The Portland Center For Facial Plastic Surgery
Hillsboro - Portland Oregon
503-899-0006
The Portland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery ™
 10690 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 324A, Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-899-0006
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Rhinoplasty – How is Rhinoplasty Surgery Done?

Basics of Nose Work

A nose job, or rhinoplasty as it is officially known, is surgery done on the nose to alter its appearance or enhance its functionality.

Various rhinoplasty procedures include:

reducing the nose’s hump

raising the bridge’s girders

Changing the tip of the nose

expanding or contracting the nostril size

adjusting the nose following a wound

opening the bronchial tubes

Increasing or decreasing the nose’s size

Nose jobs can be performed for cosmetic or medicinal purposes.
For instance, surgery may be necessary for some people to fix a problem with the cartilage that separates one nostril from the other.
Others might just wish to alter the size or form of their nose.

Rhinoplasty and teenagers

Teenagers’ noses shouldn’t be altered until they have grown to adult proportions.
This often occurs for girls around the age of 15 or 16, and for guys around a year later.

Selecting a Nose Job

Find a surgeon who has experience with plastic surgery of the nose and a history of happy patients.
The most popular organization for certifying rhinoplasty surgeons is the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

The procedure should be performed in an accredited facility.
A skilled surgeon and a well-trained staff will be able to assess and address any complications you may have.

Schedule a consultation to discuss your objectives and to discuss your concerns regarding your nose as well as your desired changes.

A perfect nose does not exist, so keep that in mind.
However, surgery can highlight facial traits and draw attention to your distinctive and natural beauty.
A plastic surgeon can explain the distinctive facial characteristics that make you special and explain how changing them will improve your appearance.

Your nose and other face components will be examined by the surgeon.
They can inform you if your expectations are reasonable after this assessment.

The surgeon should go over the dangers, length of recovery, and cost with you as well as take into account your general health.

The nose can be reshaped using a variety of ways.
Your surgeon should outline their proposed course of action in detail once you decide to move forward.

Step-by-Step Guide to Rhinoplasty

There is typically no overnight stay required for a nose job because it is an outpatient procedure.
You will either receive general or local anaesthetic.
If you have general anesthetic, the procedure will keep you asleep.
You won’t be able to feel the pain since local anaesthetic will sedate you and numb your nose.

The surgeon makes cuts inside the nostrils during an operation.
The surgeon might also make cuts across the nose’s base in more challenging circumstances.
The interior bone and cartilage are then reshaped by the surgeon to create a more attractive appearance.

Nose Job Restoration

People typically use a nasal splint for the first week following a nose job.
For at least 24 hours following the procedure, you must keep your head elevated.
After surgery, you should anticipate some swelling and bruising around the eyes, which should start to go down by the third day.
It might last for two weeks.

Expect a small amount of swelling in your nose, which likely only you and your surgeon will notice.
The next six months will see an end to this.
Your nose’s final shape will become clear once it has fully recovered.

Following surgery, you should take 3 to 6 weeks off from intense exercise.
In as little as 2 to 3 weeks, you can resume your social activities without showing any telltale symptoms that you recently underwent surgery.

How Dangerous Is a Rhinoplasty?

Surgery of any kind carries hazards.
These include bleeding, infection, and anesthesia-related allergic reactions.
Rhinoplasty risks include:

Numbness

Nosebleeds

the base of the nose is scarred.

Small blood vessels on the skin’s surface that are bursting

Swelling

irreversible nerve damage

a second or third surgery is required

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