A Rhinoplasty procedure, also known as a nose job, can address both function and appearance of the nose. While some patients seek a rhinoplasty because of breathing issues, others are looking for a way to change the size or shape of the nose. Candidates for rhinoplasty are physically healthy, do not smoke, have completed facial growth, and have realistic outcomes in mind.
Those looking to change the appearance of the nose often want to:
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Reduce a hump
- Make a wide nose narrow
- Refine a bulbous tip
- Change the aspect of a tip that droops down
- Reduce the length of the nose
- Restructuring collapsed nostrils
If you are experiencing any type of obstructed breathing that interferes with your sleep or your ability to participate in physical activities, a rhinoplasty surgeon who can correctly diagnose and recommend treatment should examine you.
Signs of nasal malfunction include:
- Recurrent sinus infections
- Dry throat
- Reduced sense of smell
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus headaches
Initial swelling after a rhinoplasty procedure will subside within a few weeks and it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it changes to a more permanent outcome. As you age, it is expected to have some gradual changes to the nose. But most of your improvement should be relatively permanent. The best candidates for a cosmetic rhinoplasty do not expect their lives to significantly change after a nose job and are seeking the procedure for themselves and not for others.
If you are suffering from any unwanted condition relating to airflow or want to explore options to improve the look of your nose, contact Dr. Correa as soon as possible.