Posts for: September, 2017
Rhinoplasty, also called a “nose job” is a very common surgical procedure to correct structural issues and to provide a more cosmetically appealing shape for your nose. If you’ve been wondering if rhinoplasty can help you, your facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery are here to help you sort it out. They have two convenient office locations in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC.
There are many medical reasons why you should consider rhinoplasty. Some of the more common medical problems which lead to rhinoplasty include:
- A narrow, twisted nose
- Small, weak nostrils
- Septal deviation
- Narrow nasal passages
Any of these issues can lead to breathing problems, which can affect your overall health. Medical issues are just one of the reasons why people choose rhinoplasty. Aesthetics is another common reason for rhinoplasty. If you don’t like the look of your nose, you can cosmetically improve the look of your nose by:
- Changing the size of your nose
- Changing the angle of your nose
- Straightening the bridge of your nose
- Recontouring the tip of your nose
- Narrowing your nostrils
The rhinoplasty procedure is usually completed in an operating room using general anesthesia or IV sedation. Typically the procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours. During the procedure, your facial plastic surgeon will reshape the bone or cartilage or may add cartilage or bone to change the shape of your nose.
After the procedure, you may experience slight swelling and bruising near your eyes and over your nose. Your facial plastic surgeons may have you wear an internal or external nasal splint to cushion the surgical area.
If you are wondering whether you should consider rhinoplasty, partner with the experts. Call your facial plastic surgeons at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery with offices in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC.