Every people all over the globe, for a range of personal reasons, seek the professional consultation of a cosmetic or plastic surgeon and the most common reason is to improve their appearance. When it comes to our face, perhaps the most sensitive feature would have to be the appearance of our nose. Sometimes we are born with a nose that we are simply not happy with or as some people age their noses can change. Still for some it is the result of a sporting injury that may have resulted in a disfigured nose. Then there are those who are having difficulty in breathing through their noses and seek a comfortable solution. Probably nothing has more impact than the size and shape of one’s nose when it comes to general appearance. Even a slight redefining of the nose can bring about a greatly improved appearance due mainly to the fact that the nose is one of our most defining characteristics.
Before we can consider what the outcomes of a successful rhinoplasty (surgery of the nose) can bring about, we need to know a little about how a rhinoplasty is performed.
Are You Looking For the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Dallas?
If you are seeking rhinoplasty for a function or cosmetic reason, Dallas most distinguished plastic surgeon in this specialty field of plastic surgery would have to be Dr. Sule M.D., F.A.C.S – double board certified. With over 15 years in practice and many hundreds of successful procedures performed, you would need to go a long way to find a more experienced surgeon in this field of rhinoplasty in Dallas Texas.
So what Dr. Sule will do first if you choose to have your surgery performed by him, is examine your nose both internally and externally. This will produce an evaluation of the likely outcomes of rhinoplasty in your particular case. By having a realistic expectation about what rhinoplasty can achieve, you are more likely to be pleased by the results. Both you and Dr. Sule will arrive at a mutal decision before proceeding with your surgery. Dr. Sule will explain all about the structures of the bone, cartilege, nasal passages and how these can be resculpted to your desired affect.
The actual surgery itself consists of incisions that are made inside the nose and this makes scarring less likely in many incidences. Depending on your facial structure, sometimes an incision is made in area of skin that separates your nostrils. In order to produce a newly shaped nose, the surgery can consist of some underlying bone and cartilege being removed. In the case where the tip of the nose is too large, Dr. Sule can sculpt the cartilege in order to reduce the size of the nose.
The relationship between the nose and the angle of the upper lip can be altered for a more youthful appearance or to correct a distortion if one exists. Once this is completed, the tissues are redraped over the restructured frame of the nose and the incisions are sealed. Normally a splint is applied to help the retention of the new shape of the nose, and this is typically on the outside of the nose.
What Can You Expect After The Surgery?
Typically the first day after your procedure, your nose or face will feel puffy. In order to control pain, medication may be prescribed. Brusing and minor swelling can follow in the immediate days after your surgery and sometimes minor swelling around your eyes. You can use cold compresses to reduce the effects of bruising and discomfort.
Sutures used are usually absorbable, so there is no need for removal. About 6 or 7 days after your surgery, splints and nasal dressing are removed. During this time it is vital to follow Dr. Sule’s postoperative instructions carefully, especially the elevation of your head for a certain time period after your surgery. In the first weeks after your operation, certain activities are generally prohibited. Any sporting activities, sun exposure or exertion which could cause injury must be avoided. Special arrangements are required if you wear glasses, to ensure that your glasses don’t rest on the bridge of your nose. This is sometimes brought about by the use of tape or similar devices to remove the stress from the nasal area.
Your Next Step
If you have any questions about Rhinoplasty surgery, please call our office at (972) 960-2950 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Sule.