The goal of rhinoplasty is to create an aesthetically pleasing nose that functions well and harmonizes with other attractive facial features. Rhinoplasty can also help correct breathing defects and other problems with nasal function that occurred either at birth or due to injury.
Rhinoplasty is often referred to as a “nose job.” A nose that is attractive on one patient may not be as attractive on another. The goal of rhinoplasty is to create an aesthetically pleasing nose that functions well and harmonizes with other attractive facial features. It is considered by the majority of surgeons to be the most difficult and humbling operation.
Dr. Sultan appreciates this greatly and approaches all of his primary and revision rhinoplasties with definitive preoperative planning under the patient’s guidance.
Rhinoplasty surgery can:
- Narrow down flared nostrils
- Alter the size of your nose
- Change the angle of your nose
- Straighten the bridge of your nose
- Reshape the tip of your nose
Who Can Undergo Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is only recommended for individuals whose nasal bones are fully developed. Typically, girls can safely have a rhinoplasty performed on them for cosmetic reasons after age 15; however, boys may have to wait until after age 15, as their nasal bones may not be fully developed at that age.
If you are opting for a rhinoplasty surgery for medical reasons, you may be able to undergo rhinoplasty at a younger age.
The Nasal-Surgery Consultation
Dr. Sultan carefully reviews every candidate who is interested in undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Sultan will discuss your rhinoplasty expectations and provide you with all necessary information you should know before scheduling your procedure.
If you have any medical conditions that you suffer from, you should let Dr. Sultan know during your consultation. If you smoke, you should stop at least six weeks before the procedure. You should also stop taking any medications that thin your blood, such as painkillers or aspirin.
Dr. Sultan will physically examine your nose and take photos to study the aesthetic changes that can be made to your nose during rhinoplasty surgery.
He will gather all the required information needed to review your candidature for a rhinoplasty and then inform you whether it is safe for you to go forward with the procedure.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Sultan. You will be given either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia before your procedure.
Dr. Sultan will then make small incisions on the inside of the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or on the skin between your nostrils (open rhinoplasty). He will reshape the nose, then close the incision.
You may potentially have a nasal splint placed over your nose immediately after surgery. You will most likely experience some bruising and swelling around the eyes. These side effects usually go down after a few days but will take up longer to ameliorate. Swelling in your nose can take up to six months to fully go down.
It is important to remember that each patient will recover at a slightly different rate after rhinoplasty surgery. If you have any questions or concerns about the healing process, be sure to ask Dr. Sultan.
Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
If you think you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery, contact the office of Dr. Babar Sultan for a consultation today. Dr. Sultan will gladly answer any questions you may have about the procedure.