Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose to improve its appearance or function. The procedure can be used to address a variety of concerns, including a crooked or asymmetrical nose, a hump on the bridge of the nose, a wide or bulbous tip, or a deviated septum.

The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, and involves making small incisions either inside the nose or on the outside of the nostrils. Reshaping the underlying bone and cartilage to create a more symmetrical and proportionate nose is undertaken. In some cases, additional cartilage may be harvested from the patient’s own body to help achieve the desired shape.

Rhinoplasty can be a highly individualized procedure, as the shape and size of the nose must be carefully tailored to the patient’s unique facial features and aesthetic goals.

Recovery from rhinoplasty can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but most patients can expect some swelling and bruising for several days to a few weeks after the surgery. It’s important to follow your post-operative instructions carefully, which may include wearing a splint or cast on the nose for a week to help support the healing process.