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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Why Do I Get Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the obvious choice if you’re dissatisfied with the size or form of your nose.
A nose job alters more than just your nose; it alters how the rest of your face is viewed and enables all of your facial characteristics to complement one another to make you look beautiful. Finally, you can realize your dream of having symmetrical facial features.

Rhinoplasty: What Is It?

Although the Rhinoplasty operation, also referred to as a nose job, has considerable aesthetic benefits, it also serves important medicinal purposes.
Nose surgeries are frequently done to treat respiratory problems brought on by structural problems with the nose.
There are a variety of reasons why someone would decide to get a nose operation.
Following a traumatic event, such as breaking their nose, some people decide to have this treatment.
Some people may use it to alter their nose’s natural size and shape so that it would look more attractive and blend in more naturally with the rest of their facial characteristics.

Naturally, undergoing a nose job is a popular option for people who have nasal breathing problems.
A deviated septum is one of the most frequent causes of breathing problems.
Here, the bone and cartilage that splits the nasal cavity in half—the nasal septum—is misaligned or crooked.
The ideal technique to locate clear air is by using this procedure, which can make breathing difficult.

The size of the nose can be balanced better in proportion to other facial features by having a nose job.
It can be used to alter the nose’s obvious humps or depressions, as well as its breadth at the bridge and the nostrils.
It can correct an inflated, upturned, downturned, or hooked nasal tip.
Additionally, it helps correct nasal asymmetries and big or cocked nostrils.

Different Procedures

Every nose job is different.
Each person wanting a nose job has unique requirements and goals when they visit the doctor.
The surgeon must arrange each therapy and procedure uniquely for the patient in question, even if they will generally follow the same stages.
Surgeons can give each patient the finest care possible by personalizing their therapy.
Your doctor may recommend one of four primary types of nose jobs, depending on your individual needs.

Rhinoplasty With Closure

Due to the fact that all incisions are concealed inside the nose, this is the most common type of nose job.
You won’t have any obvious scars after the treatment, once you’ve recovered.
The doctor will undertake the required adjustments to the structure of your nose by lifting the soft tissue of the nose just enough to make the bone and cartilage visible.

There are various benefits to selecting this option because this form of nose job is less intrusive than the other types.
With this surgery, there is typically less nasal tissue irritation and a lower risk of post-operative edema, or swelling.
Because there are no surgical incisions made on the columella, a part of the nose, there is less irritation as a result.
Because this surgery is less intrusive, the patient recovers more quickly after the procedure and less time is spent in the operating room.

Patients who require minor structural alterations to their noses can benefit from this treatment.
However, because this method of rhinoplasty is less intrusive than other methods, the surgeon is also not able to make significant structural alterations.
You’ll need a different kind of surgery if you need a more involved nose job.

Operative rhinoplasty

In the past, patients who need more extensive work on their noses benefited from this more intensive form of the surgery.
This kind of nose operation is probably what the surgeon will recommend if your nose needs more than a modest alteration in structure.
The columella, a region beneath your nose between your nostrils where the incisions are made, is where the surgeon begins.
As a result, the surgeon can remove the skin from a significant portion of your nose.

The skin is then raised to provide the surgeon access to the nasal cavity and the ability to remodel the structural elements of the nose.
The doctor will shape the required areas, stitch the columella, and tape the nose to promote stabilization.
The finished nose that has been custom-sculpted for the patient will be covered by a splint after taping.
For the next week, the splint works to safeguard your nose’s mending tissues.

Patients who require substantial grafting frequently choose for this kind of surgery.
Additionally, it is advised for patients who have a range of nasal problems, including as structural deformities brought on by genetics or collapsed valves from a prior hump removal.
Additionally, it’s frequently advised for patients who don’t have congenital defects but have acquired them due to severe nose trauma.

