Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job”, is a type of cosmetic surgery that alters the shape or function of the nose. It can be performed for problems like congenital disfigurement, trauma, breathing problems, or other issues. The procedure can also be performed in San Diego for purely cosmetic reasons to change the appearance and shape of the nose.
What It Treats
Rhinoplasty can effectively treat:
- Nose size relative to facial balance
- The width of the nose at the bridge or position and size of nostrils
- Visible depressions or humps on the nose profile
- Enlarged nasal tip or one that is drooping, hooked, upturned, or bulbous
- Nasal asymmetry
If you are thinking about undergoing rhinoplasty in San Diego, you should schedule a consultation with us to discuss it. At that meeting, feel free to discuss your goals and tell us what is bothering you about your nose and any changes that you would like made to it.
It is important to realize that the perfect nose does not exist. However, surgery can certainly help enhance your facial features and emphasize your individual attractiveness. We can provide some perspective on your unique facial features and suggest changes that might enhance your appearance.
After carefully evaluating your nose structure and other facial features, we can inform you if your expectations are realistic. We will also take into account your general health and discuss with you the steps of the procedure, risks, recovery time, and other considerations.
Rhinoplasties are normally performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that no hospitalization is required. You will probably receive general anesthesia. If you are given general anesthesia, you will sleep throughout the procedure.
During the procedure itself, we will form incisions inside the nostrils. If it is a more difficult case, we may make additional incisions over the base of the nose. Then we will reshape the cartilage and inner bone to offer a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
After your rhinoplasty procedure in San Diego, you may need to wear a nasal splint for a time. It is normal to experience a little swelling that should begin fading after the third day. After your nose has completely healed from your procedure, its final shape will become evident.
Avoid undergoing any vigorous physical activity for three to six weeks after your procedure. In as soon as two to three weeks, you may resume your normal activities without any obvious signs that a procedure was performed.
If you would like to receive more information about how a rhinoplasty can help correct the problems that you are having with your nose, simply speak with the experts at David & Rossi Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!