Would you like to achieve optimal appearance and function of your nose with a one-time procedure?
What is Rhinoplasty?
The nose is one of the most prominent features of the face. Often this means that when we don’t like our nose we can’t stop looking at it. Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that alters the internal structure of the nose to improve its external appearance and/or function. In general, the best results are obtained by modifying the areas we dislike in order to give the overall appearance more balance – most patients describe this as ‘the nose I should have had.’ And usually, this means that your appearance changes, but in a way that complements your existing features rather than trying to do a ‘makeover.’ The goal is to enhance your natural features and ensure your nose fits in with your facial structure and overall presence.
Rhinoplasty Address Appearance and Function
There are many flaws that can be corrected by a competent rhinoplasty surgeon. Patients consulting Dr. Correa most often ask for help with:
- Straightening a crooked nose
- Reducing a hump
- Making a wide nose narrow
- Refining a bulbous tip
- Changing the aspect of a tip that droops down
- Reducing the length of the nose
- Remedying obstructed breathing
- Restructuring collapsed nostrils
As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Correa is well-versed in making subtle changes during a rhinoplasty procedure that creates natural-looking results. He has helped countless men and women achieve the results they want through aesthetic rhinoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty procedures.
What You Can Expect in Your Initial Consultation
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of rhinoplasty before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Correa will discuss every aspect of your procedure in-depth. Dr. Correa crafts custom procedures for each patient who walks through his door. Whether you’re looking to correct aesthetic or functional problems caused by genetics or a past-trauma, Dr. Correa can help.
For subtle aesthetic changes or functional rhinoplasty procedures, Dr. Correa may enlist a ‘closed’ technique (where all incisions are made within the nostrils leaving no visible scarring) or an ‘open’ technique where incisions are made in easily-concealable locations at the base of the columella. Following surgery, the nose is typically taped and splinted.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
In general, recovery after rhinoplasty procedures is fairly straight forward. You’ll likely feel comfortable returning to work and other day-to-day activities in about 7-10 days. Strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks to allow your body to adequately heal. While many changes can be seen in the first 8-12 weeks after surgery, we don’t consider any results ‘final’ until 1 year as many subtle changes can still manifest 12 months after surgery.