Your Arlington nose job may have several components, including correcting your deviated septum, removing the bump on your nose, refining your nasal tip, making your nose less wide with a nasal in-fracture, making your nasal tip profile less prominent, or making the nostrils of your nose flare out less. What kind of pain would you expect from all or some of these procedures?
The most pain you will feel is from any potential bony work, specifically if the bony part of your nose needs to be made more narrow. If your nose job requires your plastic surgeon to break your nose, and then make it more narrow, then this will hurt the most. Even though your nasal bones are very thin, breaking your nasal bones will probably cause bruising under your eyelid areas and around your cheeks, as well as significant pain right after your rhinoplasty surgery.
Cost of Rhinoplasty
To look at television or read the latest magazines, you would think that plastic nose job surgery is as common as taking your shirts in to be dry cleaned. It almost seems as if everyone is having some sort of plastic surgery these days. And the makeover shows that cover the airways validate this position. When people don't like something about their faces or their bodies a visit to a plastic surgeon can erase the flaw.
One of the most common procedures - Rhinoplasty, or plastic nose job surgery - can probably attribute its popularity to just how much it changes the look of the face. For someone whose nose has dominated their features for most of their life, plastic nose job surgery can mean a whole new appearance. It can be a powerful experience.
Plastic nose job surgery, however - just like any elective surgeries - should not be entered into lightly. Surgery, of any kind, can be risky so it's important you've accurately weighed the risks against the rewards. Be sure that you're doing the surgery for the right reasons; to make yourself happy, not someone else. When you're confident that you want to proceed with plastic nose job surgery then it's time to find the appropriate doctor.
Plastic surgeons have offices in every city and town across the country. This does not mean that they are all equally skilled or reputable. Do your homework when it comes to the doctor performing your plastic nose job surgery. Get referrals from other medical professionals whom you trust; get recommendations from people who have been through a plastic nose job surgery; and thoroughly check the credentials of each and every doctor you are considering. Never make a decision about plastic nose job surgery based on cost alone. Having paid an inexpensive price for surgery will mean little if you have problems afterwards.
Once you've found the plastic surgeon that has the experience, the reputation, and, most importantly, makes you feel comfortable and well-informed, you will have several pre-surgical consultations. At this time, the surgeon will assess your nose and you will make a determination together about how you want to proceed. Plastic nose job surgery should bring you the results you and your doctor envisioned together.
Once your plastic nose job surgery is complete you will have some recovery time; swelling, bruising, and some bleeding are not uncommon. Be sure to implicitly follow the instructions from your surgeon's office regarding activity levels following surgery. You may feel great a couple of days later but that doesn't mean you should be running marathons. Premature activity will only serve to complicate your healing.
With the proper amount of research and a reputable, skilled surgeon, you will finally have the nose you should have been born with - through plastic nose job surgery.
Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures
There are many reasons that people choose to undergo rhinoplasty. For instance, people consider nose jobs to reshape their nose - whether reducing the size, or adding size to it - and to repair damage caused by trauma. Yet, in general, there are four common types of rhinoplasty: Reduction, augmentation, ethnic and post-traumatic rhinoplasties.
Do you know which type you're considering? You likely have a general idea of what you would like to accomplish with nasal surgery. But understanding the different types will help you weigh your options. Here's a quick look at the four most common types:
1. Reduction Rhinoplasty
The majority of patients seeking rhinoplasty want to decrease the size of their nose, whether the length of the bridge, the size of the tip, or the width of the bridge. Most commonly reduction rhinoplasty addresses bumps on the bridge of the nose, as well as decreasing the width of the nasal bridge. When your goal is to reduce specific areas of the nose, you will first meet with your rhinoplasty surgeon to discuss your options. Then, your surgeon will develop a surgical plan that's designed to meet your expectations.
2. Augmentation Rhinoplasty
Another common reason patients seek a nose job is to increase dimensions of the nose. For example, a patient may opt for this type of procedure to widen the bridge of the nose, or to increase the projection of the tip. Augmentation is usually required when the nose has underdeveloped congenitally, or when injury has caused underdevelopment. Typically, cartilage from the nose can be used to build up the nasal structure, yet sometimes cartilage must be grafted.
3. Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a term that's widely used to describe a nose job that specific population groups undergo to revise their natural nasal profile. For example, some Far Eastern and Afro-Cuban populations seek a nose job to adjust a softer nasal contour, a wider bridge, or a narrower bridge of the nose, which may be a common genetic trait shared by the population. This requires precision and skill to properly balance the nose to achieve natural-looking facial symmetry, and it's best to find a surgeon with advanced training and specialization in ethnic rhinoplasty.
4. Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty
The nose is one of the most commonly broken bones, and following an injury to the nose, the resulting damage to the cartilage and bones can alter one's appearance. Rhinoplasty is commonly performed to repair damage caused by traumatic injury. In many cases, a nose job isn't required, as the nose can be set non-surgically up to a week following the injury. Yet, if the nose isn't set quickly enough, surgery is often the only option for reversing the damage. One reason: Bleeding caused by trauma can cause clotting within the nose, which can kill the cartilage. This loss of cartilage can cause deformation - a condition that's sometimes called "boxer nose," which requires surgery to repair.
Recovering From Rhinoplasty Surgery