For many people, the nose is not their favorite part of their face; in fact, many often say it is the one area they would change if given the option. For this reason, rhinoplasty has grown to one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures in the country. Men and women who are unhappy with the shape, size, or projection of their nose may benefit from a rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Farrell, a board certified plastic surgeon in Mechanicsburg. Call (717) 732-9000 today to schedule your personalized rhinoplasty consultation!
Why Consider Nose Reshaping?
There are a variety of reasons you may wish to consider nose reshaping. Perhaps the most common reason for nose surgery is to alter the size or shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty may be right for you if you are concerned about:
- The overall size of your nose
- The shape of your nose
- A large hump
- A drooping tip
- A crooked nose
This procedure may also be helpful if you have experienced an injury that has damaged the structure of your nose. Dr. Farrell may also perform nose surgery to correct certain birth defects or congenital disorders.
How Can I Prepare for My Rhinoplasty?
You may need to stop taking certain medications to prepare for nose reshaping. In addition, if you use a nicotine product, you must stop at least six weeks in advance. These steps will help reduce the risk of various surgical and post-surgical complications.
It is a good idea to make a comfortable space to recover and arrange for assistance during the first few days of recovery. Having a space to heal and allowing yourself time will help improve your experience and outcomes.
Will My Results Look Natural After Nose Reshaping?
Rhinoplasty brings the nose into ideal symmetry with surrounding facial features. So, not only should your results look natural, but they should also be complementary to the shape and size of your face.
Dr. Leo Farrell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience performing nose reshaping surgery. Honest and patient-focused, he will help you gain a better understanding of what you may be able to expect.
Are There Any Risks From Undergoing a Rhinoplasty?
Risks of rhinoplasty include:
- Breathing issues
- Poor wound healing (scars)
- Changes in skin sensation
- Asymmetrical results
In addition to these risks, general surgery risks such as infection and bleeding are possible with rhinoplasty.
Complications with rhinoplasty are rare. Outside of swelling and bruising, both of which self-correct, most patients will not experience adverse effects following nose reshaping surgery. However, you can reduce your risks for complications by following pre and postoperative directions, including the cessation of blood thinners and vasoconstrictors, which increase the chances for excessive bleeding and scars.
Is Nose Reshaping a Painful Procedure?
Rhinoplasty is performed under local anesthesia in combination with sedation or general anesthesia. You will not feel any discomfort during your procedure.
Swelling and slight discomfort are common in the days following rhinoplasty, but as you continue to recover, these things will dissipate naturally. In addition, OTC medications, compresses, and rest can help reduce discomfort and encourage faster recovery.
Why Should I Choose Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center for My Nose Reshaping?
Dr. Leo Farrell is an experienced, caring, and well-respected plastic surgeon who cares deeply about each patient he sees. A Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Farrell is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, all of which help him keep on top of the most effective techniques and technologies in the field.
Committed to producing the most natural-looking and pleasing outcomes, Dr. Farrell takes time to plan and perform nose reshaping surgery, helping him produce personalized and highly-complementary results. Straightforward, friendly, and approachable, he welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you determine the best ways to reach your goals.
How Is Nose Reshaping Performed?
Your rhinoplasty surgery will be based on your own unique expectations and the current structure of your nose, so Dr. Farrell will create a custom treatment plan just for you. Dr. Farrell will most likely perform this procedure through a discrete incision made inside your nostrils. From here, Dr. Farrell will work to reshape the underlying structure of your nose. This may involve removing some of the cartilage and bone, or adding a customized facial implant.
What Is the Nose Reshaping Recovery Process Like?
You’ll experience some bruising and swelling following your nose surgery. It may be necessary to keep your head raised and fairly still for the first few days. If you’re the active type, you may have to adjust your lifestyle for several weeks. Strenuous activities will need to be avoided until you have healed. You will need to wear a nasal splint for 1-2 weeks in order to help your nose heal properly. Over time, bruising and swelling will continue to fade, and your incision lines will be away from sight.
When Will You Notice Nose Reshaping Results?
It may take as long as a year to notice the final results, but it is important to stay patient and positive. Speak with Dr. Farrell for a specific timeline as to when you may notice the outcome you’re looking for.
Schedule a Nose Reshaping Consultation in Mechanicsburg, PA!
To learn more about rhinoplasty surgery, or to determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure, contact Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today for your personalized appointment. Dial (717) 732-9000 or fill out our appointment request form. Our talented physicians look forward to serving you!
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