member of our team.

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

There are many reasons why you may consider a rhinoplasty, whether you wish to repair a nasal injury, would like to straighten a septum, or simply dislike the shape or size of your nose. Depending on your concerns and aesthetic goals, rhinoplasty can benefit patients who want to:

  • Increase or decrease the size of the nose
  • Make the nostrils thinner or wider
  • Adjust the angle or projection of the nasal tip
  • Straighten humps or crookedness in the nasal bridge
  • Refine the nasal bridge to appear thinner or wider
  • Improve breathing caused by a deviated septum

Our plastic surgeon will see you during a complimentary consultation to evaluate your particular concerns and wishes for the outcome. If rhinoplasty is the best facial plastic surgery option to achieve your goals, a personalized treatment plan will be developed based on your unique needs.

What Does the Rhinoplasty Procedure Involve?

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure utilizing general anesthesia. Depending on the extent of surgical work necessary, your rhinoplasty may be performed using the open or closed technique. During open rhinoplasty, the incision is placed on the undersurface of the nose along the natural crease of the columella (the vertical strip of tissue between the nostrils). The incision made during closed rhinoplasty is located internally and offers the advantage of reduced post-operative scarring. For both approaches, our plastic surgeons at Luxxery Boutique will take great care to make incision marks as discreet and natural-looking as possible.

What Can I Expect During Recovery From Rhinoplasty?

After surgery, you will be able to return home the same day as your procedure accompanied by a friend or family member. There is typically some degree of swelling and bruising after rhinoplasty, but these reactions should subside as recovery progresses. A nasal splint, which is a plastic splint taped to the nose to maintain its position during healing, is often used to support your new nasal framework. You should be able to perform light activities, such as household chores, within two to three days of surgery. The splint typically comes off 10 days after your procedure and full activities can be resumed within two to three weeks following surgery.

Please contact our team at Luxxery Boutique if you have any questions about rhinoplasty, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation.