Many people feel self-conscious about the size or shape of their nose. Heredity determines how our nose grows, but past injury can also negatively impact its appearance or cause difficulty breathing. Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, can correct the nasal structure, reshaping the nose to bring it into balance with the other features of the face while alleviating breathing difficulties.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel is a board-certified plastic surgeon known as one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Oregon. Together with his team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Daniel has helped women and men improve their appearance with his personalized approach to cosmetic surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about whether nose surgery is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.
The first and most important step toward ensuring your ideal nose shape is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Daniel. This is the perfect time to discuss your goals for nose surgery, ask any questions you may have and learn about Dr. Daniel’s recommendations for the best approach.
Candidates for rhinoplasty often have:
Misshapen contours from previous nasal fracture
A nose that is disproportionate in size
Visible bumps or depressions on the bridge of your nose
An enlarged, drooping, hooked or upturned nasal tip
Breathing problems caused by a deviated septum
Dr. Daniel can create a more balanced, better-shaped nose by removing or restructuring the cartilage, improving the appearance and function of your nose.
If the appearance of the nose seems more prominent due to having a weak chin as well, Dr. Daniel may suggest undergoing a more conservative rhinoplasty in combination with chin augmentation instead. Additionally, some patients may be candidates for temporary nasal reshaping with a nonsurgical nose job , which uses injectable fillers to even out nasal contours.
Nose surgery requires about 2 to 3 hours of operating time under general anesthesia. To reshape the nose, Dr. Daniel makes a small incision at the base of the nose along the narrow tissue separating the nostrils, or may make an incision inside the nose.
The soft tissue is raised away from the cartilage and bone in order to alter the structure of the nose. Excess cartilage may be removed. In some cases, cartilage may be grafted from another area of the body to shape the nasal profile. To alter nostril size, a tiny incision is made along the natural crease of the nostril.
Recovery time after nose surgery may vary depending on your procedure, but normally lasts around 2 weeks.Splints or tubes inserted into the nose support its new structure during healing for the first week. After 2 weeks, inflammation and bruising should be minimal enough that casual observers wouldn’t notice. Dr. Daniel can also prescribe medications to help you control any discomfort. Some aching, swelling and congestion is normal during your recovery.
Most people are able to return to work within 7 to 10 days after surgery, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for 3 to 4 weeks after your rhinoplasty. Although your new nose shape should be apparent after the first month, your results may continue to settle over the next 12 months.
Nose surgery is as much about bringing all the facial features into better harmony as it is about directly reshaping the nose. After rhinoplasty, many people also notice that it’s easier to breathe more freely in addition to feeling less self-conscious about their appearance.
To learn more about your options for nose surgery, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.