Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose Surgery Article:

Playboy Magazine August 2008

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Rhinoplasty (Augmentation / Reduction)

Alarplasty (Narrowing / Reduction)

Tip Plasty

BEFORE AND AFTER

REVISION AUGMENTATION RHINOPLASTY

 AUGMENTATION RHINOPLASTY

AUGMENTATION  RHINOPLASTY + ALARPLASTY + TIP PLASTY

AUGMENTATION RHINOPLASTY

 AUGMENTATION RHINOPLASTY

Nose Surgery involves reshaping the appearance of your nose by altering the underlying cartilage, bone and/or placing solid implants (Silicone/Gore-Tex/Medpore). The goal is to reshape the nose and tailor it to be in harmony with the rest of the face by either making a large nose smaller, a wide nose thinner, correcting a nasal hump, trimming a flared alae, correcting tip projection or a combination of any of the procedure.

 At Faces and Curves, the procedure usually starts with a comprehensive and individualized approach to Nose surgery, noting the patient’s concern and safety as the top priority. Patients are then evaluated giving emphasis on their present medical conditions. Allergies, bleeding problems and medications taken are to be reviewed and when needed a cardio-pulmonary clearance will be required. Dr. Recasata will then provide you with the information you need for you to decide on the perfect procedure that would match your concern.

What to Expect if You have a Nose Surgery:

Anesthesia:                           Local or Sedation

Location of Operation:        Faces and Curves Surgical Center or Hospital

Length of Surgery:               1-2 hours

Length of Stay:                     Outpatient (Home on the same day)

Discomfort:                           Mild to moderate pain under medication for 2-3 days

Medications/Smoking:       (Aspirin, Vit. E, Gingko Biloba, etc.) Stop at least 10 days prior to surgery

                                                 and resumed  2 weeks thereafter.  Antibiotics may be prescribed

Swelling and bruising:        Will be mostly gone 10-14 days, cold compress will help

Dressing/Bandages:           No bandages, may sometimes require a cast and tape

Removal of Stitches:           4th and/or 7th day

Complications:                      Low risk such as prolonged swelling, bleeding, infection and extrusion of the

                                                  implant  which may require its removal

Return to Work:                    You may do so 5-7 days, appearance is you’re only limiting factor

Exercise:                                May be resumed on the 3rd week

Sun Protection:                     At least 3 months with SPF 15 or higher

Final Result:                           Seen 3-6 months

Average Cost:                       Available upon request