What to expect before and after a ‘nose job’

What to expect before and after a ‘nose job’

Rhinoplasty in Downtown Seattle
Patients who are dissatisfied with their nose’s size or form frequently choose rhinoplasty, also referred to as a “nose job.” But rhinoplasty is now used for a lot more than just its well-known cosmetic benefits. For example, it can help improve the way the nose works after an accident or illness, or it can help with breathing problems that make it hard to sleep or exercise.
Rhinoplasty aims to modify the nose to the patient’s desired aesthetics and functionality while taking into account their skin type and the structure of their entire face. Our cosmetic surgeons combine the science and art of rhinoplasty to give patients results that work and last.

Quick information on rhinoplasty

Candidates for rhinoplasty should, in general, be finished growing. For instance, during adolescence and early adulthood, facial development may have an impact on the nose’s appearance and functionality. The only exception would be children who were born with a facial birth deformity like a cleft palate. Patients should also be in good general health and refrain from smoking because it can impair blood flow and raise the possibility of tissue injury. Teenagers who comprehend the procedure and have full parental agreement are eligible for rhinoplasty. Before having surgery, ladies should ideally be at least 15 or 16 years old, and boys should be at least 17 or 18. This treatment, when coupled with septoplasty (straightening of the septum), can help a patient breathe easier and feel more confident.

The surgeon should make sure the patient is aware of all the dangers and benefits of the rhinoplasty operation before beginning. Although rhinoplasty is a safe treatment, a skilled surgeon should perform the process. Seattle Nose Surgeon uses 3D imaging to show patients what their nose might look like following surgery. The plastic surgeon can print out models of the nose before and after surgery to show the predicted results. This is merely a teaching tool, not a promise of success. However, it can aid in improving communication between the surgical team and the patient regarding the intended outcomes. We’ve discovered that allowing patients to picture the desired outcomes also makes them feel more at ease about having surgery. We can also offer 3D printed models that can display results both before and after.

Rhinoplasty: Changing the Shape of Your Nose and Face


Dr William Portuese, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Seattle , talks about how our plastic surgeons use 3D imaging and printing to give patients the natural-looking noses they want and how rhinoplasty can make that simulation come true.
If the goal of rhinoplasty is to improve breathing as well as look, the surgeon may remove the nasal hump, change the nose tip, change the size or shape of the nostrils, or change the nose’s overall size and projection.
A rhinoplasty typically lasts 1.5 to 3 hours and is performed as an outpatient. In “closed rhinoplasty,” incisions are made inside the nostrils, a procedure with limited adaptability. In “open rhinoplasty,” the tissue between the nostrils and the nostrils themselves are both cut into. These cuts are hardly noticeable when they have healed completely.
The patient’s nasal septum is frequently used to harvest extra cartilage if it is required to enlarge the nose. This cartilage may be removed from an ear or rib in secondary or revision rhinoplasty, which is performed to repair abnormalities brought on by a prior treatment. However, occasionally authorized cadaver cartilage may also be used. Revision rhinoplasty is a trickier treatment to accomplish because of the cartilage demands and possibility for scarring, so it’s crucial that it’s done by a highly qualified plastic surgeon.
Nonsurgical or liquid rhinoplasty involves a series of in-office treatments carried out while the patient is awake. Without requiring extensive surgery, the contour and size of the nose can be changed with injectable hyaluronic acid fillers.

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    William Portuese MD
    Joseph Shvidler MD

    Seattle, Washington 98104

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