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What is Nose Reshaping or Rhinoplasty?
Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) is a type of plastic surgery that is designed to improve the appearance of the shape of the nose Plastic surgery of the nose is one of the truest tests of a plastic surgeon’s artistic ability. Dr. Felice feels strongly that the nose should be reshaped to the individual needs of the patient. He listens very carefully to what is desired, then discusses facial features and what one should do to create a nose that fits their features. This takes tremendous artistic talent in that each nose he does is performed very differently. The desired outcome may require a full Rhinoplasty or merely a modification of the nose tip.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
Patients who are bothered by the appearance of their nose are candidates for rhinoplasty. Patients who are having difficulty breathing through their nose are also suitable for a rhinoplasty procedure. Candidates must be in good general health with no surgery-related healing issues.
Rhinoplasty is recommended for patients who have fully completed all facial growth. Candidates should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients who are willing to follow pre- and post-surgery instructions, including stopping smoking and drinking alcohol for a certain period, are the best candidates for this surgery.
What to expect during a Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) consultation:
During your plastic surgery consultation for Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) at Youthful Images, Dr. Felice will review your medical history, examine your nose, discuss your expectations, review the Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) procedure, discuss the recovery period, review other patient photographs and take your picture so that Dr. Felice can review with you the plans he has for your new look Finally, we will discuss the cost of the procedure. In addition, we accept several different financing options if that may be of interest to you.
A rhinoplasty procedure usually takes one to three hours, depending on the type of rhinoplasty. For the patient’s comfort, the procedure will start by administering anesthesia.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, incisions will be made. Depending on the plan, bone, cartilage, and/or soft tissue may be altered to achieve the desired results. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the surgery.
Expected Recovery Time for Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty):
The approximate recovery time for Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) is 7 – 10 days.
Dr. Felice may place gauze in the nostrils to aid the recovery process. In addition, Dr. Felice may use nasal packing, nasal casts, splints, or nasal dressings to keep the ideal shape of the nose in place. Recovery instructions will be given to the patient to help with the healing.
The patient may experience temporary difficulty breathing due to minor swelling in the nose. The patient must avoid blowing their nose as much as possible. If it cannot be avoided, the patient should try to do it as gently as possible to prevent straining the nasal structure.
Strenuous physical activities will not be allowed during recovery. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to remove the cast or nasal splint. It may take up to a year for the nose to completely heal and for the full results to be apparent.
Cost range for Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty):
Please got to the Pricing Menu page to find out the cost range for Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty). An exact cost for Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) surgery will be given during your consultation.
Set Up Your Appointment:
Please feel free to contact our office for additional information. If you wish to consider financing your surgery, please call our office for information on pre-approval. Specific fees for procedures will be discussed at your initial consultation.