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If your eyes are the windows to your soul, your nose is your front door. Since a nose is one of the most prominent features of your face, it’s important that you love the way it works with all of your other features.
A rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a nose job, can help reshape your nose to be the best version it can be. You’ll love the confidence and poise you gain from a rhinoplasty. Let’s take a closer look at the procedure and learn about all the ways it may be the best gift you’ll ever give yourself.
Crafting Your Perfect Silhouette
Before undergoing surgery, you’ll meet with Dr. Ennis to discuss the best technique for an amazing outcome. There are two conventional approaches to rhinoplasty that your doctor will use during surgery:
1. Open Rhinoplasty
With this rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon creates an inverted V-shape incision along the middle column of your nose, in the area that separates your two nostrils. You’ll also have incisions on the inside of the nostrils. Once all incisions are complete, your doctor will lift the skin, cartilage and bone and begin working with the tissues beneath. He will sculpt and reshape your nose to perfection. You may need implants, grafts or cartilage if you need to build up the tissue to get a certain nose shape. Once the work is complete, your surgeon will re-drape the skin and secure them with very fine stitches. A nose splint will help support your nose while it heals.
2. Closed Rhinoplasty
A closed rhinoplasty is similar to an open rhinoplasty except there are no incisions made on the outside of the nose. The best part about that is that there will be no visible scarring.
Though you’re probably hoping the least amount of scarring as possible, you may need to have an open procedure to get your desired results, especially if you are looking for a major change. If this sounds like you, don’t worry at all. Dr. Ennis is skilled at creating the least amount of scarring possible.
To consider a rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll want your nose to be fully formed. That means females will want to wait until you’re 16 and 18 years of age if you’re a male. If surgery is performed before this, the nose shape may change causing you to need surgery all over again. If your nose has stopped developing, rhinoplasty surgery can help change the following:
- Size of the nose compared to other facial structures
- Nose width at the bridge
- Remove visible humps or depressions from the bridge
- Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping or upturned
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Asymmetry and deviation of the nose
About the Rhinoplasty Procedure
Before your surgery, you’ll meet with Dr. Ennis to discuss the details of your rhinoplasty. A typical rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient surgery, meaning you’ll most likely get to go home the very same day.
The surgery will take around 1 to 2 hours. You’ll be given general or local anesthesia depending on your exact needs. Our board-certified anesthesiologist will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable with all the details of your anesthesia and that you’re monitored and cared for during your procedure.
Once your signature nose is crafted, Dr. Ennis will place a splint on your nose to help it keep the new shape. Soft, super absorbent packaging will help your nose remain stable and help reduce any bleeding after the surgery. You’ll usually have these in place for about a week after surgery.
Don’t be alarmed if you have some puffiness or bruising around your eyes and nose after surgery. This is totally normal and could last for several days. You’ll notice a reduction in the swelling and bruising after a two week period.
While you’re healing, it’s important to avoid any strenuous activity while your nose heals. While you rest and recover, your new nose will slowly come into focus. Once you get the bandages off and the swelling subsides, you’ll be able to get a great look at your end result.
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Rhinoplasty for Deviated Septum
Though some people consider having a rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, others need a rhinoplasty for medical reasons. Rhinoplasty may be a great option if you’re having trouble breathing or if you’ve had a nose injury.
Your nasal septum is made of bone and cartilage. It separates the two sides of the airway passage in your nasal cavity. When the septum does not align properly, it can block the flow of air through the nasal passage causing trouble breathing.
If your nose has a crooked or external appearance, you may have a deviated septum. A deviated septum is sometimes the cause of nose compression during birth or may have happened during a traumatic event such as a sports injury or if you’ve had a broken nose. Whatever the reason, a deviated septum can be horrible to deal with. Symptoms can include:
Poor sinus drainage
Difficulty handling allergies and contributes to allergies
Fixing a deviated septum can greatly enhance your quality of life.
The outcomes of a nose job can be minor or more drastic, depending on what type of correction you are looking for. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. For this reason, you will work closely with your surgeon to determine the best ways to address your concerns and get you the results you want. If you have realistic expectations and you share those expectations with your surgeon, you will be more likely to get your desired results. The results of a nose job are permanent*, though subsequent injury can alter the nose shape.
A nose job should only be performed on a fully developed nose to ensure complete development and growth. For females, this typically occurs by age 16 and for males this typically occurs by age 18. If surgery is done prior to this, further development and aging can change and alter the surgical outcomes.
Meet Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ennis
Dr. L. Scott Ennis at Boca Plastic Surgery is a true body artist. He knows it’s important to work with you to achieve the look you want. Dr. Ennis is highly-renowned and has been named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, one of the Ten Best plastic Surgeons in Florida based on patient reviews and Realself’s Top 100 cosmetic surgeons in the country. Dr. Ennis and the Ennis Plastic Surgery team are ready to listen to any questions you might have about your rhinoplasty procedure.