What to Know About a Nose Job
The Art of Rhinoplasty
Being born with a disproportionate nose isn’t uncommon. Many A-list celebrities such as Shia Lebeouf, Tyra Banks, and Paris Hilton are all said to have had rhinoplasty surgeries due to their abnormally shaped noses. But celebrities aren’t the only ones turning to nose-jobs to perfect their appearance. Each year, approximately half a million people reach out to cosmetic surgeons for consultations regarding reconstructive nose surgery. This number will continue to increase as cosmetic surgeons become increasingly advanced with their procedural techniques.
One of the most important things to know about a Rhinoplasty surgery is that every specific procedure is unique. The surgeon carefully decides where to make the initial incision, whether it be in the area between the nostrils, or anywhere on the inside of the nose. If the tip of one’s nose is too large, the surgeon will correctly sculpt the cartilage in this area to make the nose better harmonize with the rest of the face. If any part of one’s nose is abnormally small, the surgeon will add cartilage or soft tissue grafts, thus re-shaping the nose accordingly. Dr. Wallace knows that the angle of one’s nose is just as important as the size, which is why he will sculpt the nasal support structure to make the nose point at the perfect angle towards the upper lip.
After the Procedure
After the surgery, your doctor will monitor you in the post anesthesia recovery area. He will not send you home until you are back to 100%. Most patients do not feel a significant amount of pain after their procedures, but the few who do are sent home with analgesic medications. Some patients will see swelling for the first 2-5 days, and some will have a puffy face. These symptoms are normal, and will not last for more than one week. It is extremely important to follow all of Dr. Wallace post operative instructions, as failure to do so can result in an elongated healing process.
All in all, visual appearance goes hand in hand with personal happiness. Dr. Wallace is not only a master of facial harmony, but can also be the answer to your overall well being. Call us to schedule a consultation today!