Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose, in most cases involving a reduction in shape or size of the nose, angle or removal of a hump. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
Initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, but it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome.
What is closed or open rhinoplasty?
Closed rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty approach in which hidden incisions are made on the inside of the nose as opposed to open rhinoplasty which involves incisions on the inside of the nose as well as a small incision between the nostrils on the underside of the nose.
Open rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty approach which utilizes the same internal incisions as with the closed technique; though an additional short incision is also made on the underside of the nose between the nostrils.
How long does the rhinoplasty procedure take to perform?
Surgical times for rhinoplasty may range from two to three hours.
When will I be able to return to work after undergoing rhinoplasty?
Patients are usually able to return to work within seven to ten days after rhinoplasty.
When will I be able to exercise after my rhinoplasty procedure?
Patients may resume aerobic activity (reconditioning) within ten to fourteen days after surgery while more strenuous activity (resistance workouts) can be resumed within three to four weeks. Some patients will note a temporary increase in swelling after resuming their workout routine.