Often referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a safe and effective surgery that can improve the shape, size, and contours of your nose. In addition to improving your nose’s aesthetics, the surgery can also help fix medical issues with the nose, such as trouble breathing.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
As a surgery, the goal of rhinoplasty is to fix the function and/or form of the nose. A variety of techniques can be used to reshape the nose and improve its structure and aesthetics. These techniques largely employ the use of discreetly placed incisions so that no scarring is visible after the procedure.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
The most common issues that rhinoplasty treats include:
- A nose tip that droops
- An extra wide nose
- An extra large nose
- A nose with a bump on the bridge
- A deviated septum
- A nose that was broken as the result of an accident
Who Is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
If you are unsure whether or not you would be a good candidate for rhinoplasty, it’s important to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Mohan. At your consultation, Dr. Mohan will give you a short physical examination in order to see what sort of improvements he’ll be able to make to combat the issues you’re facing.
This appointment will also involve a brief rundown of your medical history. Be sure to come ready with a list of your supplements and medications, recent surgeries, ongoing health conditions, and medical treatments. Dr. Mohan will want to know about all of these.
Patients who are in good overall physical and mental health and who are non-smokers are generally cleared for the procedure, but again, it’s important to be honest with Dr. Mohan so that he can assess your situation closely and ensure your safety moving forward.
Lastly, remember to have realistic expectations. While rhinoplasty can certainly change your nose for the better, it’s important to have balanced and achievable goals.
Preparing for Your Consultation Appointment
The first step to improving and enhancing your nose is booking a consultation appointment.
During your consultation, Dr. Mohan will perform a close examination of your nose in order to get a better idea of what he’ll be working with during the procedure. It’s at this time that you’ll want to explain what your surgical goals are as well.
You can bring in pictures of yourself at a different time in life or pictures of celebrities or others who may have a nose that you would like to emulate. Keep in mind that not all faces will look good with one type of nose. Dr. Mohan can help you choose a nose size and shape that fits the other features on your face and enhances your natural appearance.
Again, be ready to discuss your medical history with Dr. Mohan. While pre-existing health conditions don’t restrict you from undergoing rhinoplasty, it’s important that Dr. Mohan knows about them so that he can ensure your safety during surgery.
How Are Rhinoplasties Performed?
Rhinoplasty can be performed in a number of different ways. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Mohan will discuss your options with you. The goal is to achieve your desired results while making as few incisions as possible and keeping those incisions invisible for reduced scarring.
Most surgeries involve making small incisions within the nostrils of the nose. These will later be virtually invisible and you won’t have any noticeable scars. In some cases, an incision may be made on the columella, which is the small tissue strip that goes between both nostrils.
From there, the nose will be reshaped according to your aesthetic goals, and any unnecessary cartilage and/or bone will be removed. If necessary, a deviated septum will be corrected at this point as well. And finally, the incisions will be closed up, and you will be taken to a recovery room.
What to Expect During Recovery
After rhinoplasty, expect to have some swelling and bruising on the nose, near the eyes, and around the face in general. Within the nose, the soft tissues tend to experience an excessive amount of swelling, so it may be up to a year before 100% of the swelling is gone. Still, you’ll begin to notice the results of your surgery after about a month of recovery. After several months, you’ll start to see the real outcome appear.
As you heal, you’ll have periodic appointments with Dr. Mohan wherein he will assess the progress of your recovery and ensure that your incisions are healing well. The bruising and tenderness around your eyes and on the cheeks will last for at least a week, but Dr. Mohan will give you careful care instructions to help manage the symptoms.
Depending on your overall health and the unique circumstances of your surgery, you will need to wait at least a few weeks before returning to your day-to-day activities. Most patients need to take at least two or three weeks off from work or school, and even light exercise will have to wait a while as well. Be sure to carefully follow the directions and recovery care instructions provided to you by Dr. Mohan.
Book Your Consultation Appointment Today
Do you have questions about rhinoplasty or want to know if you’d be a good candidate for this surgery? Your best course of action is to book a consultation appointment today. This appointment is simply an informative one, at which you can ask questions, get advice, and find out if you’re a quality candidate.
To book your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Mohan, give us a call today.