Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a "nose job," is a surgical procedure that alters the shape of the nose. This operation, which typically lasts between 1.5 to 3 hours, can be performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgery can be conducted via two primary techniques: "closed rhinoplasty," where incisions are made within the nostrils, and "open rhinoplasty," where an incision is made across the tissue between the nostrils in addition to within the nostrils. The choice of technique depends on the extent of changes required.
Rhinoplasty can address a variety of nasal issues. For instance, it can rectify dips or bumps on the nose bridge, a nose that projects excessively, bulbous or asymmetrical nose tips, and nostrils that are too wide, large, or turn upward. It can also correct a nose that's proportionally too large or small for the face. Moreover, rhinoplasty can help with medical conditions such as sinus problems and nasal blockages. However, it's important to note that the surgery focuses on contours and not the quality of the skin itself, so it won't address spots, redness, and similar cosmetic issues.
At our premium clinic, we believe ourselves to be one of Toronto's and Mississauga's most sought-after destinations for rhinoplasty. With multiple treatments available, from surgical to non-invasive non-surgical facelifts, you're assured of an approach that respects the natural way your face ages while amplifying its beauty. Every procedure is meticulously planned and executed, reflecting your unique needs and aesthetic goals, while ensuring utmost safety and satisfaction.
Post-operative care is crucial for a successful recovery from rhinoplasty. One key aspect of this is the patient's sleeping position. For the first several weeks after surgery, patients are advised to sleep on their backs with their heads and upper bodies elevated. This position helps decrease swelling and protects the delicate, healing tissues from damage. It is particularly important to maintain this position for about 7 – 10 days after the procedure or until cleared by the surgeon.
According to medical literature, the revision rate for rhinoplasty is between 10% and 15%, indicating an 85 to 90 % success rate. However, this rate could be higher if the operation is performed by board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in this procedure.
Determining whether you're a good candidate for rhinoplasty involves several factors. Ideal candidates are generally in good health, do not have heart or lung conditions, are not pregnant or nursing, do not smoke, can abstain from alcohol consumption, and have realistic expectations about the procedure. The shape of your face, your chin position, and the width of your eyes, cheeks, and forehead also play a role in determining what kind of nose will best fit your face. A consultation with a surgical professional is necessary to evaluate your candidacy for the procedure.
The timeline for seeing the final results of rhinoplasty varies among individuals. Major bruising typically subsides within 2-4 weeks, and any obvious traces of surgery should not be visible after about a month. However, the initial results of the surgery started to become apparent after week 4. It's important to note that the nose will continue to subtly heal and change shape over time. Most patients see a noticeable difference in the appearance of their noses and get an idea of what the outcome will look like around 4-6 months after their rhinoplasty, with most of the initial swelling diminished by the four-month mark. However, final results may not show until a year after surgery.