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Rhinoplasty 101: This is What You Can Expect

If you’ve been feeling self-conscious about your nose or you’ve been experiencing breathing difficulties, rhinoplasty is an excellent way to turn it all around.

Feeling self-conscious about your nose generally starts in your youth when friends and family members point out how much larger your nose appears in relation to the rest of your face – even though this is simply the result of a growth spurt, it can leave many people with a low self-esteem in their adult years.

Many adults who are overly aware of the appearance of their noses end up being reluctant to take photos or constantly feel like others are staring at them. In fact, it can become quite a dominant factor in your life.

Seeking Help from a Surgeon

Seeking help from a qualified surgeon is the first step you can take to achieving your aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, your surgeon will take the time to understand your reasons for wanting rhinoplasty. Your nose will also be thoroughly examined to determine what can be done to assist you.

Modern technology even allows you to see what your nose will look like after it has been altered, with the tip or the hump of the nose being the areas that are corrected the most. Being able to visualise how your nose will need to change in order for it to be a good size as well as symmetrical will give you the chance to give your opinions and decide whether you are happy with the approach.

The Procedure

You will be pleased to know that Dr Laniewski rhinoplasty surgery is a day procedure and you will be able to return home after your surgery. This means you can recover and rest at home where you are most comfortable.

There are a few different approaches that your surgeon can take during your surgery, with the “closed approach” being the most common. This particular approach offers greater accuracy and minimal external scarring. What this means is that all incisions will be made on the inside of your nose using specialised tools. Bleeding and bruising will also be kept to a minimum with the help of specific techniques.

Your Recovery

Following your surgery, a small nasal plaster will splint your nose for about a week. The first week of your recovery will require a lot of rest so it’s best to put off any social engagements until afterward.

The plaster will be removed after a week and your new nose shape will be visible. The area will still be very swollen though but this will gradually subside over the coming months. Bleeding is the main complication following rhinoplasty but nasal packing can be used should this occur. With that being said, even though bleeding is a rare side effect, it’s best to avoid medications such as Aspirin as well as excessive activity.

In terms of pain and discomfort, it will be minimal and will mostly feel like you have a head cold.