The ideal nose complements the face with a proportional size, symmetry and pleasing lines. Not all of us, however, are blessed with a nose that harmonizes with our other features. A nose job, also called rhinoplasty, can resize and reshape the nose, providing a better-suited character for this central facial feature.
Dr. Waleed Ezzat is double-board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery as well as a nationally recognized expert in rhinoplasty. His training and expertise make him a top choice for rhinoplasty, one of the most technically advanced facial cosmetic surgeries.
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When to Consider a Nose Job
The most common reasons men and women consider getting nose surgery include:
- The nose is overly large and distracts from the rest of the face
- The bridge of the nose is bumpy or crooked
- The nose has been damaged from injury
The best candidates for nose surgery have realistic expectations for their procedure and are in good overall physical and mental health.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to redefine the nose into a pleasing shape that complements your facial features. Finding form and function is the key here. As no two faces are alike, neither should be the approach to rhinoplasty. Dr. Ezzat believes that this is a team effort, listening to your concerns and tailoring your plan to fit your needs is the basis of his philosophy.
For some, the tip of the nose can either be too wide (or bulbous), asymmetric or give the appearance of a droopy tip (also called a ptotic tip). Making minor changes along the cartilages of the nasal tip can have small but profound changes to the overall appearance of the nose without giving it the “plastic” look.
For others, a hump along the nose (called a dorsal hump) can be the main culprit and give the illusion of a droopy tip and/or stubby nose. Refining this hump, while keeping the rest of the nose in harmony with your face, is crucial to giving a natural look to your face.
While these are only a few examples of approaches to a rhinoplasty, there are many different types/shapes of noses and each one belongs to a different face. Therefore, a customized approach to each patient is the hallmark of Dr. Ezzat’s practice. Making the right changes to your nose (so that it complements your face) will help ensure you get the most natural look possible after surgery. Before
Your Nose Surgery
Before you schedule your rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll have a private consultation with Dr. Ezzat. During your meeting, you can ask Dr. Ezzat any questions you may have about nose jobs and discuss your ideal outcome. Dr. Ezzat will also explain the procedure in greater detail and let you know what results you can expect to see.
Dr. Ezzat will also perform a physical evaluation to determine your candidacy for a nose job. Depending on your aesthetic concerns, he may recommend additional procedures to complement your results. Some people enhance their results from a nose job using injectable fillers. Functional rhinoplasty can help those suffering from persistent nasal obstruction, snoring problems or sleep apnea.
Your Rhinoplasty Procedure
Nose surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. In most cases, general anesthesia is used to perform rhinoplasty, though in some instances, local anesthesia may be preferable. The incisions for nose surgery are very well hidden, and are typically made inside the nostrils, outside the nostrils within the natural creases of the nose, or across the column of tissue between the nostrils.
Each rhinoplasty procedure is custom-tailored to the individual’s needs. Dr. Ezzat will lift the skin covering the nasal bones and cartilage, giving him access to the nose anatomy. In the case of a bump or ridge on the nose, Dr. Ezzat may remove a small amount of bone or cartilage to create the desired lines. The nostrils can also be reshaped and the septum can be straightened. Finally, the skin is redraped over the nose and eliminated nasal dressing is placed.
Your Nose Job Recovery
Your recovery experience after getting rhinoplasty will vary depending on the surgical approach used, your health and whether you have included any additional surgeries. It’s a good idea to keep your head elevated during the first week after surgery to promote optimal blood flow. Some amount of swelling and bruising is to be expected, and any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Most people resume work and other normal activities about 2 weeks after getting a nose job. You should avoid doing strenuous exercise for a minimum of 1 month after surgery. Your results will continue to develop over the following year.
Your New Look
Once your final results from your nose job have developed, you should see a difference in the size and shape of your nose. With natural-looking rhinoplasty results, your nose should seem more proportional to your face and flatter your features better.
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