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    Nose Surgery

    The structure of the nose can be improved for those people who are dissatisfied with the shape and size of their nose. Nasal reconstruction was one of the first cosmetic procedures ever developed and is among those most frequently performed today. Nose surgery, or Rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which deformities of the nose are corrected by removing, rearranging or reshaping bone or cartilage.

    Why Choose Rhinoplasty?

    Common reasons for choosing rhinoplasty include reducing the size of the nose, removal of bumps as well as improving the angle of a nose. Conditions may be natural or due to external trauma to the face. This operation will also help patients who have difficulty breathing. The operation can be performed on all age groups, including teens and seniors.

    Before surgery, a medical history along with a careful examination is conducted in order to evaluate your general health. Dr. Casey will discuss your goals and other facial features to provide optimum results. A 3D photographic analysis offers Dr. Casey a detailed imagery of the facial surface and provides a basis for the planning of your surgical procedures and treatments. Pre-operative instructions may include the elimination of certain drugs that contain aspirin in order to minimize the possibility of excess bleeding.

    What Happens During The Rhinoplasty Surgery?

    Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. First, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying skeleton of bone and cartilage. The bone and cartilage are then reshaped and the skin is re-draped over the surface. Patients who have a deviated septum may benefit by correction of this problem at the same time.

    The incisions are placed inside the nose and often a small incision is made on the undersurface of the nose on skin between the nostrils. In cases where the nostrils flare, the surgeon may also need to make an incision at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip to narrow the flared appearance. It is not unusual to combine rhinoplasty with chin augmentation to improve the profile.

    How Long Does It Take To Recover From Rhinoplasty?

    The recovery takes 1 – 2 weeks. Most people resume their normal activities within a week or so. Following surgery, a lightweight splint is applied to maintain the new shape of the nose. Nasal splints may be inserted at the time of surgery to protect the septum. These are removed within a week.

    There is minimal discomfort which may be controlled with a prescribed medication or over-the-counter medicine. Bruising will likely occur around the eyes, but begins to fade within a few days. Discoloration usually disappears in two weeks. Your insurance company may pay for all, or part of the costs associated with your surgery, if it is performed as a result of nasal obstruction. It is recommended that you check with your carrier to determine if there is coverage.

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