Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Also referred to nose surgery, rhinoplasty is a commonly practiced plastic surgery procedure. This surgery involves reshaping the nose for aesthetic purposes or to correct breathing issues.

Benefits

Patients who benefit from rhinoplasty are unhappy about the proportion of their nose to the rest of their facial features. Perfection is difficult to achieve, but there are many conditions that nose surgery can address.

Conditions Rhinoplasty Treats:

  • Nasal hump
  • Tip irregularities
  • Asymmetry
  • Flared or wide nostrils
  • Disproportionate to facial features
  • Injuries

In addition to the visibly pleasing outcome that rhinoplasty can create, this procedure can also correct breathing issues or deformities that occur at birth. The best candidates for nose surgery at those have reached full development of the nasal bone. It is not recommended that children under the age of 14 be considered for rhinoplasty.

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Before and After rhinoplasty in Fairfield County

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Your Rhinoplasty with Dr. Margoles

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that begins with making incisions in the nostrils or across the base of the nose. The skin is separated from the cartilage and bone. Specialized tools help Dr. Margoles to reshape your nose and close the incision with sutures. Nasal dressing or a splint will be inserted to help in maintaining the structure and integrity of your newly constructed nose.

What to Expect After Rhinoplasty

Recovery times will vary, but you can expect your nose to ache and your face to feel puffy during the first 24 hours. Bleeding may occur within the first days following surgery. Bruising and swelling are most prominent by the third day after surgery, but will slowly fade and flatten within two weeks. Your nose should be protected from impact and sun exposure for several months. Scheduling post-surgery visits are essential to monitor your recovery and remove any nasal packing or splints to may have been inserted.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Chart

Preoperative

Patient's preoperative testing is reviewed. Patient will have filled prescriptions for pain medications and antibiotic. Meet with Dr. Margoles, our anesthesiologist and nurses.

Day of Surgery

A rhinoplasty takes between 90 and 120 minutes. Patient receives an intravenous antibiotic prior to beginning procedure.

Recovery Room

Approximately 1 hour - you must be sent home with a responsible adult who should plan on spending the night with you.

After Surgery

Patients are sent home. Patients should be ambulating to go to the bathroom but limited to walking around the house. The head should be kept elevated on several pillows.

Postoperative Visit #1

Typically 5-7 days after surgery. Incisions are checked. Sutures are trimmed if needed. Nasal spint is removed. Most patients are able to return to a desk job if needed - usually depending on how much bruising is present.

Postoperative Visit #2

Usually about three weeks after surgery. Able to begin light walking on treadmill.

Postoperative Visit #3

Patient's are typically seen 3-4 months after surgery and then yearly.

Postoperative Visit #4

Patients are seen 9-12 months after surgery for postoperative photographs.

Contact us to Learn More About Rhinoplasty in Fairfield County

Wanting to take the next step in scheduling your rhinoplasty procedure? Dr. Margoles helps many patients from all over Fairfield County including Stamford and Greenwich. Dr. Margoles is also a renowned Fairfield County breast augmentation and liposuction surgeon. Contact our office today by calling (203)869-2939 to schedule your consultation.

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