The size and shape of your nose can have a significant effect on your self-confidence. If you feel like your nose is too big, oddly shaped, or asymmetrical, the team at Skin MD offer rhinoplasty to help your nose complement your other features. Book an appointment online today or call one of their offices in Chicago, Orland Park, Evergreen Park, and Skokie, Illinois.
Rhinoplasty Q & A
What is a Rhinoplasty?
Commonly referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to change the shape of your nose. By modifying the bone, skin, cartilage, or all three, the nose can be adjusted to fit your unique personality and blend more aesthetically with the rest of your face.
Rhinoplasty can make your nose smaller, larger, or straighter. It can correct deformities, like a bony hump or a disproportionately wide tip. Even a change of a few millimeters can make a significant difference in your overall appearance.
Rhinoplasty may also be used along with other procedures, such as septoplasty and sinuplasty, to fix problems inside your nose. These procedures are used to improve breathing and address sinusitis.
What Kind of Changes Can Be Made Using Rhinoplasty?
As part of your initial consultation, the experts at SkinMD work closely with you to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. After a thorough exam and discussion, your doctor may recommend:
- Changing your nose size
- Narrowing the bridge of your nose
- Adjusting nostril size and position
- Removing visible humps or depressions
- Reshaping of the nasal tip
- Improving nasal symmetry
- Adjusting the space between your nose and upper lip
The team at SkinMD are committed to making sure your expectations are clearly communicated and that you thoroughly understand every aspect of the procedure before it takes place.
What Does a Rhinoplasty Entail?
Each rhinoplasty is unique and the steps taken to get the results you want are specific to you. Depending on the type of changes you are looking for, your doctor may use one or more of the following methods:
- Shaving or cutting the bone
- Removing or rearranging cartilage
- Adjusting skin placement
- Adding fillers or grafted cartilage
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so it does not require an overnight stay, and you receive either local or twilight anesthesia depending on the extent of the work done.
Most patients can get back to their normal activities within 3-4 days and can return to work within a week, with only minimal bruising and swelling.
The experts at SkinMD look forward to helping you get the best results possible from your rhinoplasty. Call or book your personalized consultation online today.