Our nose is one of the most defining characteristics of our face. Many people seek rhinoplasty to correct what they see as flaws in the appearance of their nose, or they may seek a nose job for a non-cosmetic reason such as to correct a deviated septum. Regardless of the reason you seek closed rhinoplasty, a highly trained cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Rai at the Cosmetic Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas, can explain to you what changes and improvements rhinoplasty can make in the form and function of your nose.
For decades, it was believed that nose jobs were a luxury that only the rich and famous could afford. Rhinoplasty was typically reserved for the Hollywood stars who thought they had to have a perfect face to land that big screen starring role. That is no longer the case.
Males and females of all ages, socioeconomic status and demographic groups are having rhinoplasty performed for a variety of reasons. Teenagers, soccer moms, senior citizens and professional athletes are just some of the people who are getting nose jobs to correct those flaws they think take away from the overall attractiveness of their face.
Dr. Rai’s outpatient nose reshaping procedures are designed to achieve proper facial balance and are performed in the convenience and privacy of his in-office surgical suite. Dr. Rai uses the closed rhinoplasty technique as he knows there is less likelihood of scarring and more likelihood that your new and improved nose will look like it belongs to you and not someone else!
What Can Be Corrected?
Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions confined to the inside of your nose. Swelling improves soon and recovery is fast. Closed rhinoplasty differs from “open” in that it somewhat limits your surgeon’s ability to see the inside of your nose. Some of the changes that closed rhinoplasty can make include:
- Changes to the tip of the nose. Cartilage can be excised at the tip, and a low tip of the nose can be raised by adding cartilage to support the tip.
- Changes to the dorsal bone. The hump of the bridge can be corrected by removing excess cartilage and bone.
- Wide bony portion of the nose. This can be corrected by breaking the bones of the nose and repositioning them inward.
- Wide base of the nose. This can be corrected by removing tissue at the base of the nose and the nostrils can be moved closer together.
- Nostrils too wide. This can be corrected by removing small wedges of skin from their base and bringing them closer together.
- Angle between nose and lip. This can be corrected by trimming the septum.
During recovery, your nose may appear asymmetrical, crooked, swollen, bruised, numb, and it may be painful.
Immediately after surgery, a splint is applied to the nose to maintain its new shape. Nasal packs or soft plastic splints may also be placed in the nostrils to stabilize the septum. Dr. Rai may also suggest you place ice packs over your eyes for a couple of days to minimize swelling. Pain medication may be prescribed. Dr. Rai will remove your splint at your post-operative visit.
You will be advised to avoid most physical activity, especially that which causes you discomfort. Any strenuous activity or exercise that could result in a nose injury should be avoided for almost two months, and you’ll want to avoid bending over.
Normally, closed rhinoplasty is a permanent surgery, and your nose will change just slightly with the normal aging process.
If you would like to learn more about how rhinoplasty can improve the look and function of your nose, please contact Dr. Rai at the Cosmetic Surgical Center servomg Dallas, Texas today to schedule your initial nose job consultation.
“I love my nose. Go for it if it makes you feel better about yourself.”