Rhinoplasty: For Beauty and Breathing

Everyone has different reasons for going through rhinoplasty. Some want to change their nose’s shape, improve the slope of the bridge of the nose, refine the tip of their nose, while others want a different angle between the nose and upper lip. While physical appearance is often the main reason why patients choose rhinoplasty, a study reveals that the technique also improves breathing by increasing air flow. For those wrestling with small air passages, rhinoplasty may be your solution.

What does a consultation about rhinoplasty look like?
To learn if rhinoplasty is right for you, you’ll meet with Dr. Robinson and share your aesthetic and personal goals. This will help us determine what can and can’t be accomplished through surgery. Dr. Robinson will also provide a 3D imagery to help show what the possible results from your surgery would look like.

Who’s a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
While there’s no such thing as a perfect nose, rhinoplasty is ideal for patients who desire aesthetic improvements to their nose and/or correction of functional breathing issues.

What does surgery look like?
There are two types of surgical approaches to rhinoplasty – open and closed. During the closed procedure, the incisions are made within the nostrils and cartilage manipulated from the interior. During an open procedure, an incision is made across the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils called the columella, allowing for the better access, visualization and deeper access to nasal structures when needed. Using either method depends on the patient’s goals and their inherent anatomy.

What does recovery look like?
Your nose is delicate – so at least a week or more of recovery time is expected. After a week, you’ll return to the office to have your dressing removed. And while you’re able to resume normal activity, it’s good to stay cautious and avoid contact sports or wear glasses for 6 weeks post-surgery.

Ready to explore rhinoplasty? Contact us today for your complimentary consultation 770-667-3090.