Nose jobs are popular because the nose is in the center of the face. Any flaw is obvious to you and those around you. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen of Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center, offers rhinoplasty for men and women in Modesto, Stockton and surrounding areas of California.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Nose reshaping, also known as rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure for recontouring the nose. Many people are unhappy with the shape, size, proportion, or contour of their nose. Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery can reshape the nose, helping the nose look more proportionate to the rest of the face.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Nose reshaping is customized to each patient. Some of the most common problems that are corrected with rhinoplasty are:
- Bumps on the bridge of the nose
- Crooked nose
- Nostril shape and size
- Upturned or downturned tip
Although cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed primarily for aesthetic reasons, some patients benefit from improved breathing and sleeping.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
The inside of the nose is comprised of numerous delicate structures that help you breathe, such as cartilage, soft tissue and bone. Rhinoplasty may modify one or more of these structures to achieve the desired improvement. You may need open or closed rhinoplasty, which refers to the extent of the surgery. Open nose jobs mean that the skin layer of the nose is peeled back and is generally recommended for problems in the upper portion of the nose. Closed rhinoplasty only requires and incision in the skin between the nostrils.
Septoplasty is a common type of rhinoplasty that corrects a deviated septum. Many people who experience fatigue and poor sleep habits have deviated septum. Snoring may also indicate that a person has a deviated septum. This type of nose job is both cosmetic and functional in nature. Correcting the septum often modifies the linear appearance of the nose.
What to Expect from Rhinoplasty
You will have several follow-up appointments during the week after your nose reshaping. You may have bruising, including black eyes, swelling and discomfort. Dr. Enevoldsen may recommend over-the-counter pain medications, or he may give you a prescription for medications to control the pain. You will not be able to blow your nose, and your nose may be stuffy. You may need to take up to two weeks off from work and other activities. Healing can take up to three months, so you should take precautions to protect your nose from being injured.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Modesto, CA?
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by medical insurance. We provide an estimated cost after your consultation, and you may have additional fees. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, checks, major credit cards and financing through Med Loan Finance and CareCredit®.
Do you wish that your nose was smaller or straighter? Do you have chronic problems breathing through your nose and snore when you sleep? You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Find out if nose reshaping is right for you. Contact Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center today to schedule a personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.