Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) is a cosmetic surgery that helps bring a natural appearance and harmony to the face by making strategic alterations to the nose. Possible modifications to the nose can include changing the size, shape, and overall appearance. Also known as a nose job, rhinoplasty requires a unique approach to each procedure as every nose and every patient’s desires are different.
Potential benefits of a rhinoplasty include a shortened or lengthened nose, a preferable shape or contour to the nose, narrowing of the nostrils, or a lift and definition of the tip. A rhinoplasty can also be used to cure a deviated septum. Deviation of the septum can cause breathing difficulty and can be corrected during the surgery.
Every nose surgery is different but all require general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia is administered, Dr. Larry Schlesinger will begin shaping your nose to match the specifications you decided on during consultation. A rhinoplasty involves sculpting bone and cartilage to achieve the desired shape. Additionally, the bones in the nose can be repositioned to either accentuate or diminish specific areas of the nose. Once the procedure is complete, skin and soft tissues are repositioned aesthetically and strategically to aid in the recovery process.
Following surgery, Dr. Schlesinger will prescribe medications to minimize the discomfort following the procedure. A bandage or splint may be applied to stabilize internal tissues.
Due to the complexity of a rhinoplasty, there is a slight risk of complications which may require a revision surgery. For this reason it is extremely important to find a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced performing nose surgery and has a proven ability to deliver on a patient’s desires.
Serving patients from Honolulu, Maui, Kona, Hilo, and across Hawaii, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Schlesinger can meet your rhinoplasty needs and will do so with a wealth of experience to guide him.