How Long Does Rhinoplasty Take?
There are two types of rhinoplasty: open and closed. In an open procedure, an incision is made in the connective tissue between the nostrils, while a closed procedure only requires incisions within the nostrils. Depending on which type of procedure is best for you, your rhinoplasty can take between one and three hours. This outpatient procedure is performed under twilight anesthesia.
Though patients may experience some discomfort and swelling, most people can return to work in approximately one to two weeks when swelling has fully subsided. Additionally, the results of a rhinoplasty are usually permanent, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of your new appearance for many years to come.
Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Anyone who wishes to alter the shape or structure of their nose is a good candidate for rhinoplasty. However, because the nose can continue to develop during the teenage years, the procedure is recommended for adults who have finished developing. As in other cosmetic surgeries, the best candidates are healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations for their rhinoplasty results.
Dr. Stein also offers ethnic rhinoplasty, a type of nose job that can soften the appearance while keeping unique cultural features intact. As ethnic rhinoplasty requires a high level of surgical skill, Dr. Stein’s 26 years of experience make him highly qualified to preserve natural and unique beauty while making the alterations you desire.