How to determine if rhinoplasty is right for you

How to determine if rhinoplasty is right for you

The nose is one of the most prominent features of the human body. It can define your appearance. For some, the shape or size of the nose can become an embarrassment. In a perfect world, people would be judged on character and not physical appearance. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world, and some people become self-conscious of their facial features.

According to The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty accounts for 7.6 percent of the more than 11 million cosmetic procedures performed worldwide.

What issues can rhinoplasty solve?

If you're unsatisfied with the appearance of your nose for any reason, there's a good chance rhinoplasty can give you the results you desire. The procedure is quite a common one and can be used to treat a nose that is too large in proportion to the face, too wide, asymmetrical or bulbous.

Rhinoplasty also has medical applications, such as the correction of a deviated septum. Nose surgery can reshape the air passageways, making it easier and safer to breathe.

A consultation with your plastic surgeon can help you decide if rhinoplasty is right for you.

What are the results like?

The results of rhinoplasty can be quite natural in appearance. Depending on the type of procedure, incisions may be made inside the nostrils or along the lower edge of the nose. These scars tend to fade quickly and aren't very noticeable. For a better idea of what you can expect, check out the video below:

How long is the recovery period?

Immediately after the procedure, your surgeon may place bandages and support structures around your nose to aid the healing process. You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising. The most noticeable of these side effects will usually subside within a week, and additional swelling will continue to dissipate over the course of several weeks.

Your surgeon may provide medication to reduce the chance of infection. You'll also receive personalized instructions on how best to care for your nose during the recovery period.

Dr. Marotta is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He is committed to delivering the best experience possible to his clients. Schedule a consultation today to see how Dr. Marotta and his team can help you decide if rhinoplasty is right for you.