Many feel self-conscious about their nose, thinking that it distracts others from seeing the natural beauty of their eyes, hair, or other facial features. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping or a nose job, enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. The procedure can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
Nose reshaping is performed for both cosmetic as well as functional concerns. When evaluating the nose, Dr. Friedman will take into account the overall size and shape of the face, lips, and chin, as well as assess the internal structures of the nose that affect breathing.
Rhinoplasty can be performed via various approaches. The majority, if not the entirety, of the incisions are placed inside the nose to hide them. The bone and cartilage of the nose is then reshaped to optimize the length, profile, and symmetry. The length of the procedure can vary from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the concerns that need to be addressed, and can be performed under conscious sedation or general anesthesia.
Most patients will feel up to returning to work within 3 to 5 days of surgery. At the time of surgery, a small splint is placed over the nose for protection. This is removed within 7 days of surgery. You will be asked to sleep on your back for a few weeks to avoid injuring the nose. Bruising around the eyes may occur in cases when the nose must be straightened and generally disappears within 2 weeks. No sutures will need to be removed as they all dissolve on their own.
To find out more about our Rhinoplasty service, visit Dr. Friedman’s office locations at 7600 E Camelback Road, Suite #7, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 and 903 East Highway 260, Suite #3, Payson, Arizona 85541, or book an appointment by calling 480-664-0125 today.