New Year, New Nose

Rhinoplasty | San Francisco CAThis year, we’re focusing on feeling better about ourselves, and spending the whole year in pursuit of that goal. So, if your one goal is finally saying goodbye to the nostrils that bother you, or the tip of the nose that kids always seem to make fun of, keep reading. It’s time to learn about rhinoplasty.

Who is a good candidate?

The situations or conditions that keep you from getting other surgeries may prevent you from being a good candidate for rhinoplasty. So, if you have a health condition that affects your immune system, or having anesthesia is a risk for you, we want to know and plan accordingly. Sometimes, those issues may prevent you from getting rhinoplasty, but not always.

Either way, you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Through rhinoplasty, we can  reshape the bridge of your nose, tweak the tip of your nose, shrink the size of your nostrils, or even balance an asymmetric nose.

How long does it take to recover?

The procedure of a rhinoplasty can be performed in a few hours, though the time it takes will vary by patient and what your desires are. We follow up with you periodically to make sure you’re healing well after you have gone home to recuperate. About a week after your surgery, we may recommend that you come in for a visit. This visit is designed to check on your healing, though we can also provide tips to help you continue to heal quickly. We will remove the cast and the packing from your nose, which helps patients feel much more themselves.

You’ll likely want to time off of work or school to heal, so plan ahead for your own recovery process. Some people are known to heal a little slower than others, so don’t push yourself too fast.  It may take around two weeks for your bruising and swelling to subside, which is when most people feel comfortable returning back to work.

If you’re ready to learn more about rhinoplasty, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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