Rhinoplasty, also known as a nasal tip operation, is a common plastic surgery procedure for changing and reconstructing the face. There are two forms of plastic surgeries used in rhinoplasty, reconstructive rhinoplasty which change the basic form and function of your nose, and aesthetic rhinoplasty which changes the look of your nose. With rhinoplasty, you can have your nose reshaped to make it appear wider or smaller. You can have either the bridge of your nose or the tip of your nose modified. This operation can also be used to correct drooping eyelids or a deviated septum. Your nose shape can also be changed by rhinoplasty. Learn more about Dr William Portuese, a facial plastic surgeon in Seattle Washington.

A low-invacuation approach is used in rhinoplasty. The patient is sedated with local anesthesia and then the incision is made. One or both sides of your nose may be sliced open and the skin and tissue removed. The muscle is then stitched together after which your nose is closed with stitches.

Recovery from rhinoplasty will take about a week. You will experience some bruising but the majority of swelling will be gone after a week or so. The nose may be swollen and bruised all over. There will be minor pain and discomfort associated with the bruising. The bruises will fade over time as the body heals itself.

Recovery for rhinoplasty can be quite extensive. You will need to take frequent nose-cleaning medication to reduce swelling and to help your doctor and other staff deal with the anesthesia and other complications. You will be prescribed pain medications that your doctor will determine are suitable for you. Contact Dr William Portuese | Seattle WA for more information at 206-624-6200. Some patients have trouble sleeping due to the anesthesia and bruising. This is usually resolved as the day wears on.

You may be advised by your doctor to avoid certain activities such as sleeping, eating, sneezing and even talking. These restrictions will help you recover from rhinoplasty without affecting your daily life. The nasal tip lift procedure does not make you immune to breathing problems though. In fact, it can make things worse if you have breathing problems. It is important to talk with your doctor to learn more about breathing problems and how the procedure can be used to treat them.

The cost of rhinoplasty varies from state to state. Be sure to find out how much it will cost before making a final decision on having the procedure. If you are considering the procedure, find a qualified cosmetic surgeon who will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

Dr William Portuese
1101 Madison St #1280
Seattle, WA, 98104 USA