Rhinoplasty in Miami (Nose Job)
What is Rhinoplasty?
More commonly called a “nose job”, a rhinoplasty refers to the surgical procedure by which the patient’s nose is reshaped to improve appearance and/or functioning. Rhinoplasty can correct nasal breathing problems resulting from trauma or birth defects. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is usually done to reduce the size of the nose, or change the size/shape of the tip, the bridge or nostrils.
Who Should Consider Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty may not be right for everyone. The ideal patient for a Marshall Cosmétique rhinoplasty is an individual that is in good general health, a non-smoker and a patient that is not satisfied with the appearance of his or her nose or has a nasal condition that hinders proper nasal functioning.
What to Expect?
Prior to surgery, Dr. Marshall will likely have you:
- Adjust or add medication
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin
On the day of your rhinoplasty, your procedure will involve the following steps:
- Anesthesia. Dr. Marshall will recommend whether you should undergo intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
- Incision. Rhinoplasty is performed in one of two ways: a closed procedure, with hidden incisions inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the strip of tissue located between the nostrils. Once the incision is made, Dr. Marshall will sculpt your nose to the desired shape and resolve any medical issue you be encountering. When this step is complete, the skin and tissue of the nose is placed back in its anatomical position and the incisions are closed.
- Recovery. Immediately after the procedure, your nose will be tender and swollen. For one week after your rhinoplasty, you will be asked to keep splints and tubes in your nose for about one week. This will facilitate the healing process. The initial swelling should subside within a several weeks; however, it may take up to one year for your new nose to take shape.
When Can You Return to Work?
In most cases, you can return to work and social activities in about two to three weeks; however, you should avoid strenuous activity for three to four weeks.