Many people are insecure about the appearance of their nose, or its proportion relative to the rest of their face. If you are seeking a way to reshape or resize your nose, rhinoplasty can help you feel confident about your overall appearance.
In some cases, rhinoplasty can help a patient’s breathing function by correcting blockage of the nasal airway passages. Nose surgery can also be beneficial for drooping and weakened cartilage.
Keep in mind that rhinoplasty may not fully correct natural asymmetry, prevent further aging or create a “perfect” nose.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia or I.V. sedation, and patients usually go home the day of surgery; however, it is not uncommon to stay for overnight recovery. Most patients can resume normal activity and light exercise one to two weeks after surgery. Bruises typically clear up within three weeks of the procedure, while swelling reduces within two months.
To determine whether or not rhinoplasty is the right procedure for you, schedule a consultation with one of MultiCare Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeons. During your visit, your doctor will speak with you about your appearance and why you’re interested in nose surgery.
Before discussing your options, your plastic surgeon will ask about the goals you have for your appearance and assess your medical history. Bring a list of medications, supplements and vitamins you take, and have a list prepared of the questions or concerns you may have. Being open with our specialists is key to a safe and successful rhinoplasty procedure.
*A $75 consultation fee will be charged and applied towards the total cost of surgery if the procedure is elected.