The nose is a central and prominent facial feature, but many of us are dissatisfied with the shape or size of our own. Rhinoplasty can reshape your nose to suit your unique face and boost your confidence.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Often called a nose job, rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure that changes the structure and appearance of the nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing or to improve its function. Rhinoplasty is an ideal treatment for noses that are crooked, too small or large, broken, or otherwise misshapen.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty addresses concerns about the nose’s appearance. It can improve not only the nose itself but also the balance and symmetry of your facial features.
Functional rhinoplasty repairs damage to the nose or improves its function. Rhinoplasty may help resolve a deviated septum, sleep apnea, sinus issues, and nasal polyps.
What to Expect With Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that Dr. Schalit will perform under general anesthesia. Most rhinoplasty procedures only take one to two hours.
Depending on your needs, he may use an open or closed technique. He will make incisions inside the nose using an open approach, whereas a closed approach uses an incision along the tissue between the nostrils. These incisions will be virtually invisible once they heal.
Recovery After Rhinoplasty
After the surgery, you will need to wear a splint for about a week, and you should use a nasal spray to keep your nose clean and moisturized. Some bruising and swelling are normal, and Dr. Schalit will prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. You can return to work and normal activities after approximately ten days.
Results are visible immediately after the rhinoplasty procedure, but the improvements will become more noticeable after a few weeks as the swelling subsides.
The benefits of cosmetic rhinoplasty include:
- Improved facial symmetry and balance
- Decreased size of an overly dominant nose
- Contouring of flared nostrils or a nose that is too wide
- Enhanced nose shape and appearance
- Better breathing
- Straightening of a crooked or broken nose
Request a Consultation
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Dr. Schalit Cosmetic Facial Specialist will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an excellent option if you’re concerned about the shape or size of your nose or if you want to correct breathing and function problems. An ideal candidate wants to improve the appearance of their nose and has good overall health. During your consultation, Dr. Schalit will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.
It’s important to quit smoking at least two weeks before a rhinoplasty procedure, as this could affect the healing process. Dr. Schalit also doesn’t recommend rhinoplasty for patients under 15, as their noses are not yet fully developed.
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Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about rhinoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida, today. Call us at (386) 239-3600 or fill out our convenient online contact form.