What makes a nose attractive?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. An attractive nose varies depending on gender, race, and culture. That being said, in general, an attractive nose for cosmetic surgery standards is usually one that is more symmetrical, with little to no hump, and a defined tip, yet still proportionate to the patient’s face.
What type of anesthesia is used for a nose job?
No matter what type of anesthesia used a local anesthetic is always applied to the nose to make the area numb. The patient and surgeon will both decide which type of anesthesia is best for the patient. Your surgeon may have a preference between general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Some surgeons suggest general anesthesia because the patient is easiest to work with and some surgeons prefer IV sedation because it is considered safer since the patient is breathing on their own. Your surgeon will of course take your preference and health into consideration also. For example, some patients aren’t good candidates for certain types of anesthesia due to their health. You and your surgeon will consider safety, comfort, effects, and recovery when deciding anesthesia.
What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?
Since there are many types of rhinoplasty surgeries the recovery time can vary. But generally, the bandage/cast/sutures are removed after a week. There will be a lot of bruising and swelling at this time. In 2 weeks you will be “restaurant ready” and will be able to go out in public. There still will be swelling, but the bruising should be gone, and to most people it will not be noticeable that you have had surgery. After about a month of time, you should be able to see most of the results of your rhinoplasty. The swelling will be minimal and you will have a better idea of what your new nose will look like. However, you will not see the full results of your plastic surgery until about 9-12 months after the procedure. Since the results take time, it is very important to be patient.
What makes some people bruise more than others during rhinoplasty?
The type of rhinoplasty and the surgeon’s skill has a lot to do with the patients bruising level. However, there are some other factors, such as age, medications, and bleeding disorders that can cause one to bruise more. You should refrain from taking anti-flammatory medication and be careful with your vitamin intake. Some supplements like Vitamin E, ginseng, ginko, fish oil can cause more bruising. After surgery, keep your head elevated and apply ice packs to your cheeks. Some surgeons also recommend taking herbal supplements after surgery, such as papaya extract or arnica. Please consult with your surgeon on what is advised.
Is revision rhinoplasty cheaper or more expensive than the first surgery?
Usually, revision rhinoplasty is more expensive. In general, more has to be done and the surgeon has to have more skill to fix a previous nose surgery. However, some revisions that don’t require as much to be done can be cheaper than the original surgery. Cost is determined by how complex the surgery is.
What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses fillers to improve the shape of the nose. This procedure is also called 'liquid rhinoplasty' and it adds volume to the nose. It is usually not recommended for those with large noses. However, a skilled doctor can add filler to certain places to make a large nose appear smaller, without actually reducing the patient’s nose size.
Can surgery on other parts of your face make your nose look smaller?
Depending on the shape of your nose some surgeons may recommend a chin procedure instead. Elongating the chin of some patients can make a large nose appear to be smaller than it is.