Rhinoplasty by ROXY Plastic Surgery
Are you unhappy with your nose? From getting rid of a hump you see when you turn sideways to refining the tip to be smaller or dealing with breathing problems, Dr. Grawe is experienced in Rhinoplasty and can help change your nose into something you are proud of!
Most people find that a “nose job” or rhinoplasty doesn’t make them look like a different person. Patients who undergo rhinoplasty say that they feel more confident when their nose fits their face better. Whatever your reasons, you will find that at ROXY Plastic Surgery, you can have the nose you are dreaming about!
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HOW IT WORKS
Rhinoplasty surgery is an outpatient surgery so you can go home the same day. The surgery takes about 2-3 hours. Most people go all the way to sleep (general anesthesia) but some types of rhinoplasty can be accomplished with twilight sleep (IV sedation). There is usually a small scar on the bottom of your nose and the rest of the surgery is performed inside your nose. You will wake up from surgery with stitches and a dressing in place and will be able to leave to go home about an hour after your procedure is finished.
Most people have some discomfort after surgery which is easily taken care of with pain medicine which will be prescribed for you by Dr. Grawe. You will notice a difference right away… You will have some swelling and possibly bruising for 1-2 weeks after surgery. Most people will need a splint on the outside of your nose and may have splints inside the nose also. Your stitches and splints will be removed in the office. Before you know it, you are on your way to loving your nose and being more confident at work and at home!
You will notice a difference immediately after surgery but you will be swollen and the results will improve with time as the swelling goes down. You will need to sleep with your head elevated for the first week.
You should not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You should walk around immediately after surgery and NOT stay in bed. This is important to prevent blood clots. You should eat a healthy diet and as much protein as possible to promote good healing.
You may drive and return to work when you are no long taking prescription pain medicine. Most people are able to return to a light duty job about 2 weeks after surgery.
Remember that everyone is different. Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone. The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from this surgery. The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after surgery.
Patients worry that they may look completely different after rhinoplasty (nose job), but you will continue to look like you… but with a better nose! You will love what you see when you look in the mirror and see yourself in pictures. After rhinoplasty, you will feel that your nose goes better with your other facial features and doesn’t stand out.
With every surgery there are risks involved including bleeding, infection, blood clots, pain, scarring, delayed healing and need for further surgery. Here are some complications specific to Rhinoplasty:
The human face is normally asymmetric. There can be variation from one side to the other in the results obtained from rhinoplasty. If this occurs, further surgery may be necessary.
This is a very rare risk of rhinoplasty which means a hole develops in the nasal septum. Additional surgical treatment may be necessary to repair the nasal septum.