The nose is a prominent part of your face. If you’re displeased with its appearance, there is a solution. Also known as a nose job, rhinoplasty can help you achieve a nose that is ideal for your unique face. It can benefit you if your nose is broken, bent, too large, too small, or too wide. rhinoplasty can also restore your confidence and improve your overall quality of life. But, how long is the recovery process? Keep reading to find out.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty can be performed via a closed or open technique. During a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Schalit will make an incision inside the nose. An open rhinoplasty, however, involves an incision to the columella (the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils). Regardless of if Dr. Schalit conducts a closed or open rhinoplasty, the incision will be virtually invisible.
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The Rhinoplasty Recovery
After rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Schalit will recommend that you wear a nasal sprint so that you can support your nose. Although you may feel like you have a stuffy nose, you shouldn’t have any problems breathing through your mouth. In the event, you notice any swelling or bruising that makes you look like you have a “black eye,” understand that it is completely normal.
Dr. Schalit will also suggest that you use a nasal spray to keep your nose clean and moisturized. He’ll prescribe pain medications as well to relieve any pain or discomfort. It should take a week to 10 days for you to return to work and your daily activities. Most patients report that the recovery process is often well worth it.
Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty
If you’re in general good health and wish to change the shape and/or size of your nose, you may benefit from a rhinoplasty. This procedure may also be a good option if you’d like to restore a more balanced aesthetic to your face.
In addition, if you have a birth defect or breathing issue, a rhinoplasty may make sense as well. Dr. Schalit does not recommend rhinoplasty for patients who are under 15 years old as their noses are still in the developmental phase.
Almost two years ago, on April 5th 2017, I FINALLY was able to afford to get my rhinoplasty. I had broken my nose when I was 8 years old and got bullied for it for a long, long time. For the almost decade that I had that broken looking nose, I was never really happy with the way I looked no matter what I wore, no matter how I changed my hair, or how much makeup I had on. My nose always got in the way of how I saw myself and how I let others see me. I hated it completely. I had zero confidence. My mom was finally able to afford the rhinoplasty, and after the consultation they made me an appointment immediately. I couldn’t believe just how quick they got me in. The day of my surgery, I was excited as ever, and the nurses, anesthesiologist, and of course Dr. Schalit were all so caring and helped ease any anxiety I may have had. I am completely ecstatic with my experience at Florida Oral & Facial with Dr.Schalit. He did an amazing job, he fixed my nose, made it look normal again. I have confidence now, and don’t hate how I look. You can definitely trust him if you’re needing or wanting anything done. He did an absolutely incredible job, and I am so beyond happy with the results. It’s the best decision I have ever made, 100%.