A Rhinoplasty is a procedure that reshapes the nose externally for an improved appearance and/or internally for function. Issues with breathing, trauma, and/or birth defects can be corrected by having a Rhinoplasty. A cosmetic Rhinoplasty can help change the size, shape and appearance of the nose in ways such as narrowing or widening the nostrils, reshaping the tip, reducing a bump or straightening a crooked nose.
A Rhinoplasty is performed under twilight anesthesia and can be performed by using a closed technique where the sutures are hidden inside the nose or an open procedure where an incision is made across the columella. Either way, the scars are nearly invisible. Through these incisions, the skin of the nose is elevated off the cartilage and bone that support the nose. This cartilage and bone is then shaped and sculpted. If the nose needs to be augmented, cartilage from your nose (or elsewhere in your body) may be used to graft the necessary areas. The incisions are then closed and a splint is applied over the nose to allow for prompt healing. A tip plasty is the reshaping of the tip of the nose, which can become bulbous and drop over time. Each procedure is customized to meet the patient’s needs or desired result.
Part of the recovery process requires wearing a splint that will need to remain in place for one week. There will be moderate bruising and swelling on the face for the first few days. This normally disappears by the end of the first week. There is minimal pain involved in a rhinoplasty procedure and appropriate pain medication is prescribed. The patient should avoid strenuous physical activity for ten days. Most patients may return to work in one to two weeks.
Rhinoplasty is one procedure that significantly improves the patient’s appearance and can make an impact. Dr. Adler performs Rhinoplasty in a way that the patient will still look like themselves and the results have a natural, improved appearance. The new nose will blend in well with the rest of the facial features. The nasal structure is also preserved or improved so that breathing function is improved or maintained without issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there risks involved with getting a Rhinoplasty?
Can I go home the same day as my procedure?
What anesthesia is used during a Rhinoplasty?
Will I have sutures that will need to be removed?
Are there restrictions after having a Rhinoplasty?
How long before I see the “final result”?
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The Adler Process
Plastic surgery can be a big life decision. Our team can help answer questions and aid in every step of the way. Here is an overview of our 4 step process.
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Step 1 - Schedule Consultation
When you schedule a consultation, our administrator will review the cost of the procedure with you, explain what to expect, recovery time and answer any questions you have so you fully understand the procedure. We also schedule your Meet with Dr. Adler.
Step 2 - Meet with Dr. Adler
Step 3 - Preparation and Surgery Day
A pre and post op package is prepared for you that is catered to your surgery that will have instructions for surgery prep . You will need to follow the instructions in the package prior to surgery day. On surgery day, you are greeted by a nurse and escorted to our on site surgical suite where you are made comfortable and a pre-op interview is conducted before surgery begins.