Are you considering nose plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery on the nose (rhinoplasty) is the third most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the USA with over 200,000 performed annually.
What Is Nose Plastic Surgery?
Rhinoplasty is quite simply the medical term for what most people know as a ‘nose job’ or plastic surgery for the nose. It is a procedure whereby the nose is corrected and reconstructed either for aesthetic or functional reasons. The surgery can be done using local or general anesthesia and is often done at a day clinic, although sometimes an overnight stay in hospital is preferred.
During this surgery, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage which support the nose. Surgeons usually make these incisions on the inside of the nose to ensure that they are not visible afterward. Some bone and cartilage may be removed, and tissue (from elsewhere on the body or synthetic ‘filler’) may even be added. After rearranging and reshaping the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue are replaced over the nose.
Preparing for Nose Plastic Surgery
Before your surgery, you will have a consultation with your surgeon. A good surgeon will be honest with you when discussing your expectations. Many surgeons today use digital imaging to give you an idea of what your new nose will look like. You will then schedule your surgery for a time that suits you and when you can afford to take at least a week off work, etc.
On the day of the surgery, you should arrive early and bring loose fitting clothing, preferably with a front buttoning shirt so as not to bump or even touch the nose when getting dressed to return home. Arrange for someone to drive you home as you should not drive after rhinoplasty. Firstly, your vision may be somewhat obstructed, and secondly, you may feel too groggy.
It is very important to take it easy for a few weeks post-op – make sure you read as much as possible so you are well prepared.
About Dr. Wolf and Why Dr. Wolf for Nose Plastic Surgery in Miami
In Miami, Dr. Carlos Wolf is the surgeon to see for superb rhinoplasty work. His skill and talent are remarkable. Schedule a consultation and you could be loving your new look in no time.
Frequently Asked Questions on Nose Plastic Surgery