Rhinoplasty | Auburn, AL
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is also sometime referred to as “nose job.” Nose reshaping is performed for a variety of reasons including hereditary or traumatic deformities. The nose functions cosmetically as the central component of the face. Cosmetic rhinoplasty enhances the appearance of your nose which can improve facial harmony leading to elevated self-confidence. Functionally, the nose plays an important role in breathing and surgery can improve air flow leading to better performance.
What does rhinoplasty address?
- Dorsal hump or bump
- Wide nose
- Plunging tip or droopy nose
- Boxy tip or bulbous tip
- Asymmetrical or crooked nose
- Deviated septum
- Enlarged turbinates
How is a rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty can be performed either as an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. There are advantages and disadvantages to both procedures. The surgery is an outpatient procedure and Dr. Aquadro customizes the surgical plan to each individual. Dr. Aquadro will discuss all the options with you at your consultation and recommend the best procedure for you.
Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
- Someone with a wide nose, crooked nose or hump wishing to improve the appearance
- Someone with breathing problems not corrected by conservative treatment
- Someone with deviated septum
- A healthy individual
- Realistic goals and expectations
What other procedures often accompany rhinoplasty?
Many times chin augmentation is performed at the time of rhinoplasty to provide better facial balance.
What can I expect from a consultation with Dr. Aquadro?
At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we believe you should be well informed about any procedure you are considering. Feel free to bring photos. Dr. Aquadro will present the different options for rhinoplasty and discuss the pros and cons of each decision. There are many decisions to be made and we want to involve you in every step of the process. When you to leave East Alabama Plastic Surgery, you should feel at ease about the decision you and Dr. Aquadro reached about brow lift.
What to expect the day of surgery?
Dr. Aquadro performs rhinoplasty surgeries that require general anesthesia at East Alabama Medical Center outpatient facility. Occasionally the surgery can be performed in the office. On the day of surgery, Dr. Aquadro will make some marks on you in the preoperative holding area and confirm the surgery details with you. The surgery can vary from two to three hours.
What is the typical recovery time?
You may have a splint on your nose for one to two weeks. Once removed, you will see immediate improvement in the shape of your nose. Bruising and edema will be present for up to two weeks. Most of the swelling will be resolved by six weeks, but some will persist for up to one year. Dr. Aquadro asks you to sleep with your head elevated for the first two weeks. Sutures are removed in five days. Most people can return to work within a ten to fourteen days. Full strenuous activity can be resumed at 6-8 weeks.