What You Need to Know Before Getting Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today. The surgery offers the ability to change the size, shape or positioning of the nose, improve asymmetry, or even make breathing easier. Nasal enhancement is an effective way to subtly alter a person’s appearance and build self-confidence. However, before you jump into nose surgery, Umansky Plastic Surgery has a few important facts to consider.

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is not the right choice for everyone. Individuals should be in reasonably good health with realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. Rhinoplasty is not usually performed on patients under the age of 15, since the nose is not fully developed until after that time.

Type of Surgery

There are a variety of techniques that may be used for rhinoplasty, depending on the specific concerns and the desired outcome of the patient. Incisions may be completely hidden inside the nose, or there might be a small incision on the columella, the narrow area of tissue between the nostrils.

About The Procedure

Rhinoplasty may be performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical center. Outpatient surgery centers should be accredited, which assures that they will have the same equipment and services as a hospital, including an anesthesiologist and monitoring equipment to track the patient during the procedure. In our practice, the procedure is performed in our AAAASF accredited facility, usually under general anesthesia.

Recovery Time

Recovery from rhinoplasty can take up to three weeks before you are able to resume all of your regular activities. However, most patients return to work and light activities within 7-10 days. It is important to discuss recovery time with your physician to ensure you allow ample time to heal from your surgery.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

It is essential that you choose an experienced, highly trained surgeon for your rhinoplasty to ensure the best possible results from your procedure. Drs. William and Jeffrey Umansky have the expertise and education necessary to perform a wide range of rhinoplasty techniques. Both are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving patients the peace-of-mind in knowing these surgeons adhere to the highest standards in their industry.

To learn more about your options in rhinoplasty, contact us at 858-281-4560 to schedule your personal consultation today.