*Individual results may vary
Why Have Rhinoplasty?You can undergo nose surgery for all sorts of reasons. The most common instance is when somebody doesn’t like their nose. It might be too big, the shape too hooked, and so on. In this case, a rhinoplasty can be used to sculpt your dream nose, filling you with confidence. However, you could also have a nose job if you’re suffering from nasal problems that are causing a negative impact on your health. A very common example of this is a deviated septum, where the middle part of your nose deviates to either side. This can make it hard to breathe, so septal surgery is regularly used to fix this. But, you can also have rhinoplasty to treat a damaged nose or correct nasal trauma.
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Types of RhinoplastyAs you have just read, nose surgery can be used to treat different problems. Therefore, two different types of rhinoplasty are typically called upon:
Functional RhinoplastyThis is sometimes called medical rhinoplasty, and it refers to nose surgery that treats functional issues with the nose. So, this would be used for a deviated septum, breathing issues, and so on.
Cosmetic RhinoplastyConversely, this type of nose surgery is reserved for people that just want to change the way their nose looks. It won’t focus on correcting the functionality of the nose – it’s purely aesthetic!
Rhinoplasty RecoveryNaturally, your nose will be swollen and sore after surgery. You may also see black eyes, which is a natural reaction to the surgical treatment in your nose. You’ll need to keep a splint on your nose for up to a week, and this is when external stitches are also removed. If you have stitches inside your nose, they dissolve naturally and get absorbed by the body. All in all, you’re looking at at least a week’s worth of recovery, though you should obviously take extra care of your nose as it heals.
Benefits of RhinoplastyPlenty of patients have felt like new people after having nose surgery. It can be a massive boost to your confidence, making you feel so much better about how you look. Rhinoplasty can literally be a life-changing experience for you! Likewise, it can improve your life if you have functional nose surgery. While your nose might not look different, you will find it easier to breathe, getting rid of common problems you’ve lived with for years.
Best Candidates for RhinoplastyIf you suffer from a deviated septum or other medical problems revolving around your nose, you could be a candidate for functional rhinoplasty. The best candidates for cosmetic rhinoplasty are those that are seriously unhappy with how their nose looks. If it’s something that plagues your thoughts every day, you may suit this procedure.
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Want to learn more about rhinoplasty? Schedule your complimentary consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Scott Brenman in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 687-2180 and our staff will gladly offer you a convenient appointment in the near future.