Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a popular procedure to help you achieve a more balanced facial profile. Whether you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your nose or are dealing with breathing difficulties, rhinoplasty can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your skin.
As someone who has always been self-conscious about my nose, I can attest to rhinoplasty’s transformative power. The procedure has helped me achieve a more proportionate and symmetrical appearance, which has positively impacted my self-esteem. But, the procedure is not just about aesthetics; it can also help with breathing difficulties.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape the nose. It enables you to change the nose’s size, shape, or angle and correct structural deformities. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take one to three hours.
The procedure can be done in different ways, and there are two main types of rhinoplasty:
- Open rhinoplasty: In this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision on the columella, the strip of skin that separates the nostrils.
- Closed rhinoplasty: In this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions inside the nostrils, avoiding visible scarring.
Recovering from Rhinoplasty
Recovery time can vary depending on the type of procedure and the individual patient. Some patients may experience swelling, bruising, and pain for a few days after the procedure, while others may experience more severe symptoms. Following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions and avoiding strenuous activity for the first few weeks after surgery is vital.
Results and Expectations
The final rhinoplasty results may take time to be visible. In most cases, it takes several weeks or even months for the swelling to subside and for the final shape of the nose to become apparent. It’s important to remember that rhinoplasty aims to achieve a natural-looking result rather than an unnatural or overdone appearance.
Why Should I Choose A Good Plastic Surgeon?
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, it’s important to research and chooses a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. A good surgeon will take the time to understand your goals and concerns and will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Ryan Frank can schedule a consultation for you if you are interested in a nose surgery in Calgary by calling (403) 245-1228.