Primary Nose Surgery: Rhinoplasty
Dr. John Zannis is renowned for his interest in rhinoplasty techniques and the exceptional results he regularly creates with cosmetic procedures of the nose. Plastic surgery procedures involving the internal structures of the nose are widely considered to be the most difficult to perform, so it is recommended that patients choose the best surgeon available for their nose surgery. Rhinoplasty surgery at the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, North Carolina is among the best in our region and well-known throughout the world. Although no two noses—and no two rhinoplasty procedures—are the same, Dr. Zannis takes pride in approaching each as its own unique challenge and artistic opportunity.
Candidates for Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery
Most healthy people who have never undergone nose surgery are good candidates for a primary rhinoplasty procedure. Those who have already undergone rhinoplasty and wish to correct aesthetic or functional problems with their surgically altered noses are invited to read about Secondary Rhinoplasty procedures. A nose that is too small, large, wide, or crooked may be corrected with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery can also help eliminate or lessen the appearance of a prominent bump on the nose or a less-than-satisfactory nasal tip. Surgery of the nose improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Nose surgery can be performed on its own or combined with another procedure such as a brow lift or a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment for more comprehensive results.
Rhinoplasty can be used to adjust:
- Nose size, in relation to facial balance,
- Nose width, at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils,
- Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge,
- Nasal tip, that is, enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned, or hooked nose,
- Nostrils that are too large or wide, and
- Nasal deviation.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Incisions hidden at the nostril base and/or inside the nose allow access to reshape underlying cartilage and nasal bone, if required. Rhinoplasty procedures may include lowering humps, narrowing of nasal bones, shaping of the nasal tip or nostril size, and improving the angle between the nose and the upper lip. A deviated septum can also be repaired, in most cases. This procedure can also be used to help correct breathing difficulties caused by structural irregularities in the nose.
Results & Recovery from Nose Surgery
After nose surgery, it is important to give the body plenty of time to heal. During the first 24 hours following the procedure, patients are advised to keep their head elevated. There may be some swelling and bruising the first two days after surgery, but these should subside considerably after a week or two has elapsed. In most cases, rhinoplasty patients can return to work within a week. Residual swelling is usually only noticeable to the patient and the surgeon and will decrease gradually.
You should see a change within 6 to 8 weeks following surgery, with continued refinement for 6 to 12 months. Cartilage is a flexible and ever-growing tissue, therefore results following surgery are not fully predictable.
Get in Touch With Us Today to Get Started!
If you’d like to learn more about rhinoplasty procedures here at the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery, your first step will be to contact us today. We’re standing by to schedule your cosmetic nose surgery consultation, where we’ll listen to your goals and your concerns, answer all of your questions, and make sure you have all the information you need to make the most informed decision possible. Remember, you can take advantage of our premier rhinoplasty procedures even if you’re not a North Carolina resident using our well-known fly-in program!