Restore facial harmony and improve breathing
Front and center, the nose plays a key role in the aesthetic appeal of the entire face. When the nose is well proportioned and symmetrical, it tends to blend in naturally with a person’s other facial features. A nose that is crooked or too large or small for the face can look out of place, disrupting facial harmony.
If you are bothered by the shape or size of your nose, rhinoplasty can help you get a new nose that looks more refined and proportional to your face, helping improve facial harmony as well as your confidence in your appearance.
- Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
- What can rhinoplasty correct?
- How is rhinoplasty performed?
- What procedures can enhance rhinoplasty?
- When will I notice my results?
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
You may be a candidate for rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) if you feel like your nose is cosmetically unattractive or does not “fit” with other facial features, and/or if you have trouble breathing through your nose. Rhinoplasty may also be indicated for abnormal appearance of the nose as a result of birth defects, injury, or disease.
What can rhinoplasty correct?
Nose reshaping is intended to produce a more attractive and proportional nose. Rhinoplasty can:
- Reduce the size & reshape a nose that is too large for the face
- Reduce the size of a nose bridge that is too wide for the face
- Straighten out a prominent bump on the nose bridge
- Reduce the size of an overly long nasal tip
- Reshape a too-round or bulbous nasal tip
- Restore symmetry to a nose damaged from injury
- Reduce the appearance of very prominent nostrils
- Improve one’s ability to breathe if the septum obstructs normal breathing
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How is nose reshaping surgery performed?
Dr. Movassaghi performs surgery at McKenzie Surgery Center or Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Oregon. Rhinoplasty is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Depending on the corrections to be made, Dr. Movassaghi will employ one of the following surgical techniques”
- Standard or “Closed” Rhinoplasty. Incisions are made inside the nostrils. The nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped to improve the external contour.
- Open Rhinoplasty. Frequently used for difficult or larger noses. Involves one external incision across the columella (strut between the nostrils). Bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped under direct vision.
- Tiplasty. If only the nasal tip is abnormal, it may be corrected with either a standard or external (open) approach.
- Septoplasty. Dr. Movassghi may perform septoplasty during nose surgery to correct a deviated septum and improve breathing.
- Large nostrils may be reduced through tiny incisions at the outer base of the nostrils with either type of rhinoplasty.
What procedures can enhance rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty alone can achieve beautiful results, but in many cases, patients can benefit from having another facial procedure performed at the same time. Combining a chin implant with rhinoplasty is a popular option to restore facial balance more comprehensively, enhancing the improvements. Neck liposuction is another common procedure patients choose to have along with rhinoplasty to add definition to the neckline.
What is recovery like from nose reshaping?
Following your procedure, you will go home with an external cast or splint in place, which is usually removed in 7 to 10 days. The nose may be packed with gauze for 24 to 48 hours. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
The majority of swelling and bruising subsides progressively over 2 to 4 weeks. External sutures (if any) are removed in 4 to 6 days. Internal sutures will dissolve. Patients are typically ready to return to daily activities after about 7 to 10 days, and exercise can gradually be resumed about 3 weeks after surgery, although contact sports should be avoided for a while longer.
When will I notice my results?
Since reshaping the nose involves repositioning cartilage and, in some cases, bone, bruising, and swelling are common, which can initially obscure the results. The majority of any swelling and bruising will dissipate after about 2-3 weeks, at which point most patients feel comfortable going out in public. Others may notice that you look a little different than you used to, but should not notice you have had surgery unless you tell them.
The semi-final result of rhinoplasty is evident in about 3 months, although subtle improvements will continue for up to 1 year after your procedure.
Will insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance if being done for cosmetic reasons. If however, the nasal deformity is due to a recent injury, insurance coverage may be available. Pre-authorization information can be obtained from your insurance company.
Schedule your Eugene rhinoplasty consultation today
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiya Movassaghi has over 20 years of experience performing plastic surgery and specializes in rhinoplasty. To discuss nose reshaping for aesthetic and/or functional concerns, schedule a consultation with us online or call (541) 686-8700.