Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is a cosmetic procedure to alter the structure of the nose. This procedure can be performed either for aesthetics, nose functionality, or both.
A rhinoplasty procedure can help improve facial harmony and balance by adjusting the proportions of the nose to the rest of your face. It may also be used to correct impaired breathing due to problems with the structure of the nose.
A rhinoplasty procedure can help alter:
* Nose size relative to the rest of the face
* Nose profile with bridge depression or visible humps
* Nasal width or the position and size of nostrils
* Enlarged nasal tip or one that is drooping, bulbous, or hooked
* Nasal asymmetry
* Overly large, upturned, or wide nostrils
If your wish is to have a nose that is more symmetrical, you should realize that all faces are asymmetric to some degree. Your rhinoplasty results might not be perfectly symmetric, even though you seek correct proportion and facial balance.
The details of each rhinoplasty surgery vary from patient to patient, since each individual is unique. With that being said, rhinoplasty begins with the patient being made comfortable through some form of anesthesia, which will be discussed in greater detail during your consultation. Once you have been made comfortable, our surgeon can go in and reshape your nose as needed. Some tissue may be removed, or it may simply be reshaped in a way that achieves the desired contours.
You can expect the results of your rhinoplasty to last a long time. After a few weeks, your initial swelling should have subsided. As this process unfolds, you will likely observe gradual changes in your nose’s appearance as it adopts a more settled look.
You should also realize that as your body grows older, it is normal to notice some gradual changes to your nose. However, the bulk of the changes can be expected to become relatively permanent.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for rhinoplasty is to schedule a consultation at Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery. During this initial meeting at our office in McAllen, you can learn more about the procedure, including how it can benefit you specifically. With one simple procedure, you may have increased self-confidence and a better quality of life. Contact us today to book an appointment!