What You Should Know When Considering Rhinoplasty

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What You Should Know When Considering Rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty, also commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure that can enhance the appearance of the nose and can correct certain breathing issues. Whether you have been unhappy with the appearance of your nose for a long time, you were involved in an accident that caused damage to your nose, or you are having issues with breathing, a rhinoplasty procedure may be a great option for you. Here are a few things you should know when you are considering a rhinoplasty:

What Changes Can Be Made With A Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty procedure surgically reshapes the nose and improves the size, shape, and symmetry of an individual’s nose. While a rhinoplasty can be broadly defined as reshaping of the nose, the individual goals of each rhinoplasty surgery can vary. Common goals for rhinoplasty procedures include:

  • Straightening a nose with a crooked appearance
  • Smoothing a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • Reducing the size of a nose that is too large for the individual’s face
  • Narrowing a nose to make it more symmetrical with the individual’s face
  • Reconstruct the nose after it has been damaged in an injury
  • Reducing an over-protruding nasal tip or refining the size of a bulbous nasal tip
  • Correcting breathing issues by opening up blocked nasal passages

Discussing your personal goals with the highly skilled plastic surgeon at Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center is the best way to find out what specific changes you can realistically achieve with a rhinoplasty procedure.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures requested. In fact, the only other plastic surgery procedures patients request more often than rhinoplasty are liposuction and breast augmentation. Many people are great candidates for a rhinoplasty procedure. Men and women of all ages can benefit from a rhinoplasty procedure. From a physical standpoint, the nose must be fully developed before a surgeon will perform a rhinoplasty procedure. It is also important for the patient to have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do for them personally and for the patient to show emotional maturity.

What Are The Risks Associated With Rhinoplasty?

As with any plastic surgery procedure, there are risks associated with a rhinoplasty procedure. Understanding the risks associated with this procedure is important when deciding whether rhinoplasty is right for you. Rhinoplasty risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Septal perforation
  • Complications with anesthesia
  • Personal dissatisfaction with cosmetic results
  • Nasal obstruction causing breathing issues
  • The need for follow-up or touch-up surgeries
  • Death

It is important to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience with rhinoplasty procedures to help you achieve the best results while minimizing associated risks.

Tampa’s Best Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgeon

If you are considering a rhinoplasty procedure, contact Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation with Dr. Frank Rieger. Dr. Rieger is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida with more than 30-years’ experience. Call us at (813) 254-7600 or contact us online to schedule your confidential consultation.