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Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is a surgical procedure to change the appearance of the nose, most commonly the bridge and/or the tip.
The procedure can be combined with surgery of the internal nasal anatomy to improve impaired breathing. Rhinoplasty is a permanent change to the appearance of the nose.
Types of Rhinoplasty
A full rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nasal bones and nose tip. A tip rhinoplasty reshapes the cartilage inside the tip of the nose only. Sometimes the bump of the nose alone is treated surgically. A “liquid rhinoplasty” is the injection of filler into the nose to change the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty can be combined with a septoplasty to treat impaired breathing.
Anyone who is in good health and is bothered by the appearance of her or his nose, considering it out of balance with facial features, might be a candidate for rhinoplasty.
The ideal candidate for rhinoplasty is someone that would like to correct the appearance or functionality of the nose but also understands that plastic surgery will not correct poor self-esteem. While rhinoplasty undoubtedly helps patients experience a boost in confidence regarding their facial appearance, it does not have the ability to change who you are inside.
Candidates for the procedure are in good mental and physical health overall. Smokers, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and patients with certain medical conditions may not qualify for the procedure. It is important to answer all medical history questionnaires truthfully, as Clareo Centers puts patient safety and results above all else.
Which Type of Rhinoplasty Is Best for You?
To determine your eligibility for the rhinoplasty procedure and discuss the available options, please schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Tantillo.
A consultation with our Boston rhinoplasty surgeon provides an opportunity for each patient to share the cosmetic and functional concerns of their nose. After conducting a visual examination of the nose structure, he will discuss the procedure in detail so that you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most delicate facial surgeries, it requires the hands of a highly experienced surgeon. Dr. Michael Tantillo received board certification in 2000 after completing medical training at Harvard University.
He is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Consistently ranked as a Top Doctor, he has won the Patients Choice award and has been selected as a Top 10 Doctor. He is also honored to be a Real Self Top Doctor.
In addition to his training and awards, Dr. Tantillo’s practice is rooted in the idea that attentive listening during the consultation is equally as important as surgical skills in the operating room. With a caring bedside manner and genuine concern for his patients, he provides each patient with the individualized attention they deserve. At Clareo Center we strive to deliver the best rhinoplasty Boston has to offer, and achieving a great cosmetic outcome starts with listening to the patient’s goals and desires so that the results of surgery match the client’s expectations.
Rhinoplasty is a one-day surgical procedure; patients go home approximately two hours after the procedure but must keep their head elevated for the first several days after the procedure to minimize swelling. Most of the swelling will be gone by four to six weeks after the procedure; although, it takes six months for all the swelling to resolve from the nasal tip.
If work was done on the nasal bones, a splint will be applied and remain on for five days after surgery. Bruising near the nose and under-eye area is also common after rhinoplasty surgery. Most bruising will resolve in approximately two weeks after the procedure. Bruising does not indicate a problem. It is considered a normal response to facial surgery as rhinoplasty does involve a degree of tissue trauma when restructuring the bones and/or cartilage. Clareo Center serves men and women in the Boston region and beyond, including Newton, Needham, Brookline, and more that need help reducing nose size and shaping a sculpted nose that fits with the patient’s unique preferences. Call (617) 505-6818 to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Michael Tantillo today.
In some cases, patients may be instructed to apply ice to the area for up to 72 hours after the rhinoplasty procedure. Ice effectively reduces swelling and bruising because it acts as a vasoconstrictor. Ice should not be applied directly to the skin. It is important not to apply too much pressure as well.
Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated is also effective at promoting healing. Our Boston rhinoplasty patients with sedentary jobs such as in-office or clerical work can return to work seven to ten days after the surgery. Patients with physically demanding careers such as athletes and manual laborers may require more time off or modified job duties in order to facilitate healing. You will want to avoid contact with the nose for at least three months after the surgery. Activities that present a high risk of injury or trauma, such as certain sports or recreations, should be avoided.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, and colloquially called a “nose job,” is an operation to improve the appearance of the bridge as well as the tip of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also repair impaired breathing or a deviated septum.
Most rhinoplasty requires breaking and setting of the nasal bones, in which case there is often bruising for seven to ten days after surgery. Most patients return to non-strenuous work approximately a week after surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for four weeks after surgery and avoid being struck in the nose for three months after surgery.
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