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WASHINGTON, DC, February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rhinoplasty, more commonly called a "nose job," is a surgical procedure in which the shape and size of your nose are altered to bring it into proper alignment with the rest of your face. As one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States today, rhinoplasty permanently changes the appearance of your nose to provide a more appealing, balanced, and youthful facial appearance.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are two types of rhinoplasty:
- Open rhinoplasty - Incisions are made inside of your nostrils and along the skin that separates them.
- Closed rhinoplasty - Incisions are only made inside of your nostrils.
The type of rhinoplasty that best fits your needs will depend on factors like the shape and size of your natural nose, and your final aesthetic goals. This is best determined by an experienced, board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon.
With both types of rhinoplasty, your surgeon will be able to address problems such as:
- A nose that is too large or too small
- A nose that is crooked or bent
- A nose that is too pointy or too flat
- A nose that is bulbous or bumpy
- Closed nostrils that impact breathing
The bottom line is, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, one of the rhinoplasty procedures can be used to provide you with results that compliment your entire appearance.
Rhinoplasty Risks and Recovery
Rhinoplasty is a safe procedure that seldom results in complications. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved. These risks include excessive bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, visible scarring, and asymmetrical results. Working with an experienced cosmetic surgeon and following all of your doctor's postsurgical advice can help reduce these risks.
Recovery from rhinoplasty can take up to one month. During this time, swelling and bruising are common. Pain generally subsides within 24 to 48 hours and can be dealt with by using medications prescribed by your surgeon.
Work can generally be resumed within 1 week. Normal activities such as strenuous exercise may need to wait 2 to 4 weeks. Your cosmetic surgeon will work with you during this time to help you determine when it is best to resume all of your activities.
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent. This often makes the brief recovery period well worth the wait. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, talk to a facial plastic surgeon about your options for rhinoplasty today.
If you would like more information about rhinoplasty and live in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia, please visit the website of NOVA SurgiCare to learn more about your options at http://www.novasurgicare.com.
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