Here at Zannis Plastic Surgery in New Bern, North Carolina, we perform a variety of face and body surgical procedures every single day for patients who want to feel and look their absolute best. In the Procedure Spotlight today is a very common surgery called a rhinoplasty. Often referred to as a nose job, a rhinoplasty can serve as a primary surgical procedure or a secondary procedure for those who have previously had surgeries performed on their noses.
Primary rhinoplasty procedures are the ideal choice for patients who have never had previous work on their nose and wish to adjust the aesthetic, whether that involves correcting the size or shape of the bridge, nasal tip, or nostrils. However, functional issues such as nasal deviation are also common reasons for having a rhinoplasty performed, as plastic surgery can help alleviate breathing issues from a congested nostril that is associated with a deviated septum.
Improve Breathing Function & Appearance With A Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasties require a brief recovery period, but after a few weeks, you will begin to notice a significant improvement in both your breathing function (if you previously had a deviated septum) as well as a considerably improved appearance. To give you the outcome you desire, Dr. Zannis will go over your post-surgery goals with you in your initial consultation to understand which parts of your nose you wish to alter and how best to achieve it.
Post-surgery, you should rest the first 24 hours after your procedure and keep your head elevated. It is perfectly normal to experience some swelling and bruising, but after a week or two these symptoms generally begin to subside as your nose heals. Most patients even find that they are able to return to work about a week or so after their surgery, and though you still may notice some swelling, the changes to your appearance will become much more significant within 6-8 weeks after your rhinoplasty.
Whether your interest in a rhinoplasty procedure is due to impaired nasal function caused by a deviated septum or simply because you wish to correct or adjust the appearance of your nose, The Zannis Center For Plastic Surgery is ready to work with you. To learn more about our virtual consultations or to schedule yours today, contact our office at (252) 633-1197 or fill out our request form.