Understanding the rhinoplasty procedure

RhinoplastyWhen making a first impression, it is desirable to look your absolute best. The nose is one of the most prominent facial features that can impact one’s overall appearance. A nose that is out of proportion or harmony with the rest of the face, or a nose that is misshapen, can cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance and can negatively affect one’s overall look. If you are unhappy with your nose, it may be time to speak to a professional about a nose job, or “rhinoplasty.”

What is a rhinoplasty procedure?

The rhinoplasty procedure is a surgical treatment that addresses the appearance of the nose. A rhinoplasty can improve:

  • Shape of the nose
  • The tip of the nose
  • The width of the nose
  • The alignment of the nose
  • The shape of the nostrils
  • A humped nasal bridge
  • Nasal function (chronic congestion and breathing concerns)
  • Deformities of the nose or nostrils

Who is a candidate for a rhinoplasty procedure?

The rhinoplasty can be performed on any adult patient who wants to address a permanent problem with the nasal area. To determine candidacy, patients should call Cilento Facial Plastics to request a consultation visit, during which Dr. Ben Cilento and the patient can discuss their needs and determine if a rhinoplasty surgical procedure will benefit them.

What should I expect from healing and recovery?

As with any surgery, patients should expect post-operative instructions from their doctor. This information is given to help patients heal properly and reduce the risk of complications, including infection and noticeable scarring. During the first 24 hours, patients may not feel their best. However, when following the instructions from the doctor, each day the patient will improve. Patients should also pay close attention to anything unusual that occurs and seek medical treatment if advised. This may include continued nasal discharge and blood or signs of infection.

Request a consultation today

At Cilento Facial Plastics of Spring, TX, patients in the community have access to facial cosmetic surgeries with a trained and experienced professional. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ben Cilento by calling (346) 300-FACE and visiting Suite 200 at 2940 FM 2920.