Rhinoplasty: Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty: Nose Reshaping

According to online celebrity news, Ashlee Simpson will soon be tying the knot with Evan Ross in a ceremony that is sure to be unlike any other. Clearly a young star who’s accustomed to thinking for herself, Ms. Simpson had nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty) to improve her appearance in 2006. The result? A gorgeous, refined, feminine nose that fits her beautiful face and enhances her overall look.

A beautiful nose can transform your face from ordinary to extraordinary.

A beautiful nose can transform your face from ordinary to extraordinary.

Nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty is among the most common cosmetic procedures to sculpt and refine the nose, including:

  • Reshaping the tip or bridge
  • Narrowing the the nose
  • Shorting the nose
  • Reducing the size of the nostrils
  • Reducing or eliminating a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • Enlarging a nose to balance it with facial features
  • Changing the angle between the nose and upper lip
  • Correcting birth defects or injuries that affect the appearance and function of the nose
  • Correcting a deviated septum to improve breathing

Rhinoplasty can be combined with other facial procedures, including chin implant, brow lift, and / or face lift to create a balanced, even, and beautiful face.

The extent of nose reshaping surgery depends on your desires as well as the complexity of the procedure. For example, some people want to minimize the bump on the bridge of their nose, whereas others might want to reduce the overall size of the nose, reshape it, and correct problems that affect breathing.

Rhinoplasty results can be dramatic or subtle. But skilled plastic surgeons are adept at creating a nose that is balanced with all the facial features. To achieve this goal, they consider the structure of nasal bones and cartilage as well as the shape of the face, skin type, and age when developing a nose-reshaping plan. After examining the nose, chin, and face, the plastic surgeon will take pictures of from many angles. He or she will then show computer images of the face and new nose.

Just as no two faces are alike, no two noses are the same! Rhinoplasty is a highly individual procedure, that requires the expertise of a highly skilled plastic surgeon.

How Long Does Nose Reshaping Take?

Most nose reshaping surgeries take 1 to 2 hours, and patients go home the same day they have the surgery. In most cases, incisions for rhinoplasty are very small and can be hidden inside the nose.

After Nose Surgery

Most patients suggest they experience some discomfort for a day or two after their rhinoplasty. Oral over-the-counter or prescription medications usually help relieve discomfort. Bruising usually lasts about a week. Although most noticeable swelling begins resolving after a week to 10 days, some swelling can last several months. Other people are unlikely to notice the swelling after a couple of weeks, but the final, beautiful results of your rhinoplasty will show after all the swelling has gone away.

About 10 days after your nose surgery, you should be able to return to normal activities such as work or school. Your surgeon will encourage you to avoid strenuous activities for approximately 4 or more weeks to help protect your nose while it is healing.

Once your nose has healed completely, you will enjoy the permanent effects of beautifully sculpted nose that is balanced with your face for an overall polished, sophisticated look.

Although most people have outstanding results with one surgery to reshape the nose, some people with more complex nasal concerns might need a second surgery to achieve a desired outcome.

If your nose surgery corrects breathing problems, insurance may cover the procedure.