When the current shape and size of your nose doesn’t suit your face, you may be self-conscious about your appearance. Rhinoplasty is the medical name of the procedure known colloquially as a “nose job.” Dr. Jeffrey Jumaily and Dr. Robert Ruder of The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, California, can reduce or increase the size of your nose or even change its shape altogether. Call or click today to book a consultation to learn what rhinoplasty can do for you.
Also called a nose job or nose reshaping, rhinoplasty isn’t strictly a cosmetic procedure. It can also be done for various medical reasons, such as in the case of a deviated septum or other breathing obstruction.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty usually focuses on bone and cartilage tissue, either removing or supplementing it to decrease or increase nose size, as well as to correct flaws such as bumps or the angle at which the nose sits above the lip. The ultimate goal of surgery is to bring your nose into proportion with the rest of your face.
For the sake of appearance, incisions and tissue removal are done through the inside of the nose, so scars and signs of the surgery aren’t visible externally. A nose reduction procedure removes tissue, while an enhancement adds either synthetic filler material or tissue drawn from somewhere else on your body.
After Dr. Jumaily or Dr. Ruder reshapes the bone and cartilage of your nose, the outer skin is draped over its new profile. A splint keeps all the components in place during the early stages of recovery, supporting the new shape of your nose.
The splint and bandaging on your nose typically remain in place for about a week after the procedure. The area around your nose and eyes will likely be swollen and bruised for several days, though it’s normal for some level of bruising to persist up to 14 days. Cold compresses and pain medication make this easier to endure.
Your mobility should be restricted for several days after your rhinoplasty, with your head elevated whenever possible. It may be several weeks before you return to your normal routine to the point you can perform strenuous activity without risking damage to the surgical work.
When your rhinoplasty is for cosmetic reasons, you’ll probably see the results you desire once the swelling and bruising subside. Your surgeon from The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute will discuss your expectations during your consultation so that you have a realistic idea of what to expect from the rhinoplasty procedure.