There are numerous reasons why someone might consider getting a nose job, not the least of which is that it is often necessary simply as a cosmetic procedure. Even if your peers do not consider it an issue, you may feel that your nose is too big, too small, misshapen, or possesses other defects that make you feel uncomfortable and depressed and have a negative effect on your mental health.
Of course, it is also possible that you have breathing difficulties that require surgery so that you can live a normal life alongside everyone else. Regardless of your reasons for considering a nose job, there are certain things you should keep in mind before committing.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty refers to a “nose job” in the medical world. Our highly qualified and experienced Facial Aesthetics in Chicago has performed many of these procedures and is fully qualified to perform the surgery you desire. In the case of nose reduction, we remove some cartilage or bone from the nose. In the case of nose augmentation, we make the nose bigger. To achieve the latter, bone could be harvested from the hips, skull, or elbow, along with cartilage from the ears, and used to construct the nose.
By breaking the nose bone and rearranging the cartilage, it is possible to alter your nose’s angle with your mouth or the shape of your nose. The skin covering the nose should simply expand or contract to fit the new shape.
The procedure can be performed by either cutting across the skin between the nostrils or by making small incisions inside the nostrils. Known as “closed rhinoplasty,” this type of operation does not leave scars and causes less swelling, but is not always possible. The former is called “open rhinoplasty,” but our Chicago Facial Aesthetics specialist recommends closed rhinoplasty whenever possible.
As part of the recovery process, we may place a splint around or inside your nose. Using bandages or splints will protect the structures and cartilage of your nose as it heals. During the first week after surgery, you may experience swelling. As soon as this subsides, you will be able to see the final results of your rhinoplasty.
Your nose may gradually change throughout the first year. This occurs as the nose refines itself into its permanent shape. Most people return to work after 1-2 weeks, although strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month following surgery.
If the surgery is performed by a trained expert at our Facial Aesthetics in 60619 office, you can expect lasting and aesthetically pleasing results. We carefully perform every procedure to ensure optimum results, minimal scarring, and to answer any questions you may have along the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
Phone: (773) 488-3738
820 East 87th Street Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60619