Injectable rhinoplasty

This kind of non-surgical nose job is less common.
As a result, it can be performed by dermatologists and assistants in addition to cosmetic and plastic surgeons.
For those who want to fix a tiny flaw in their nose, this kind of nose job is ideal.

With this kind of nose job, injectable fillers like Juvederm or Restylane are used.
The filler works to correct or cover up minor flaws in the nose.
It’s a fantastic solution for folks with little problems because it’s quick and non-intrusive.
However, the fact that the effects are temporary is a drawback.
The filler is eventually reabsorbed by the body, thereby undoing the modifications that were done.

Updated rhinoplasty

After a primary nose job, this form of intervention is carried out.
If a patient is unhappy with the first nose job results after the treatment, they might elect to have a revision.
Patients who are pleased with the results but want to address additional adjustments may also decide to have a revision.

Breathing problems are another frequent justification for modification.
Mild breathing problems are very typical for people to suffer after having a nose operation.
A surgeon may unintentionally develop or discover problems that result in a minor obstruction that impairs your ability to breathe because they are changing the structure of your nose.

The Method

The Setting Up

The first step on your journey to the ideal nose is to schedule a consultation with a surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for surgery.
You will get the chance to go over your reasons for wanting this operation and what you hope it will achieve with your doctor.

Your medical background will be questioned by the doctor.
Any current or previous medical issues you may have, as well as any prescription or over-the-counter medications you take, should be disclosed.
Make careful to disclose any supplements you take, as well as any alcohol or drug use.

The doctor will then examine your nose physically.
In order to decide whether structural problems can be repaired, they will carefully examine the problems you have stated you wish to address as well as the skin on both the inside and outside of the nose.
The doctor will photograph your nose from several angles during the consultation.
This aids the physician in making evaluations on the long-term effects of surgery and might even serve as a reference point both before and during the procedure.

The Step-by-Step

Depending on the sort of nose job you’re getting, it can be done in a hospital, a doctor’s office, or an outpatient facility because it’s a relatively small treatment.
You might be given local anaesthetic, depending on the surgery and how much work needs to be done.
This won’t put you to sleep; it will merely numb your nose.
Some nose surgeries necessitate general anaesthetic, which will allow you to sleep through the procedure.

The doctor will make cuts within or between your nostrils once the anesthetic has taken effect.
The surgeon might take some cartilage from your ear or from deep into your nasal cavity if the procedure calls for tissue grafting with cartilage.
After separating your skin from your bone and cartilage, the surgeon will rebuild the underlying framework to address the problems you raised.

Depending on how complicated the surgery is, it may take anywhere from an hour to several hours to complete.

The Restoration

Following the procedure, your doctor will apply bandages to your nose and a plastic or metal splint to assist your nose maintain its new shape while it heals.
In order to help stabilize your septum, the doctor could additionally insert splints within your nostrils.

To lessen bleeding and swelling in your nose, you should take several days of rest with your head elevated above your chest.
For about a week following surgery, most patients are requested to keep the gauze and splints in and on their noses.
Your stitches will naturally fall out if they are dissolvable.
You will need to go back to the doctor a week after surgery to get them removed if they are not removable.

After your surgery, you’ll probably bleed and have some drainage for a few days.
Your face will feel bloated and puffy, and you could get headaches.
Around your eyes, you can also suffer some swelling and bruising.
In order to reduce the pain, your doctor could recommend medication.
For a few weeks following surgery, you’ll want to make sure to refrain from strenuous exercise and other activities that call for a lot of face movement.

Receive the necessary nose

Although having any kind of surgery might be daunting and stressful, don’t let that stop you from getting the nose you want!
Getting a nose job is a relatively simple way to significantly enhance your quality of life, regardless of whether you have difficulty breathing through your nose owing to a deviated septum or you want to make your nose more symmetrical and aesthetically beautiful.
Don’t let a nose problem hinder you from moving on in life.
Say “yes” to enjoying all the advantages of having the ideal nose you’ve been seeking.

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