WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by deviations of the nose which may include the midline portion (septum) or the bones themselves.
Rhinoplasty can change:
- Nose size in relation to overall proportions of the face
- Nose profiles with noticeable bumps or depressions
- Nose width at the bridge
- Nasal tip
- Nasal Asymmetry
DURING AND AFTER YOUR SURGERY
Anaesthesia Type: General (patients are asleep)
Duration of Surgery: 2-3 hrs
In/Outpatient: Patients go home the same day and are seen by Dr. Matic in 7 days for cast and suture removal
Length of Recovery and Return to Work: Patients are usually off work or school for about a week, some may need 10-14 days. The nose is generally healed by 6 weeks and this is enough to return to normal activity including sports
Final Results: Swelling, especially in the tip, can take a long time to resolve so final result is generally said to be one year from the surgery but at 3 months things look very close to final result
Post-Operative Medication: Pain killers and antibiotics are given
Pricing: Depends on the extent and/or type of procedure