Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job,” is a type of plastic surgery. This procedure can improve the structure and appearance of your nose. People decide to invest in a rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. Some examples are to feel more confident in their appearance, or to fix broken bones in their nose. Dr. Kurtis Martin at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery has more than 26 years of plastic surgery experience. He provides excellent rhinoplasty surgery services. Further, he works hard to create results that look natural. If you are wondering whether a rhinoplasty is the right decision for you, the following article will explain exactly what to expect during the process.
Before beginning the process, you will first have a meeting with Dr. Martin. He will look at and analyze your nose and determine whether the surgery is the best option for you. If it is, then he will explain the process, the exact surgical techniques, and the costs. He will also explain everything you need to know about recovery.
Most rhinoplasty surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia in an outpatient clinic. The length of the surgery will depend on how much work is done on your nose. Many patients are allowed to go home the day of their surgery.
After surgery you will probably feel a little groggy and tired from the surgery and pain medication. This generally goes away in about a day. You will likely have bruising under your eyes if Dr. Martin broke any nasal bones during surgery, as well as swelling in your face. Bruising goes away in about one to three weeks. You will usually have to wear a splint on your nose for the first five days after your surgery and then around day five you will get the splint and your stitches removed at Dr. Martin’s office. Icing under your eyes and around your cheeks can help reduce swelling and pain.
Long-Term Recovery and Results
Healing itself doesn’t take long but swelling of the nose, especially the nasal tip may take 6-12 months to resolve. One of the most challenging parts of rhinoplasty is staying patient while you wait to see your final results. Overall, rhinoplasty recovery is generally not very painful and after the first five days, recovery becomes a smooth process.
Cincinnati Plastic Surgery specializes in plastic surgery. Board-certified with more than 26 years of experience, Dr. Martin is widely respected and offers his patients the highest level of skill for plastic surgery in the Cincinnati and Greater Ohio area. Renowned for his natural, long-lasting results, Dr. Martin understands that plastic surgery is an art and a science that should bring out your individual beauty and increase your confidence. His friendliness and experience will provide you with a great experience. To learn more about how our services can benefit you, contact Dr. Martin at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.