Wanting an enhanced or improved nose is a common aesthetic goal. In fact, nose reshaping is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures, and undergoing rhinoplasty can be an effective way to boost your self-confidence. Rhinoplasty is one of the many treatment options available at AM Facial Plastics. Here is how nose surgery can increase your self-confidence and help you feel like the best version of yourself.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
More commonly known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery that focuses on improving the appearance of the nose or correcting certain abnormalities that can complicate breathing. In most cases, we perform rhinoplasty surgery for aesthetic reasons, including the following:
- Enlarged nostrils
- Prominent bridge bump
- Elongated nasal tip
- Wide bridge
- Downturned nasal tip
In other instances, nose surgery aims to correct a deviated septum that causes sleep-disordered breathing. Revision rhinoplasty is another option, which is a nasal surgery that can correct a previous rhinoplasty. Regardless of the reason, nose augmentation is a great way to enhance your self-confidence and improve your quality of life.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
Rhinoplasty surgery can be either closed or open in nature. Closed rhinoplasty is performed entirely from the inside of the nasal passage, with no external incisions. During a closed rhinoplasty, we make small incisions inside the nostril in order to access the internal bones and cartilage of the nose.
In contrast, we perform open rhinoplasty on the outside of the nasal structure. During an open nose job, we create tiny incisions on the outside of the nose to allow access to the bones and cartilage that make up the nasal structure. From there, we can complete any nose reshaping to create a more flattering appearance.
Boosting Self-Confidence: Exploring the Benefits of Rhinoplasty
One of the primary benefits of rhinoplasty is the enhanced self-confidence it can provide. Once you address your nasal abnormalities or concerns, you might feel more comfortable in your own skin or like your appearance matches your true essence. Rhinoplasty can increase your confidence by taking care of these key concerns:
Sloped Nasal Bridge
A common issue we can address with nose surgery is an enlarged bump on the bridge. This happens as the result of having excess bone along the bridge that protrudes upwards and outwards. During a rhinoplasty, we can shave this bone down to create more of a sloped nasal bridge.
Another cause for concern is asymmetry of the nose. Your nose may veer off in one direction, or you might have excess cartilage on one side. Our rhinoplasty specialists can amend your cartilage and nasal bones to create a symmetrical shape.
Elevated Nasal Tip
Some people have a downturned nasal tip due to excess cartilage or bone in the area. When you choose rhinoplasty surgery, we can remove excess tissue and reshape the cartilage to create an elevated nasal tip.
Many people seek rhinoplasty because they feel that their nostrils are too large in size. If you want to have smaller nostrils that are a better fit for your nasal structure, rhinoplasty is often the best solution. During a rhinoplasty, we can alter the cartilage to close the nostrils in more and create a smaller shape.
Does your snoring or loud breathing during sleep disturb others and keep them awake? Not only can sleep-disordered breathing disrupt your sleep and that of others, but it can also be a serious health concern. Some cases of sleep-disordered breathing are due to a deviated septum. If this is the case, we can use nose surgery to realign your septum and correct these breathing issues.
Common Questions About Rhinoplasty
Do you think rhinoplasty could be right for you? Take a look at these frequently asked questions to learn more about the rhinoplasty process:
Should I Get a Revision Rhinoplasty?
If you had a previous rhinoplasty that resulted in asymmetry, misaligned bone, or poorly amended cartilage, you may be eligible for revision rhinoplasty. The only way to confirm that this is the right course of action is by having a consultation with our rhinoplasty specialists.
How Long Does Nose Augmentation Take?
The exact length of a nose job can vary depending on the circumstances, but most rhinoplasty surgeries fall somewhere between two and three hours.
What Is Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?
After a rhinoplasty, you will be able to return home the same day or the very next morning. Your discharge time depends on your unique circumstances and any underlying concerns you may have.
You will be sent home with secure bandaging over your nose. You may also have a small splint in place to support any bone that has been adjusted. We will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to help you recover quickly, so you can begin enjoying your results.
When Will I See Results?
It will take several weeks to months to see the final result of your rhinoplasty. It can take about four weeks for your initial healing to take place and then about two more weeks for the cartilage and other tissues to settle into their new position. Once these tissues heal, you can see the final result of your treatment.
Increase Your Confidence Today with Rhinoplasty
Correcting your nasal concerns can enhance your self-confidence and help you feel like the best version of yourself. At AM Facial Plastics, we provide rhinoplasty surgery to clients throughout Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding cities. Schedule a consultation appointment with us to get started on your confidence journey today.