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 – What You Need to Know

Before you decide to have rhinoplasty, you should know some of the common risks. It can take up to two hours to complete. After rhinoplasty, your nose will change appearance slightly as a result of ageing, sun exposure, and other circumstances. Some patients will need additional surgery or treatments to keep their new nose looking its best. Some people may experience allergic reactions to anaesthetics or to the procedure itself. There is a slight risk of chest infection, but this is less likely if you’re a non-smoker.

The procedure is performed through incisions made either inside or outside the nostril. The surgeon then exposes the underlying bone and cartilage structures and reshapes them to create the desired result. This procedure can be done on patients of any age, although it is recommended for those who have completed puberty. Other candidates include people who have suffered traumatic nasal injuries or have difficulty breathing due to difficulty in breathing.

While rhinoplasty is generally an outpatient procedure, some patients may require general anesthesia. This is not a life-threatening surgery and the doctor may administer a local anesthetic and intravenous sedation. The surgery may be performed in a hospital or outpatient medical center. Once the anesthetic wears off, your surgeon will lift the skin that covers your nasal bones and alter the cartilage.

Generally, rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. It may require an overnight stay. Your friend or family member should accompany you to and from the hospital. Your surgeon will closely monitor you throughout the procedure. You will experience some nasal discomfort and swelling after the procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to minimize discomfort during the first few days. You will also need to take pain medications prescribed by the doctor to help you recover from the procedure.

In rhinoplasty, the goal is to change the size, shape, and proportions of the nose. Your surgeon will consider your other facial features and the features of your nose in order to create the most natural-looking outcome possible. In rhinoplasty, your surgeon will sculpt cartilage and bone structures to create an entirely new shape that complements your face. You can also choose between aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty techniques.

Good rhinoplasty involves a good understanding of nasal anatomy. Even the slightest change in the structure of your nose can dramatically change the rest of your facial appearance. The outer nose is made of bony and cartilaginous framework that is covered by muscles, skin, and soft tissue. While rhinoplasty can change the overall shape and size of your face, it can also add structural support to improve your nasal airway.