Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is the most common facial plastic surgery in the United States. Every year, surgeons perform 220,000 nose surgeries to help with breathing issues and to improve appearance. If you’re interested in learning more, contact the team at Indiana-based Otolaryngology Associates, LLC. They have years of experience in rhinoplasty and can talk you through the procedure. Make an appointment today. Call one of the offices in Indianapolis, Greencastle, Greenfield, Kokomo, Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers, Avon, Greenwood, Mooresville, or Shelbyville, or book online.
Rhinoplasty is another name for nose surgery — surgery that changes the shape of the nose for medical or aesthetic reasons, or both.
People choose rhinoplasty to breathe better, restore nose function and shape after an injury, or correct congenital defects. The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC address these concerns in several ways, including:
Choosing to go ahead with rhinoplasty is a significant decision. The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC talks you through the procedure, so you have the information you need to make an informed choice.
It’s important to establish whether you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Your provider at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC runs through your reasons for wanting surgery, your health history, and your current health to determine if rhinoplasty is the best course of treatment for you.
If the answer is yes, your provider takes photographs of your nose from various perspectives. Using photo-imaging software, you discuss your goals and they show you what is achievable through surgery.
If you decide to go ahead, here are some ways you should prepare in the days before and after surgery.
From two weeks before surgery, avoid medication that contains aspirin or ibuprofen, over-the-counter supplements, and herbal remedies, as they can cause excess bleeding. You should also stop smoking as this slows the healing process and can cause infection.
You can’t drive home after surgery, and you’ll feel the effects of anesthesia for several days. Arrange for someone to take you home and help you with personal care tasks for the next 24-48 hours.
Each surgery is individualized to the patient’s needs. Depending on the surgery you’re having, you’ll receive general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
Your doctor adjusts, removes, or adds bone, skin, and/or cartilage when reshaping your nose. They may use cartilage taken from inside your nose for smaller corrections, or, for more complex surgeries, cartilage or bone from your ribs or other parts of your body.
Rhinoplasty isn’t for everyone, but if you do choose to have it, you’re in the best hands when you partner with Otolaryngology Associates, LLC. Book a consultation today. Call your preferred location or book through this website.