Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Every nose is different. Ethnicity and genetics have a major role in the shape of the nose. People seeking Rhinoplasty usually complain that their nose is too large, too wide, out of shape, or does not fit with the rest of the face.

Most of the abnormal appearance of the nose can be corrected satisfactorily by Rhinoplasty. The extent of the operation depends upon the abnormality of the anatomy. If only the tip of the nose needs to be corrected, it is a relatively simple procedure. Complete Rhinoplasty, on the other hand, requires not only a major surgical procedure, but also more time to recover. Sometimes the re-shaping of the bone would result in bruising of the eyes and cheeks which may take up to two weeks to heal.

Teenagers should wait until facial growth is complete before considering Rhinoplasty (boys age 16; girls age 15). Realistic expectations are extremely important in Rhinoplasty. Patient seeking Rhinoplasty with an identifiable anatomical abnormality are the best candidates because the results would be predictable. Surgically, it is not possible to change the shape of the nose so completely that it will look like somebody else s nose.

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