What is Nose Surgery?
Surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty) is an operation to change the appearance, structure, and function of the nose. It can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. This operation can also correct birth defects, nasal injuries, and help relieve some breathing problems. Incisions may be made within the nose or concealed in inconspicuous locations on the nose. In some situations, cartilage grafts taken from within the nose or from other areas of the body may be recommended to help reshape the structure of the nose. Internal nasal surgery to improve nasal breathing can also be performed at the time of the rhinoplasty. Dr Farhang Khoee will meet with you to customize the nose surgery for your specific needs.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
An ideal candidate is a person in good health and requesting a nose surgery for the following reasons:
- Desire for improvement in the appearance of their nose
- Self-conscious about the appearance of the nose
- Difficulty breathing either from previous trauma or genetics
What is the Recovery Time?
In general, the recovery time for a nose surgery is approximately 6 weeks. Within 2 weeks of surgery, your bruising and swelling will likely have improved such that you can go out in public with some makeup. You’ll still need to avoid strenuous activity for up to 4 weeks. Dr Farhang Khoee will help you through your post-operative recovery period.