A rhinoplasty is a surgery that can help you reshape the size and angle of your nose and improve its appearance. It can also help you correct breathing problems or disfigurement resulting from trauma or birth defect.
The surgery can be done with general or local anesthesia. The surgeon will make incisions between or inside the nostrils and then proceed to reshape the inner bone and cartilage of the nose to get the desired result.
In case the septum deviates, it will be straightened to correct the patient’s correct breathing. This procedure usually takes between one or two hours.
Once the surgery is completed, a nasal splint will be placed for the first week. The patient can experience some swelling and bruising around the eyes but should be able to return to their normal activities within two to three weeks after the surgery.
Even though the swelling might take from six months to a year to heal, you will notice gradual changes refining the appearance of your nose. The results of this surgery can be long-lasting with good skincare and a healthy lifestyle.