Rhinoplasty is a nuanced surgery that can address the specific issues you may have with the size and shape of your nose so that its appearance better fits your ideal image. Dr. Demetri specializes in facial plastic surgery and can provide you with the beautiful and natural-looking results you want.
If you are unhappy with the natural appearance of your nose and comfortable with the idea of having surgery, you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. The procedure can also be performed to correct birth defects as well as damage to the nose caused by injury. Dr. Demetri will evaluate your overall health and review your medical history to make sure you are eligible for the procedure.
A variety of changes can be made to your nose to address both aesthetic and functional issues. Some of the common aesthetic issues that lead people to pursue rhinoplasty include:
Some people may also suffer from breathing problems due to a deviated septum or some other obstruction that is impeding the flow of air through the nasal cavity. Surgery can be performed to clear the nasal pathway and improve breathing. This is called a septoplasty and can be performed separately or in conjunction with rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that may involve fracturing bones, trimming cartilage, and manipulating tissue in order to create the desired results. This may result in some bruising in areas like underneath the eyes. Sutures may be used during the healing process. A cast may need to be worn to help retain the new shape of the nose, usually just for five to six days after the procedure.
Swelling and some discomfort are to be expected. Any discomfort can be managed with medications provided after the procedure. Anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed to help manage the initial swelling. A majority of the swelling will go down over the next few weeks. However, the nose continues to change over the course of a year.
Dr. Demetri is dedicated to providing our patients with the total care they need from the moment they walk in for their first consultation until their last follow-up visit. If you are looking for a skilled surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.