Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure performed on the nose. The sole purpose of a rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose for either aesthetic or medical reasons. Sometimes referred to as a nose job, a rhinoplasty can help people of all backgrounds and ethnicities achieve the nose they have always wanted.
How the Nose Can Be Shaped
There are a number of ways a rhinoplasty surgeon can shape the nose to improve its overall appearance. A rhinoplasty can adjust the size of your nose in relation to your face, adjust the width of your nose at the bridge, the position and sized of the nostrils, and reduce the size of humps and bumps. In addition, the nasal tip is a problem area that can be improved, as well as nasal asymmetry. A rhinoplasty is also used to correct a deviated septum, a condition that can cause difficulty when breathing.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery
During your consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, all questions and concerns will be addressed. Refrain from eating or drinking the night before your procedure. It is imperative for smokers to quit prior to surgery, as smoking cigarettes restricts blood flow to the skin. This lack of oxygen to the skin can impair the body’s ability to heal. Alcohol should also be avoided in the week leading up to your procedure.
In the days following your surgery there will be swelling and some discomfort. It is recommended to apply a cold compress to bring down the swelling and expedite the healing process. Most of the swelling will be gone after the second week. Complete results from a rhinoplasty make take a full year to develop. Dr. Rubinstein is a double board certified plastic surgeon offering Rhinoplasty in Poughkeepsie.