Nose surgery is one of the cosmetic procedures that can most greatly improve your overall appearance. It is appropriate for adults, as well as teens, as long as they are about 16 years old and their facial growth is complete. Our patients choose rhinoplasty for their own personal reasons that often include:
- Problems with surgical placement or implant position
- Problems with the patient’s tissue characteristics
- Problems with the implants themselves
Complementing another facial sculpting procedure, such as eyelid surgery or a face lift:
Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient surgery while you are under local or general anesthesia. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours, although more complicated procedures can take longer to complete. Most incisions are concealed inside the nose or along its natural creases, eventually leaving no noticeable evidence of the surgery.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your surgeon about anything you don’t understand.