Rhinoplasty is a surgical correction for the nose, more commonly referred to as a nose job. It is often done for cosmetic reasons, but it may also be done to correct issues like a deviated septum. A rhinoplasty can correct breathing issues and improve appearance at the same time.
Adults with good general health who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose may be good rhinoplasty candidates, particularly if it is something they’ve struggled with their whole lives. The correction can make a huge difference in one’s appearance, which in turn can help improve self-esteem and may even improve a person's overall perspective of their life.
Rhinoplasty can correct a broken nose and oftentimes, surgery is required when someone breaks their nose. Rhinoplasty can also smooth out any bumps on a nose that might have resulted from an injury. Many people who break their nose receive a rhinoplasty to both re-correct alignment and to re-structure it back to its original shape.
A rhinoplasty is a permanent procedure. Since the nose does not significantly change as a person ages, the result will last.
It is best to arrange for a friend or family member to stay around for the first day or two after a rhinoplasty so they can help out while the patient rests and recovers. Rhinoplasty is a significant surgical procedure, so patients do need to plan for some time off work. Most people are able to resume their normal routine about 5 to 7 days after a rhinoplasty. Complete recovery usually occurs within 2 to 4 weeks. If minor bruising is still present when a person returns to work, they can use cosmetic concealer to cover it if desired. After a rhinoplasty, patients should make sure to wear sun protection when outdoors. During recovery, patients should sleep with their head elevated since this can help reduce swelling in the nose area.
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