If you’re dissatisfied with the size or shape of your nose, it may distract from your overall appearance and make you feel less confident. Rhinoplasty can improve the look and function of your nose so you never have to worry about it again.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape and improve the appearance and function of the nose. It can be used to address various concerns, such as a crooked or misshapen nose, a hump on the bridge of the nose, or a deviated septum. Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing difficulties or correct damage caused by injury.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stein specializes in rhinoplasty and has helped thousands of patients feel more confident in their noses. He performs several types of rhinoplasty procedures, each tailored to the patient’s specific needs.
How Long Do Rhinoplasty Results Last?
One of the benefits of rhinoplasty is that, unlike many cosmetic procedures, the results are permanent. Subtle changes in your face are inevitable as you age, but your nose stays the same for the most part. Rhinoplasty results typically last a lifetime.
Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures
Dr. Stein offers multiple types of nose surgeries depending on your needs. Rhinoplasty is most often categorized as open or closed and functional or cosmetic. Dr. Stein also performs revision rhinoplasty to correct a previous procedure or ethnic rhinoplasty tailored to certain ethnicities.
The difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty is incision location. Open or external rhinoplasty involves an incision between the nostrils, giving the surgeon better access to make more significant changes. Closed rhinoplasty only requires incisions hidden within the nostrils and is best for minor improvements. You can expect long-lasting results regardless of which technique is used.
What is Recovery Like After Nose Surgery?
Recovery after closed rhinoplasty is typically faster and easier than open rhinoplasty. However, Dr. Stein’s experience in this procedure allows him to give you optimal results with minimal downtime, regardless of the technique. Most patients return to work within one to two weeks of open or closed rhinoplasty.
During recovery, you can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in your nose. You’ll need to wear bandages and splints for approximately a week after the procedure, and Dr. Stein will give you detailed aftercare instructions. You can resume exercise after a few weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose or have functional problems such as a deviated septum, you may benefit from rhinoplasty. Dr. Stein can customize this procedure to correct a nose that is crooked, overly large, too wide, and more. Ideal candidates are overall healthy, have realistic expectations, and have a fully developed nose.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in rhinoplasty? If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (919) 261-7099, and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stein Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham, and Southeast NC areas serving patients.