The nose is a very sensitive part of the face and even though it is an important part of the respiratory system, it also plays the role of making the face look attractive. Many people are increasingly seeking better looking nose in order to enhance their facial appearance. A nose job procedure is designed to reshape the nose and give it the desired shape to increase attractiveness and allow the patient to breathe better.
There are different procedures a cosmetic surgeon can use to conduct a nose job. The technique the surgeon will use will depend on the end result you want to achieve. The procedures can be conducted by use of local or general anesthesia. The surgeon can either use an open or closed technique. With the open procedure, the surgeon will make all the incisions outside your nose while with the closed procedure, all the cuts will be made inside your nose.
In order to reshape the nose, the cosmetic surgeon will make the required cuts on the nose and will raise the soft tissue in order to reach the bone and cartilage. The surgeon may then break the bone and reshape it or simply reshape the cartilage.
You will probably be ready to go home within an hour of the surgery. You will need to wear a splint over your nose in the first week to protect the nose during recovery. Usually, the stitches used inside the nose are absorbed and will not need removal. If there are removable stitches outside the nose, the surgeon will advise you on when they are due for removal.
You may also experience some swelling around the eyes and the face may feel puffy, especially during the first two days. These will normally subside from the third day onwards. You can resume your normal daily activities within two to three weeks, but strenuous activity should be avoided until you are completely healed.
Why a nose job
A nose job can help in correcting several nose issues. The size of the nose can be changed in order to give the face proper balance, while any bumps or depressions on the nose that are noticeable can be straightened out. If the tip of the nose is too big, it can be reduced, and if it is drooping, it can be raised to the desired position. Nostrils that are too large can also be reduced to a normal-looking size. If the airways of the patient’s nose are obstructed, then the surgeon will need to carefully correct the deviated septum in order to free the airway and allow the patient to breathe with ease.