There are many reasons that people have rhinoplasty procedures, also known as nose jobs. They may be used to correct medical or breathing problems. Patients may have an uneven nose, a twisted tip or a hump that they want taken down. Rhinoplasty can remove these imperfections, and turn a dream nose into a reality. This will not only improve the esthetics of the nose, it can also make a person feel much more confident abut themselves, bringing significant benefits to their home and work life. One of the most common procedures is called reduction rhinoplasty, so let’s examine what reduction rhinoplasty is, and how the procedure is carried out.
What Is Reduction Rhinoplasty?
The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, and is therefore central to our whole appearance. If people are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, it can make them feel self-conscious in public situations. Many people feel that their nose is too big or too bulbous. This can result in the nose dominating their face, having a detrimental effect on their features. Reduction Rhinoplasty can be used to make the nose smaller or narrower, and to reduce the size of the tip of the nose, as well as narrowing the nostrils.
What Happens Prior To Reduction Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty procedures should only be carried out by specialist practitioners. Dr Daniel Becker is an expert in reduction rhinoplasty. Before the surgery begins, he’ll talk to the patient and ascertain the optimal nasal appearance that they’re looking for. The latest computer imaging software will be used, to ensure that the patient understands what their nose will look like after the surgery is completed. This can also allow the patient to ‘fine tune’ what they’re looking for.
The Reduction Rhinoplasty Procedure
Reduction rhinoplasty amends the structural framework of the nose itself, but the skin over the nose is not altered. Tiny incisions are made inside the nostrils, and this allows the surgeon to access the cartilage and bone that make up the nose. The ridge of the nose is gently cut away and filed down. The bones that join the nose onto the cheeks are then cut away, allowing the two sides of the nose to be brought together again, forming a new ridge. The nose will now be narrower and smaller than it was previously. The nostrils themselves can also be reshaped and made smaller, so that they are in proportion to the new appearance of the nose itself. Skin is naturally elastic, and so the skin that covers the nose will naturally shrink back onto the smaller, narrower frame.
The After Effects Of Reduction Rhinoplasty
Patients who have had reduction rhinoplasty may experience moderate pain for a day or two after surgery. Appropriate medication will be prescribed to combat this. There may be significant swelling or bruising, although carefully applied ice packs can help to reduce this. The swelling and bruising will dissipate over a period of around two weeks. After this time, most patients can return to work, school, or college. The effects of reduction rhinoplasty can be striking, so to find out more, or to make an appointment, contact Dr Becker today.