A nose is a nose is a nose…well, that’s not exactly how that goes, but more men and women are seeking rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. In fact, rhinoplasty – plastic surgery done on the nose – is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures. Rhinoplasty can enhance facial harmony and correct the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose such as a deviated septum.
Whatever your reason for a nose-reshaping procedure, we encourage you to get to know the basics of rhinoplasty so that you can make an informed decision prior to surgery.
Before considering any cosmetic surgery, you should ask yourself “what are my expectations?”
Perfection is a tricky thing. The most skilled plastic surgeon cannot guarantee absolute perfection following surgery. Rhinoplasty is one of the most delicate procedures in plastic surgery making the choice of your plastic surgeon a crucial one.
Dr. Thompson is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty.
His knowledge, skill and experience all play a significant role in the success of your procedure.
Keep in mind that a nose that may appear cute on your neighbor, friend or a celebrity may not look cute on you. Each person’s nasal profile is unique, just as each person is unique.
Discussing your expectations with Dr. Thompson is essential.
A good prognosis from rhinoplasty is a combination of surgical skill, your general health, firm nasal cartilage, a well-proportioned nasal skeleton, a good healing response and your adherence to post-surgery instructions.
How you heal can influence the rate at which you recover from the procedure. Genetics, sleeping habits and lifestyle choices such as drinking, smoking all contribute to your healing.
The desired outcome from your rhinoplasty will not be immediate. Bruising and swelling at the surgical site may be disappointing at first but will fade. Patience is a virtue at this time! Be gentle with yourself and give yourself time to completely heal.
Call for a consultation and let Dr. Thompson help you come up with a personalized rhinoplasty plan!