Surgery of the Nose
Plastic & Reconstructive Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is the name of the operation designed to improve deformities of the nose with plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques . . . and to improve breathing and sinus function.
Since rhinoplasty surgery is as much artistic in nature as it is scientific, rarely are any two of our patients’ noses identical. We strive to make each patient’s nose fit his or her face.
The alterations we recommend will be determined by many factors, including one’s height, age, skin thickness, ethnic background and configuration of other features such as the forehead, eyes and chin. All in all, we strive to achieve a natural looking nose rather than one which appears to have been operated upon.
We do not ordinarily “pack” the nose after surgery.
Patients, therefore, are more comfortable and generally less swollen. With the elimination of nasal packing, pain, swelling, bleeding, discoloration, etc., are dramatically reduced making the recovery period much more pleasant for the patient. Most patients return to work or school in one week, or less.