Rhinoplasty Surgery

Have you ever asked the question, “Where is the best place to get rhinoplasty near me?” The staff at North Carolina Specialty Hospital assures you that we offer the best nose job surgeons to reshape your nose to your desired aesthetic. NCSH provides a nonjudgmental atmosphere with exceptional service to our patients who need or want rhinoplasty or plastic surgery in general. With cutting-edge technology and an innovative surgical approach, our rhinoplasty surgeons will give you the care you deserve. The finished product will make you ecstatic that you chose NCSH for your rhinoplasty surgery.

What is Rhinoplasty?

 A patient undergoes evaluation for rhinoplasty surgery options.

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a form of plastic surgery that alters the appearance of the nose. It is usually performed by highly skilled and highly trained rhinoplasty surgeons. Whether the rhinoplasty surgery is designed to reshape or resize the nose or to repair damage, the rhinoplasty surgeons at NCSH will give you the outcome you desire.

Why Rhinoplasty Surgery May Be for You

Patients who seek rhinoplasty surgery may do so for many reasons. Though some seek rhinoplasty surgery for cosmetic alterations, many seek surgery to alleviate medical complications such as:

  • Deviated septum
  • Breathing complications such as sleep apnea
  • Cleft palate or lip
  • Trauma-related abnormalities
  • Sinus issues
  • Allergies
  • Polyps or masses

Regardless of your reasoning behind receiving rhinoplasty surgery, know that choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon at NCSH will provide you with the best and safest care for your desired result.

The Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery is a difficult procedure to perform because of the cartilage and chances for scarring. Therefore, a highly trained rhinoplasty surgeon, such as the ones who make up the team at NCSH, should perform your operation.

Before your surgery, you will meet with your doctor and discuss why you want or need rhinoplasty surgery as well as what your intended result is. Your doctor will study your medical history and evaluate your facial features to check your desired outcome’s plausibility.

As the surgery commences, you will be provided with either general anesthesia, which will put you to sleep, or local anesthesia, for sedation, and your nose will be numbed so you avoid feeling any pain.

The surgery will take between one and a half and three hours. Generally, rhinoplasty surgery will be an outpatient procedure, so you can recover in the comfort of your own home.

There are two primary types of rhinoplasty surgery:

  1. Open rhinoplasty: In an open rhinoplasty surgery, the surgeon will make an incision across the columella (the tissue linking the nasal tip to the nasal base, and separating the nostrils).
  2. Closed rhinoplasty: In a closed rhinoplasty surgery, the rhinoplasty surgeon makes an incision on the inside of the nostril.

If the surgery calls for a more intense procedure, the rhinoplasty surgeon may cut across the base of the nose.

When performing the surgery, the rhinoplasty surgeon will cut into the nose and start reshaping the cartilage to your desired appearance. If fixing a deviated septum, the rhinoplasty surgeon will straighten the septum and adjust inside the nose to increase breathing.

After the rhinoplasty surgery, you will experience some discomfort that can be contained with proper medication. Make sure you take medication either advised or prescribed by your doctor. Some medications may include ibuprofen, which may increase the risk of post-surgery bleeding. You should keep your head elevated for 24 hours. You will undergo swelling and bruising that will start to heal after the third day, but these effects may last up to two weeks. For a week, you will wear a splint on the inside and outside of the nose to offer protection while the nose heals.

You should also avoid rigorous exercise for two to three weeks and avoid wearing glasses for four to five weeks.

As with any surgery, there are potential risks. The risks include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Numbness or pain
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Need for another operation
  • Scarring
  • Reaction to anesthesia

Though there are risks, do not let them deter you from receiving the rhinoplasty surgery you want.

Why Choose North Carolina Specialty Hospital for Rhinoplasty?

The doctors at NCSH are the best rhinoplasty surgeons to see for your nose job, no matter your reasoning for receiving the service. Our rhinoplasty surgeons come highly skilled, trained, and board certified. They have spent excessive time researching and sharpening their skills with their education from medical school, where they completed a residency in plastic surgery. On top of performing rhinoplasty surgery, many surgeons have also completed fellowships to obtain extra training in subspecialties, like cranio-maxillofacial procedures or microvascular surgery.

Along with training, our NCSH staff works with significant technical knowledge that allows them to perform many types of procedures, including minimally invasive surgeries that speed healing time and lower risks of complications.

If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, request an appointment online to talk to one of our expert plastic surgeons to prepare your steps to receive your procedure.

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