As the central feature of the face, the nose should enhance rather than detract from one's overall attractiveness. The nose should be in harmony with other facial features and if not, Toronto rhinoplasty can improve the shape and size of the nose to bring out the overall attractiveness of the face.
Rhinoplasty at a glance
Summary: Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes the shape of the nose. The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the shape and size of the nose, improve breathing or both.
Alternative names:Nose job
Length of surgery: 2-3 hours
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Recovery: 5 to 7 days
What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty?
- Natural looking results
- Improves self-confidence
- Can help correct a nose that is too wide or flat
- Achieve a more harmonious look to the face
- Improve the imperfections of the nasal bridge, nostrils and tip
- Highly tailored to existing facial features
Types of Rhinoplasty
Here, the incisions are hidden within the nose, and all modifications are performed without an external scar. If the majority of changes required are in the nasal bridge, this technique can be most useful.
During open rhinoplasty, an incision is made at the columella which allows the surgeon to lift the nasal skin for better access to the nose's internal structures. This is ideal for reshaping the bridge, tip and nostrils. This approach is very helpful in cases of revision rhinoplasty as well.
In cases where the patient has undergone a primary rhinoplasty but is unhappy with the results for any reason, revision rhinoplasty may be performed to help achieve the client's original goals. This is a tricky procedure due to dealing with scar tissue within the nose. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can perform revisions that will help restore balance, harmony and beauty to the nose as well as the entire face.
Who is a good candidate for the rhinoplasty procedure?
Patients who want to improve the appearance of their nose and/or improve nasal function are good candidates for a rhinoplasty in Toronto. The procedure is typically performed on healthy, non-smoking adult and teenage patients with no serious medical conditions and in a positive state of mind with realistic expectations.
What will my recovery be like?
The surgeon will apply a splint to your nose to keep its shape intact. Bruising and swelling, as well as puffiness, are part of the recovery process and will begin to decline within 2-3 weeks. Some minor swelling will persist for up to one year, so it's important to be patient and not judge your results prematurely. You will definitely see your results right away, but your full outcome will be visible after all the swelling has gone down. Our plastic surgeons will make sure you have the proper pain medications and full post-operative instructions.
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