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Commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that alters the contours of the nose. The reasons that people undergo rhinoplasty can include changing the look of the nose or to improve their breathing. The upper section of the nose’s structure is bone tissue. The lower part consists of cartilage. Rhinoplasty may change skin, cartilage and bone. Consult with your plastic surgeon to learn more about rhinoplasty and whether it is appropriate for your cosmetic goals.
When planning this procedure, your surgeon considers the other features of your face and what you would want to change. If you’re a good candidate, Dr. Hagarty will put together a custom plan to obtain the best results.
A rhinoplasty makes changes to the shape, size or dimensions of your nose. It can be effective for the treatment of an injury, correct a defect or help improve breathing problems. Certainly, each procedure and patient is unique, so your surgeon customizes the procedure to the anatomy of the patient.
Rhinoplasty calls for local anesthesia along with either sedation or a general anesthetic. It depends upon the specific complexities of the surgery. Before your procedure, Dr. Hagarty will recommend which variety of anesthesia will be most suitable for you.
The procedure is done to the nose’s interior or via a small incision at the nose’s base between the nostrils. Your surgeon will typically make adjustments to the cartilage and bone beneath the skin. During, your surgeon can make changes to the shape of these tissues in different ways. It depends upon how much tissue shall be taken out or perhaps added. Another factor is the structure of the nose.
Following, you’ll be taken to a recovery room. Most likely, you’ll be ready to return home that same day. However, if there are other health issues to consider, you might remain overnight
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