Your nose is one of the first things you see when looking in the mirror. Some find their nose too big, too small, or crooked. Others might think the symmetry of their face is off because the nose and chin don’t align quite right. Perhaps you have issues with breathing caused by a deviated septum.
If you are struggling with either the look or function of your nose, then rhinoplasty may be the answer. Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job” can balance and enhance facial harmony, and it can also correct a deviated septum by improving your obstructed airway for better breathing. Making these changes to your nose can not only have basic health benefits, it can also make you feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance.
But like any surgical procedure, you need to consider a few things.
It’s important to note that you won’t see your results immediately. Most patients see a gradual change in appearance as the tissue heals and swelling disappears. You will begin to see a change after the first couple of weeks, however it may take up to a year to fully see the results.
People May Not Notice
The goal of your plastic surgeon should be to make sure your nose functions properly, beyond that, the goal is for your nose to look natural and in proportion with the rest of your face. Your nose should blend in seamlessly with the rest of your face. Rhinoplasty, if performed by a skilled surgeon should not leave any noticeable scars. Unless your nose was dramatically reshaped, people may not even notice your new nose. They may look at you and know something is different, and that you look better, but they won’t know why.
Patients can expect about a week of downtime after a Rhinoplasty procedure. Most patients are back to performing everyday activities after a week post procedure and are fully back to normal activities after 3 to 4 weeks. Plan to take enough time off from work or school to recover. This requires some commitment past the initial first week or recovery as well. It’s important to rest so your body can recover and start the healing process.
Most Importantly…Do the Research
Is a cosmetic or functional Rhinoplasty right for you? You will need to discuss what you want to change, and understand all of your options. It is imperative to consult with a reputable surgeon with expertise in this field who will address all your concerns, make sure you understand all aspects of the surgery, and set your expectations for desired results. Rhinoplasty surgery can be life changing. Even minor changes to the shape or size can have huge effects on your self-confidence and happiness.
If you’re considering Rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.