What is Rhinoplasty Surgery Like?
Dr. Stein will individualize your rhinoplasty procedure to your unique needs. During a consultation, he will discuss your goals and options with you to determine a treatment plan.
Dr. Stein will perform the surgery under IV sedation or twilight anesthesia. Depending on the type of nose job performed, he will make incisions inside the nostrils or hidden within the creases of the nose. Once the nose heals, there will be no visible scars. Dr. Stein will then manipulate the structure of the nose, reshaping or replacing cartilage for the desired results.
How Long is Recovery After Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to rest and recover in the comfort of your home. You will need to wear a splint for a week after the surgery and can expect swelling, bruising, and soreness. You should be able to return to your normal routine after approximately one week.
It will take a few months for the swelling to fade completely. The results of the nose job will appear within a few weeks, but it takes up to one year for your nose to fully heal into its final shape.
What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can address a variety of concerns. Aesthetic rhinoplasty improves the appearance of the nose, while functional rhinoplasty fixes a breathing problem caused by the nose.
A nose job can:
- Reduce the size of the nose
- Reshape the tip and nostrils
- Sculpt the nose to improve its appearance
- Straighten a deviated septum
- Repair a nose that has been broken
- Improve breathing issues and nose function