The Basics of a Nose Job

A nose job (also called a rhinoplasty) is a surgery performed on the nose to change its shape or often times simply to improve its function. There are many medical reasons for getting a rhinoplasty done. It is often done to correct breathing problems related to the nose or correct abnormalities such as a deviated septum caused by trauma or birth defects. It is also often done for cosmetic reasons, which will change the nose’s shape and appearance.

If you live in the Newport Beach area and are thinking about getting a nose job, set up an appointment with our office today. When we meet with potential clients who are interested in a rhinoplasty, we talk about your goals and identify what bothers you about your nose and how you would like to change it.

Although we get pretty darn close, keep in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect nose.  Rhinoplasty however can easily enhance facial features and emphasize your unique, individual beauty.  First we will evaluate the structures of your nose and other facial features.  After this evaluation, we can determine what options we have available. Your overall health will be discussed along with the risks, recovery time, and costs involved when getting a rhinoplasty in Newport Beach.

Rhinoplasties are typically done as an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight stay. You’ll get either general or local anaesthesia depending on how much is being done to your nose.  You’ll be completely asleep with general anaesthesia. With local anaesthesia, you’ll only be sedated but your nose will be numbed so you won’t feel any of the pain.

After the surgery you’ll need to wear a nasal splint for the first week. Don’t be surprised if there is some swelling and bruising around the eyes.  A lot of the swelling and bruising will look better after 3 days but final results of your rhinoplasty will not be fully complete until a few months. We always advise our Newport Beach plastic surgery clients to avoid strenuous activity for three to six weeks after surgery. Most clients return to social activities as soon as within two to three weeks without any recognizable signs that a procedure done…except a beautiful new nose!