As the central focus of the face, your nose plays an important role in creating a balanced, attractive facial appearance. For many men and women, a poorly proportioned or shaped nose can dramatically impact how comfortable and confident they are with their appearance. Many teens and adults suffer from a nose that lacks aesthetic appeal by being too large, too short, or too wide. Natural or trauma-caused deformities can also affect the breathing function of the nose. Dr. Messa performs rhinoplasty to improve your nasal structure, enhance your appearance, and restore balance to your facial features.
Who Can Benefit?
Many men and women are born with a poorly proportioned nose, or sometimes their nose naturally grows out of balance with the rest of their facial features. In many cases, an undesirable nasal appearance is the result of a nose that is naturally too long or too short. Some patients suffer from a drooping nasal tip that affects the overall appearance of the nose.
Crookedness Due to Trauma
Dr. Messa sees many patients who have suffered trauma to the nose that has affected their appearance. Trauma typically causes nasal humps or wide bridges to form. Rhinoplasty is the ideal treatment for sculpting damaged nasal structures to help restore an attractive facial balance.
A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage that separates the nasal passages is crooked. The obstruction to one or more nasal pathways causes difficulties breathing and can lead to snoring. A septoplasty is a specific type of nose surgery designed to correct a deviated septum and restore the functional capabilities of the nose.
What Do You Desire?
Improving the size and shape of the nose can restore a better balance to your facial appearance. An overly large nose can create the appearance of a receding chin and dwarf your other facial features. Dr. Messa’s rhinoplasty technique ensures that your newly sculpted nose works harmoniously with your other facial features to restore balance and enhance your appearance.
A Natural Aesthetic
Dr. Messa’s custom rhinoplasty techniques ensure that your newly crafted nose best highlights your natural facial features. The goal of any rhinoplasty is to provide you with the best nasal appearance possible and results that are virtually undetectable. Inconspicuous scarring and tailored results come together to achieve a natural aesthetic.
While rhinoplasty visibly corrects the nasal structures, the biggest change will be to your confidence level. For many men and women, restoring their facial balance with natural-looking results helps them feel more comfortable in their bodies and appearance. People who are more at ease with themselves tend to be more confident, which can positively impact other aspects of your life.
Addressing Your Concerns
You will experience bruising and swelling following your surgery. Nasal packing and splints are using to support your healing nasal structures. You will be required to rest with your head elevated for one week to help minimize excess swelling. Most patients return to work within two weeks of their procedure. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activities for up to four weeks. Most major swelling subsides after six weeks. After this time, you can wear eyeglasses if necessary, but they will require special support for several more weeks.
Scars A closed rhinoplasty will result in no visible scarring. However, not every patient is suited for a closed technique. Patients that undergo an open rhinoplasty may have some minor visible scarring at the base of their nostrils. The extent of scarring often depends on your body’s natural healing process. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.
Cost The cost of a rhinoplasty is determined by a number of factors and varies between patients. The extent of correction needed along with hospital fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees will all affect the ultimate cost of your procedure. A detailed quote will be provided following your consultation.
Pain There may be some initial discomfort caused by difficulty breathing due to the nasal packing. Some patients need time to adjust to the obstructed nasal airways. You may feel some mild soreness around your face. This may be controlled using an oral pain medication.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED DURING RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety.
WHO IS AN IDEAL RHINOPLASTY CANDIDATE?
Ideal nose surgery candidates are in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Patients need to be able to refrain from smoking for six weeks prior to and after surgery. Rhinoplasty may be performed on girls as young as 16 and on boys as young as 17. In the case of teenaged rhinoplasty, the child should have fully developed facial features before undergoing surgery.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPEN AND A CLOSED RHINOPLASTY?
An open technique places an incision outside the nose at the base of nostrils on the columella.
A closed technique places all incisions inside the nasal passages.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Rhinoplasty is designed to provide permanent correction of the nasal structures. Most patients achieve results that leave them satisfied for the rest of their lives.
WHAT DOES CUSTOM RHINOPLASTY MEAN?
Dr. Messa customizes each rhinoplasty procedure to best highlight the patient’s natural facial features. This is often important for patients who wish to have a nasal appearance that complements their ethnic identity.