The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Your rhinoplasty procedure is catered to address your specific needs and the challenges of your nose. The procedure is performed at our state-of-the-art surgical center under local or general anesthesia, depending on your unique needs, and concludes within 2 to 3 hours. The specific steps involved in the procedure differ from one treatment plan to the next. However, the following is a broad overview of the steps involved:
The surgeon delivers local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation, depending on your specific treatment plan.
The incision will be made within the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or across the columella, the tissue separating the nostrils (open rhinoplasty). The skin covering the nasal bones and cartilage will be raised to work on the underlying structure.
The nose structure will be reshaped and adjusted according to your unique needs. In some cases, excess bone and cartilage will be removed to reduce the nose size. In other cases, cartilage grafts might be derived from the septum, ear, or ribs to increase the size.
If you have a deviated septum, it will be straightened to improve your breathing.
After the necessary changes are made, the surgeon will redrape the nasal skin and close the incisions.
The surgeon will provide nasal splints and gauze packing to facilitate smooth healing and hold the results in place. You’ll have to wear splints and packing for a few days.