Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, has always been among the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. Whether performed for medical or cosmetic reasons, The Los Angeles Center for Cosmetic Surgery, located in the Downtown LA area of Los Angeles, CA, are highly-experienced in performing rhinoplasty, with great patient satisfaction.
Rhinoplasty Q & A
What is Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty or "nose job" enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change: Nose size in relation to facial balance, Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils, Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge, Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked, Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned, and Nasal asymmetry. Studies show that when meeting new people for the first time the first facial aesthetic subunit people appreciate is the nose, eyes and teeth. The nasal area can define facial harmony and synchronize the entire facial subunit if positioned proportionally.
A great rhinoplasty result can be shadowed by a patient being unable to fully breathe through the nose or have other functional problems due to an under-appreciation of a potential internal anatomical problem pre-operatively. It is important that any septum, turbinate, or valve issues are recognized early in the pre-operative visit so the surgery can be planned accordingly. No rhinoplasty surgery is the same and each poses difficulties and complexities that should be recognized by your surgeon.
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What Can I Expect After a Rhinoplasty?
Patients go home the same day after surgery and can usually resume normal activity within a week to 10 days. It is important to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least one week after surgery.
Although the initial swelling will go down within a week or so, many patients experience minor swelling—especially in the morning—for the first year after surgery. It takes about a year for the new nasal contours to settle into place but we will schedule regular follow up visits to monitor your progress.