How Long is Recovery from a Rhinoplasty?

If you want to change your nose’s size, shape, or overall appearance, rhinoplasty can help. Many people feel like their nose does not fit with their other facial features. At Faces Fort Worth, we can help you achieve the nose you want to see in the mirror

How Does a Rhinoplasty Work?

You will be under IV sedation or general anesthesia, so you will not feel any discomfort. During the procedure, your surgeon will access the cartilage and structure of the nose, often through incisions inside the nose. They will reshape the structure of the nose as well as the skin and tissue to achieve the desired appearance.  The surgeon may use cartilage from your ear or another part of your body to add to your nose if necessary. 

How Long is Recovery From a Rhinoplasty?

After your procedure, the surgeon will put a splint on your nose to protect it. This will remain in place for about one week. You will have some amount of bruising and swelling after surgery, which should resolve within one to two weeks. Swelling can take several months to resolve, so your full results will continue to develop. 

What are the Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty offers many benefits, and not all of them are aesthetic. Functional rhinoplasty can correct breathing problems due to a deviated septum or other nasal problems, allowing people to breathe more normally and feel more comfortable. Some rhinoplasties, called revision rhinoplasties, improve or correct the results of a previous procedure. 

The most significant benefit of rhinoplasty is improved self-esteem. You may feel more confident around others, knowing that they are looking at you and not at your nose. For people who have felt that their nose did not look right for their face, having the nose they always wanted can make them feel a renewed sense of self-confidence. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

Most people who want to change the appearance of their nose or correct a breathing problem can have a rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates are in good health and have reasonable expectations for their results after consulting with a Faces Fort Worth expert. 

What Results Will I See From a Rhinoplasty?

After the swelling has subsided, you can fully appreciate your reshaped nose. You should expect this to take a few months. People who have a functional rhinoplasty will notice that they can breathe better as soon as any swelling inside the nose goes away. Those who have their nose aesthetically enhanced will see a nose that matches their facial features and complements their overall appearance, making a perfect center for your face. 

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about facelift costs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.

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