Rhinoplasty is a nasal re-shaping surgery performed to adjust the size, shape, and contours of the nose in order to enhance the appearance and symmetry of a person’s face. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to treat certain types of respiratory problems. At our Gainesville, Florida practice, we can determine if rhinoplasty is the best treatment to meet your needs and if the procedure can be performed with another facial rejuvenation procedure.
During the rhinoplasty procedure, the surgeon will make an incision either inside the nostrils or, if the circumstance warrants it, across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils. The surgeon will work through these incisions, sculpting the bone, cartilage, and other tissues to the patient’s desired shape. Special splints may be placed in the nose to help maintain the shape. The exact placement of these surgical incisions and other particulars about the surgery will be determined during the rhinoplasty consultation.
When you visit our Gainesville, Florida practice for a rhinoplasty, we will be able to provide you with more in-depth post-surgical instructions. In general, it is recommended that patients keep physical activity to a minimum for a few weeks. This time frame will vary depending on the extent of your surgery. There may also be other restrictions on activity based on the nature of the rhinoplasty performed.
To schedule a consultation at our Gainesville, Florida practice for rhinoplasty, contact Gaines Plastic Surgery today.