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How TO Choose the best rhinoplasty specialist ?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) was listed as one of the top five cosmetic procedures in 2011. For many, this facial cosmetic surgery is a great way to bring balance to their face. But before you dive into getting a nose job, there are a few things that you should know. Choosing the best rhinoplasty specialist is probably the most important decision that you will need to make regarding your surgery. If you are looking to alter any part of your nose, you will need to choose a board-certified surgeon that specializes in the face and nose area. You will want a facial plastic surgeon that is trained in the two parts of nasal surgery- aesthetics and function. Not only do you need results that look beautiful, but you will want to be able to breathe through your nose without any trouble. Most patients that are seeking rhinoplasty Virginia are looking for natural and subtle changes that will enhance their facial characteristics. Many rhinoplasty patients are looking for a little refinement not a drastic change. Since the nose is the central feature of the face, even the smallest changes can have significant impact on the overall harmony and balance of the face. Usually, female patients will seek a rhinoplasty specialist to achieve a more feminine looking nose. This typically consists of a more refined and soft tip of the nose. Although men will undergo rhinoplasty to reduce their strong nose features such as a bump, the majority of them will use rhinoplasty to repair or weakening problems caused by birth, injury, or previous surgeries. For the more significant changes to the nose tip or to correct “bulbous� noses, surgeons will usually use external rhinoplasty techniques. What this means is that the surgeon will make a small cut on the columella (tissue that connects the lip with the tip of the nose). From there, the surgeon will use cartilage struts to straighten and refine the shape of the nose by removing or repositioning the cartilage. In order to correct a highbridge nose, the nasal bone is typically fractured or precisely broken when taking the bridge down. This technique is usually used so that the nose does not end up looking wider after the removal.


Although the results of rhinoplasty may take up to a year to see, most patients are able to return to work after a week if the surgery is minor, and up to two weeks for more extensive surgeries. It may take some time for patients to become comfortable with being seen in public, and return to full physical activity. Be aware that if you participate in the contact activities, the recovery time may be longer. Also, be aware that you will need to wear a splint over the nose for the first week after the surgery. One of the most asked questions regarding rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty is whether or not the surgery will affect your smell. In most cases, smell is not affected in the long term, but occasionally some patients will have some swelling that will impair it temporarily but this typically is not a long term issue. The swelling should subside a week or two after surgery and the sense of smell should return to normal immediately after.


How TO Choose the best rhinoplasty specialist ?