About Nose Surgery
A rhinoplasty is one of the most common surgeries performed all over the country for those who are seeking out plastic surgery. Our board-certified surgeons at The Face & Body Center perform nose surgeries to correct cosmetic flaws such as overly large nostrils, a hump in the bridge, deviated septum, irregularities in the nasal tip, and more. If you're unhappy with the current size and shape of your nose, or if you are experiencing trouble breathing due to a deviated septum or other issues, then we invite you to contact our Flowood, MS office. We can meet with you beforehand to talk about the different options and decide on your new, desired shape. A rhinoplasty can help restore your facial symmetry, making your features look more balanced and giving you natural-looking results.
The best candidates for nose surgery:
- Have cosmetic nose issues they want transformed
- Have realistic outcomes
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
Septoplasty is performed to correct a deviated septum, a condition that develops when the cartilage between the nostrils becomes displaced. It is generally an outpatient procedure and can be performed under general anesthesia or a lighter version (twilight sedation). This surgery requires no external incisions since your plastic surgeon will lift and separate the tissue that covers the septum. This allows the surgeon clear access to the various nasal structures. The damaged structures will be reshaped while leaving the overall appearance of the nose unaffected. The internal incisions will be stitched close afterward. The surgical process typically lasts 1 – 1.5 hours.
In some cases, a septoplasty is performed in conjunction with turbinate reduction surgery, which affects proper nasal air flow. Septoplasty can also be combined with rhinoplasty surgery to correct cosmetic nasal issues.
"Dr. Wegener is amazing! I have seen him for multiple things that I wanted to change about my appearance and I've always left feeling 110% satisfied and more confident than ever. No matter what you'd like to improve, a small tweak here or a more dramatic change there, he can help you find whatever you're looking for. Special thanks for my KJ lips, Doc!"- C.B. / Google / Apr 11, 2017
"I had a septorhinplasty from Dr. Barraza last week. I'm only 8 days into my recovery and I am thrilled! My nose was crooked, overprojected, and not functional for breathing. He made it perfect! He spends time with you, is great at what he does, and you can tell he truly wants to help people. He's not all about the money! He's the BEST!"- K.S. / Healthgrades / Nov 11, 2016
"Five Stars - I just had a septorhinoplasty from Dr. Barraza last week. My nose was crooked, overprojected, and I couldn't breathe. I got my tape off today and I am in LOVE with my nose. It's absolutely perfect! After 23 years of hating my nose, Dr. Barraza made me so happy with my face. He is the best around!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 10, 2016
"He is amazing! My nose was crooked and overprotected and I couldn't breathe! He offered advice and suggestions and made me so happy! I'm only eight days post op and look amazing! He's so trusting and great at what he does! Would recommend him to EVERYONE interested!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 10, 2016
"He's the best! - Flowood, MI - Dr. Barraza performed a septorhinoplasty on me last week. My nose was crooked, overprojected, and I couldn't breathe. My bandages came off today and it looks amazing! I could not be happier! He was so professional, gave recommendations, answered questions, and eased my nerves. He is the best! My nose is perfect and for the first time, I have so much confidence!! Thanks Dr. Barraza! You rock!!"- K. / RealSelf / Nov 12, 2016
What to Expect
As an outpatient procedure, rhinoplasty is performed while a patient is under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. Depending on the technique used and the patient’s unique needs, surgery can last 2 – 4 hours. There are two types of nose surgery procedures: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty.
Open rhinoplasty, or external rhinoplasty, involves the plastic surgeon making a small incision on the underside of the nose between the nostrils to allow better access to the lower and middle parts. The surgeon can then manipulate tissue, skin, and bone as needed. In addition, the placement of the incisions allows for minimal scarring. Open rhinoplasty is used for more complex nose surgeries.
With closed rhinoplasty, or endonasal rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils. This technique is usually used for less complex surgeries, such as when the nose already has a good shape and isn’t considered too wide or too long. Due to the placement of the incisions, there should be no visible scarring.
After surgery, your nose can be stabilized with splints made of soft material. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for the next day where the splints will be removed and external dressings will be placed on the nose, which will remain for about two days. You should expect some pain, discomfort, bruising, and swelling after surgery that should fully subside within a couple weeks. The nose will reposition and evolve into its surgically enhanced shape over the course of a few months after surgery. The finished product should be fully realized within a year with a beautifully shaped, positioned, and proportionate nose.
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Don’t let your nose stand in the way of the beautiful face you want to put forward. At our practice, we have the ability to transform a number of noses from the simple to complex. We work with you every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation for you to come in and learn more. Give our office a call today.