Rhinoplasty / Nose Job
The nose is such a prominent facial feature that it can alter the look of your entire face. If you aren’t happy with your nose or if you have suffered an injury that has changed its look, rhinoplasty is the answer. Nose surgery or a “nose job” can reshape, reduce, or enhance your nose so that it is symmetrical and in proper proportion with your other features.
Rhinoplasty can correct a hump or crooked nose, a long nose, a wide nose, or large nostrils, and it can change the angle between the mouth and nose.
Dr. Small has advanced 3 D photography in the office to allow you to see and discuss the look you desire and get a better understanding of what the result will look like with simulations!
Dr. Small has performed countless rhinoplasty procedures on patients of varying ages and can correct breathing problems as well, such as a deviated septum or turbinate reduction.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
You will be under general anesthesia during your nose reshaping surgery. The majority of nose surgeries last approximately two hours.
There are two basic approaches to nose surgery. In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made inside the nose with dissolvable sutures. In an open rhinoplasty, the incision is on the outside between the nostrils, but the scar is on the underside of the nose where it is not noticeable. The technique used will depend on what is required to accomplish the look you want.
If your nostrils are too large or if any other area needs to be built up, Dr. Small might use a technique called cartilage grafting. The cartilage is removed from the inside of the nose or sometimes from the ear.
Recovering from Nose Surgery
Recovering from rhinoplasty takes 7-14 days in most cases. You will feel a bit sore and have some swelling, numbness, and bruising after your surgery. You may also experience stuffiness and slight bleeding.
Your nose will be bandaged, and you might need to wear a splint for a short time to help your nose hold its new shape while it heals. Packing of the nose isn’t usually necessary.
Dr. Small will keep a close watch on your progress and give you full instructions for your recovery period. You will also need to sleep on your back for a couple of weeks, and you will have to avoid wearing eyeglasses for a short time. You can wear contact lenses, however.
You will look better pretty quickly, but a rhinoplasty can take a full year to “settle” into its final result.
Complementary Procedures with Rhinoplasty
Many people get chin augmentation to complement a rhinoplasty. These procedures help to create facial harmony and are popular with both men and women. For men, creating a stronger or shorter nose, along with a stronger jawline, is often the objective. Women sometimes wish to have a more petite nose and less pointy chin.
Contact Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A. and Laser Center today to find out more about how a rhinoplasty can improve the look of your nose. At our Toms River and Manahawkin locations, we serve patients from all over the New Jersey Shore and beyond, including Stafford Township, Barnegat, Lacey, Berkeley, Dover Township, Brick, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Jackson, Howell, Wall, Freehold, Manalapan, and Point Pleasant.