Rhinoplasty in Granite Bay

Your nose is your face’s central feature, and at Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to love yours. Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is surgery that can alter the way your nose looks and functions. Rhinoplasty has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures over the years, but it has evolved tremendously. 

How does rhinoplasty work?

During rhinoplasty, your surgeon will use one or both of the following techniques to enhance the shape, size, and function of your nose:

  • Cartilage/bone grafting: Cartilage and/or bone is taken from other parts of your nose, ear or rib and grafted to the tip or bridge of your nose.
  • Cartilage/bone removal: Cartilage and/or bone is removed from the tip or bridge of your nose.

Rhinoplasty can be performed either inside of or at the base of your nose with no or minimally visible scarring. Rhinoplasty is a relatively complex surgery, therefore our expert surgical team tailors each operation to meet the needs of her patients.

Why consider rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed for aesthetic or medical purposes. Whether you’re considering rhinoplasty to improve your appearance or enhance your breathing—or both—our surgeons have the expertise and experience to help you look and feel your best.

Cosmetic

Achieve the look you’ve always wanted! Adjusting the size and shape of your nose can greatly improve your facial symmetry and self-confidence, and can make you look and feel more attractive. Common reasons patients undergo a cosmetic rhinoplasty are to:

  • Reduce a dorsal hump by removing bone and cartilage to flatten the bridge of your nose.
  • Narrow the bridge of your nose by removing small amounts of bone on the sides of the bridge of your nose to create a narrower, more symmetrical profile.
  • Reduce the size of the tip of your nose by removing cartilage from the tip of your nose.

Medical

In addition to reshaping your nose, rhinoplasty can be used to correct:

  • Deviated septums
  • Collapsed nasal passages
  • Enlarged inferior turbinates 

Rhinoplasty can help decrease stress and anxiety and improve your breathing, sinuses, and sleep.

What kind of anesthesia is used in rhinoplasty?

Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery’s expert team of board certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia during your rhinoplasty to make you completely unconscious for a comfortable, pain-free experience.  

What is the recovery process like for rhinoplasty?

We recommend you rest for 7 to 10 days before returning to work or school. During this rest time, your surgeon will prescribe a regimen of icing and nasal cleaning for you to follow. Nasal splints may be applied to the inside or outside of your nose, and bandages may also be applied to stabilize the shape of your new nose. 

As with any surgical procedure, you may experience some pain, bruising, and swelling in the days following your rhinoplasty. It is also normal to experience some bruising and discoloration in your upper face and around your eyes. Pain medications may be needed for the first few days, and then most patients are able to switch to over-the-counter drugs like Advil or Tylenol to help reduce discomfort and swelling.

While you’ll likely feel “back to normal” after 1 to 2 weeks, and while most swelling subsides after the first month, it may take up to a year to fully see the benefits of your rhinoplasty.

About Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery

With a no-compromise approach to safety, an eye for detail, and a state-of-the-art private operating facility, our expert, all-female surgical team knows how to help you look and feel your best. Read what our patients have to say about their experiences at Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery, and contact our office to setup your consultation today!