Nose Job Surgery in the Inland Empire
Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job”, “nose reshaping” or “cosmetic nose surgery” by patients, is performed to alter the nose’s appearance which will enhance facial harmony and the proportions of your nose and complementary view with your face. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Rhinoplasty surgery can change visible humps, depressions, enlarged, drooping, upturned, hooked, or wide noses. If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
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Reasons for Surgery
People who get rhinoplasty surgery aren’t always worried about the cosmetic reasons. Nose surgery is also done to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment. The nose job procedure requires a great skill and artistic attention to detail, the nose not only is aesthetically improved but also keep the optimal functionality.
In advance of your procedure, your surgeon will ask you to stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to promote better healing, avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding. Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery; rhinoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to stay with you at least the first night following surgery.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. General anesthesia is commonly used during rhinoplasty, although local anesthesia or intravenous sedation may be desirable in some instances. For your safety during the surgery, various monitors will be used to check your heart, blood pressure, pulse and the amount of oxygen circulating in your blood. Your surgeon will follow the surgical plan discussed with you before your operation. After your procedure is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. You will have a splint placed outside your nose to support its new shape as it heals. Nasal packing may also be used inside the nose to provide additional support. You will probably be permitted to go home after a short observation period unless you and your plastic surgeon have made other plans for your immediate postoperative recovery.
Method of Surgery
Depending on the work to be done, your rhinoplasty procedure may utilize a closed technique or an open technique. The incisions for closed rhinoplasty are made entirely on the inside of the nose whereas open rhinoplasty requires an additional small incision made on the underside of the nose on the skin between the nostrils. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Punjabi will separate the nasal skin from the underlying framework of bone and cartilage and then sculpt the bone and cartilage into the new shape. Dr. Punjabi focuses not only on the appearance of the nose but the function as well and, if necessary, he will also correct a nasal obstruction during surgery. For instance, the rhinoplasty surgery may also involve correction of a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates. When the septum becomes deviated, it is displaced to a single side of the nose. Surgical times generally range from one to two hours, though more complicated procedures may take longer.
After surgery, you may be asked to wear a nasal splint over your nose for support. The splint will protect your nose while you sleep and shield it from accidental bumps. You may also have a small triangular bandage beneath the tip of your nose. Nasal packing will be placed inside your nose for additional support; it acts as an internal splint to hold everything in place and to keep the airway clean and free of crusts. Expect some swelling and bruising and possibly some discomfort. Your face will be puffy, and the areas around your nose and eyes will be bruised and swollen after surgery. You may need to keep your head elevated and relatively still for the first few days after surgery. Dr. Punjabi may prescribe a pain medication to deal with any pain you may experience. You will have to limit your activities for a few days to weeks.
It is vitally important that you follow all patient care instructions provided by Dr. Punjabi. Dr. Punjabi will also provide detailed instructions about the normal symptoms you will experience and any potential signs of complications. It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals. You will need to wait for several weeks before you can engage in exercise or athletics.
All surgical packing within your nose will be removed within four to seven days after surgery. The splint and bandages on your nose will be removed in a week to ten days. It takes about ten to fourteen days before most of the swelling and bruising improves. Most normal activities including exercise can usually be resumed within three weeks. You should avoid strenuous exercise, straining, bending, and be lifting until cleared to do so by your plastic surgeon.
Minor swelling of your nose may persist for up to a year but most likely will not be noticeable to others. It will be a few months before you can expose your reshaped nose to direct sunlight, and it may be a number of weeks before you can wear glasses without special support, such as tape if the bones in your nose were altered.
Your insurance company may pay for all or part of the costs associated with your surgery if it is performed as a result of nasal obstruction. It is recommended that you check with your carrier to determine if there is coverage.
If you are considering a nose job and live in Inland Empire, you have come to the right place. Dr. Punjabi will take his time and have a unique approach to each surgery performed. He will go over your nose pictures and talk to you about what your desires are and create a custom surgery plan for you. He books extra time for each surgery as Plastic Surgery to him, is an art. Taking extra time with each surgery helps ensure an excellent result.
As a leading plastic surgeon in the Inland Empire, Dr. Punjabi provides cutting-edge nose jobs and cosmetic surgery procedures. You can depend on Dr. Punjabi for exceptional guidance regarding any cosmetic procedure you are thinking of.