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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What Rhinoplasty Can Do?

What rhinoplasty can do? is the question that haunts many of us. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of this surgery and explore some of the side effects associated with it. After the surgery, you’ll probably feel better about yourself. Depending on your goals, rhinoplasty may improve your appearance and boost your confidence in social and professional settings. You’ll be more comfortable around family and friends, or speaking in front of groups.

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are teenagers and young adults who have completed their facial growth. Boys and girls should be at least 15 or 16 years old. In general, they should not smoke or drink excessively. You should also have realistic expectations for the outcome. While rhinoplasty can help you boost your self-esteem and improve your appearance, you should not look at it as a quick fix or a way to achieve the perfect nose. If you are undergoing the surgery because of social pressure or some other reason, you should not expect it to be a miracle.

Once you’ve had rhinoplasty surgery, you will be numb or under local anesthesia. The procedure will take about an hour, although more complicated procedures require a short stay in a hospital. You’ll have a nasal splint to wear for about a week after surgery, but your nose may look different afterward. Although most patients will notice improvements within two to four weeks, it’s important to know that the results you see aren’t perfect. You may need to follow up surgery or have a revision. To minimize the risks associated with rhinoplasty, don’t expose your nose to sun or other physical pressure.

Rhinoplasty surgery can change the shape of your nose, refine the relationship between it and other facial features, and make you look more attractive overall. Millions of people throughout the United States have undergone rhinoplasty to improve the shape of their noses. The process can last from seven to ten weeks, and you should take care of yourself during recovery. The first week after rhinoplasty is usually difficult, and you may need to take pain medication to minimize the swelling. You may need to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks.

During the procedure, the experienced plastic surgeon may perform either an open or closed approach. In the open approach, an incision is made along the columella, the cartilage separating the nostrils. This type of rhinoplasty is the most common type. Open rhinoplasty is best for more complex procedures and requires an incision along the columella. Your surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each approach during your initial consultation.

Aside from making your nose appear better, rhinoplasty can help you breathe better, as well as improve your appearance. It can even improve your breathing, and make your nostrils appear smaller or larger. In some cases, rhinoplasty can be a great option for someone with an overly large, bulbous nose. And for those who are unhappy with the size or projection of their nose, this surgery may even be the best solution.