Rhinoplasty is a somewhat common cosmetic surgical procedure. Many patients who are interested in rhinoplasty surgery have questions about the procedure, how its performed, and the risks involved. In this article, we are going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty surgery.
What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a “nose job”) is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to change the shape of the patient’s nose. The ultimate goal of this surgery is to resolve any functional issues and improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose.
Are there Risks Involved with Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Every surgical procedure has a certain amount of risk. That being said, rhinoplasty surgery is very safe and has a low level of risk. Your surgeon will explain all of the potential risks to you prior to your procedure, and also talk about how to best minimize these risks.
Will I be Given Anesthesia During the Procedure?
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be put under for the entirety of the surgery.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From the Procedure?
Recovery times vary with every patient. You will likely need to wear a nasal splint for a week or two following the procedure. Bruising and swelling around the eyes is also common for several weeks after the procedure. Your surgeon will inform you when it’s OK to return to normal activities.
Twin Cities Rhinoplasty Surgeon
At Riverview Facial Plastic, we focus on providing comprehensive facial plastic surgical and nonsurgical enhancements as well as other aesthetic services like medically supervised weight loss. Dr. Schneider is board certified in head and neck surgery (otolaryngology) with a sub-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our clinic is located in St. Paul, but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro and surrounding area. Call Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today with Dr. Schneider at 651-571-4499.