Not everyone is happy with the nose they were born with. Likewise, it’s not uncommon to experience a life altering accident that can actually change the shape of your nose into something you are not happy with. In both of these situations, rhinoplasty may be the answer.
If you have been considering rhinoplasty for yourself or are simply interested in learning more about what the procedure involves, this guide is for you. We’ll go over the basics of rhinoplasty, who the best candidates are for the surgery, what your options will be, and what to expect from the procedure.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty It is a highly popular cosmetic procedure that alters the shape or size of your nose. While it is best known for being able to change the aesthetic appearance of the nose, it can also be a way to improve nasal function. For example, those who have a deviated septum or other problems breathing may benefit from rhinoplasty to improve these issues.
Who Is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are those who are looking to improve the size or shape of their nose or the function of their nose. In rare cases, both issues can be ameliorated at the same time.
Patients must be in good overall physical health with no serious underlying conditions that may put them at risk during or after surgery. There should be no serious skin issues or infections on or around the nose. Furthermore, it’s important that patients have balanced expectations about the procedural outcome. Rhinoplasty is a delicate surgery, and the recovery period may be more extensive than is the case with other procedures. In some cases, patients opt to get a second rhinoplasty surgery to refine their outcome.
In order to be fully cleared for this procedure, you’ll need to discuss your medical history and current health with Dr. Mohan at your consultation appointment.
Rhinoplasty Options and Variations
Patients have two basic options when it comes to rhinoplasty. First, there is the traditional route. This is rhinoplasty surgery, which involves anesthesia, incisions, and a lengthy recovery period.
Next, there is liquid rhinoplasty, also known as nonsurgical rhinoplasty. This procedure simply uses dermal fillers to alter the size or shape of the nose. It is noninvasive and outpatient, which means you can go home right after the procedure. The recovery is essentially nonexistent, though you may have a few short-lived symptoms to contend with.
Dr. Raja Mohan can help you decide between these two options. For some who only want small aesthetic changes, liquid rhinoplasty may be the best option. Keep in mind, however, that this is a nonpermanent solution. Therefore, you will need to return for treatments in order to keep up the results.
For those patients who need to improve a functional aspect of their nasal structure, only surgical rhinoplasty can achieve these results. Of course, surgical rhinoplasty is also permanent, which is an aspect of this procedure that is desired by many patients.
A consultation appointment is necessary before going forward with any cosmetic procedure. You’ll meet one-on-one with Dr. Mohan to discuss your desired outcomes. Dr. Mohan will go over your medical history with you as well and speak to you about any medications or supplements you are taking. It’s a good idea to bring questions and concerns with you to this appointment. You can even bring pictures of noses you like with you.
Traditional surgical rhinoplasty and liquid rhinoplasty are different procedures. The latter tends to follow the same process as any dermal filler or injectable procedure. It’s a short appointment with Dr. Mohan. He may ice the area in order to limit discomfort and swelling. You’ll experience a few injection pokes, and finally, Dr. Mohan will advise you on care for the area and when you can expect to see the full results.
Unlike nonsurgical rhinoplasty, traditional rhinoplasty involves serious surgery. You will be admitted to the accredited surgical facility, speak briefly with Dr. Mohan before your procedure, then be taken to the operating room where you will receive anesthesia from an anesthesiologist. Dr. Mohan will perform the procedure, and you will be taken to a recovery area where you will again be able to speak with Dr. Mohan about how the procedure went.
After the Procedure
Recovering from nonsurgical rhinoplasty does not involve much. There are little to no symptoms. On the other hand, surgical rhinoplasty involves a rather lengthy recovery period. Of course, patients tend to be far more satisfied with the results, and the results are permanent.
Involved in the recovery period will be some pain and discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Oral pain medications will be prescribed to reduce discomfort, and you will see Dr. Mohan several times after surgery so that he can assess your results and ensure that the healing process is going well. You can expect to see the outcome from your rhinoplasty over the course of several months. In some cases, it may take up to a year to see the full results.
Whether you are sure that you would like to undergo rhinoplasty to change the shape or size of your nose, or you just want to learn more about the procedure, it’s important to find a plastic surgeon you can trust. Sifting through surgeons in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area and finding the right professional for the job can be a challenge. Fortunately, Dr. Raja Mohan’s credentials and pedigree speak for themselves.
Dr. Mohan has helped a wide array of men and women change their physical appearance for the better and by doing so, improve their confidence and self-esteem by leaps and bounds. If you are in the Grapevine, Frisco, Arlington, Dallas, Plano, Coppell, Southlake, or Irving areas, Dr. Mohan operates in these locations. To book your consultation appointment today, contact us at (469) 301-1725.