Rhinoplasty in Columbia, MO
Rhinoplasty, often called a nose job, is a surgical procedure the goal of which is to correct structural problems and give you a more cosmetically appealing nose. Your ENT specialist is an expert at rhinoplasty, to help you look and feel your best.
Medical Reasons You Might Need Rhinoplasty
There are a few medical reasons why you might need rhinoplasty surgery including:
- To improve breathing
- To enlarge nostrils
- To correct a septal deviation
- To widen nasal passages
- To repair a broken nose
- To repair damage to your nose from an accident or injury
Cosmetic Reasons You Might Want Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can help improve the appearance of your nose by:
- Widening a narrow nose
- Reducing the size of your nose
- Making your nose more proportional to your face
- Changing the angle of your nose
- Straightening the bridge of your nose
- Recontouring the tip of your nose
- Narrowing your nostrils
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is typically performed in an operating room while you are under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Surgery can usually be completed in 1 to 2 hours. Your surgeon will reshape the cartilage and bone, or add or remove cartilage and bone, depending on the desired outcome.
Recovery From Rhinoplasty
After your rhinoplasty, you may experience some swelling and bruising around your eyes and over your nose. This is a normal side effect of surgery. Any post-operative pain can be managed with pain medication for the first few days after surgery.
What You Need To Do at Home After Surgery
You will need to use a nasal saline spray to keep nasal passages moist and prevent irritation. You may need to wear an internal or external nasal splint to cushion, support, and protect the surgical area while you are healing.