Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is a commonly practiced plastic surgery procedure that involves reshaping the nose for aesthetic purposes or to correct breathing issues.
While perfection is difficult to achieve, patients who choose nose surgery often experience increased self-confidence along with their enhanced appearance. In addition to the visibly pleasing outcome that rhinoplasty can achieve, this procedure can also correct breathing issues or deformities that occur at birth.
- Nasal hump
- Tip irregularities
- Flared or wide nostrils
- A nose that is disproportionate to facial features
Who are the Best Candidates For Rhinoplasty?
- Men and women over the age of 14
- People who have reached full development of the nasal bone
Rhinoplasty is not recommended for children under the age of 14.
When you meet with Dr. Margoles for your consultation she will discuss your procedure in detail, including cost, recovery time, follow-up appointments, and medications. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Details
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes between 90 and 120 minutes. Patients receive an intravenous antibiotic prior to beginning procedure. Specialized tools are used to reshape your nose and close the incision with sutures. Nasal dressing or a splint will be inserted to help maintain the structure and integrity of your newly constructed nose.
Following nose surgery you will spend approximately 1 hour in the recovery room after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. This person should plan on spending the night with you.
Rhinoplasty Aftercare & Recovery
Recovery times will vary depending on the extent of the surgery. Most patients return to work after a week to 10 days. Your nose will ache and your face will feel puffy during the first 24 hours. Some bleeding may occur within the first days following surgery. Bruising and swelling are most prominent on the third day and will then fade and flatten within two weeks. Your nose should be protected from impact and sun exposure for several months post-surgery. Post-surgery visits to monitor your recovery and remove any nasal packing and splints are essential. Your first post-op visit will be scheduled 5-7 days post-surgery.
You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.
Contact Us To Learn More About Nose Surgery & Schedule A Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about rhinoplasty or would like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Margoles please call (203) 869-2939. Our Greenwich office is located minute from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, easily accessible for those traveling from Fairfield county, CT and Westchester county, NY.