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What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a type of surgery that it used to alter the structure and the appearance of the nose. It is often used for cosmetic purposes but can also be used to help people who have suffered nose injuries to breath better.

Is rhinoplasty a good option for me?

Rhinoplasty is a suitable if –

  • You’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose and it’s making you self-conscious and negatively affecting your confidence
  • You have difficulty breathing as a result of a nose injury or the natural shape of your nose

What can rhinoplasty be used to change?

Rhinoplasty can be used to alter the following –

  • The tip of your nose
  • The width of the bridge
  • The size and shape of the nostrils

How do I find a good surgeon?

There are certain criteria you should consider when selecting a surgeon to perform rhinoplasty. These include –

  • Training
  • Qualifications
  • Experience performing rhinoplasty
  • Location
  • Before and after results

Although the above are all important criteria, the best way to know if a surgeon is a good fit for you is by booking a consultation.

What is the recovery time?

In the first 7-10 days following your surgery, you’ll be required to wear a nasal splint. Swelling around your eyes is normal in the first few weeks after surgery and it’s advised that you do not engage in any strenuous physical activity for up to a month.

Are there any risks?

There are risks with any type of cosmetic surgery, however the risks that come with rhinoplasty are minimal and it is generally a very safe type of surgery.

The biggest risks are infection, excessive bleeding and an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic. However these risks are minimal and not experienced by the majority of patients.

Dr. O’Daniel

Louisville Plastic Surgeon combines science and art to achieve harmony, proportion and balance at his Louisville plastic surgery office. He brings extensive training and experience and 30 years of experience to the full spectrum of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, with dual board certifications in facial plastic surgery and plastic surgery, fellowship training in facial nerve surgery and craniofacial surgery and pediatric plastic surgery.

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