A Complete Guide to Rhinoplasty Surgery (Part II)
When a person decides to get rhinoplasty, they’re making a choice that will impact the remainder of their lives. Such a big decision requires first acquiring all necessary knowledge regarding the procedure.
In Part II of our Complete Guide to Rhinoplasty Surgery, board certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon continues to discuss everything a prospective patient needs to know before visiting us for rhinoplasty.
The Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure
At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI, most of our rhinoplasty procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. There are two distinct methods of performing the procedure: Open Rhinoplasty and Closed Rhinoplasty. While both methods involve making an incision in the internal nostril region, Open Rhinoplasty also includes an additional, external incision on the tissue dividing the nostrils.
The skin of the nose will then be “undraped,” allowing for visibility of the nose’s inner structures. Open Rhinoplasty allows for substantial changes to be made to the nose, and is most commonly performed either to correct a previous, “botched” procedure, and on patients whose noses have a particularly challenging anatomy.
During Closed Rhinoplasty, on the other hand, no external incisions are made. With them all instead made inside the nose, Open Rhinoplasty is less likely to result in scarring. However, the results of Closed Rhinoplasty are considerably subtler than Open Rhinoplasty.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali carefully determines the method of rhinoplasty best suited to meet his patients’ needs, and has an outstanding track record performing countless instances of both Open and Closed Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Recovery & Downtime
While no two cases of rhinoplasty are ever the same, most cases of both open and closed rhinoplasty are followed by at least one-to-two weeks of downtime. Most Closed Rhinoplasty patients experience the most rapid period of recovery within 5 to 6 days, after which time they are free to remove the splint from their nose and resume their normal daily routine.
But although rhinoplasty patients usually experience a relatively quick period of initial recovery, their complete healing process can continue for as long as one to three years. Since the skin of the nose requires time to shrink to its new, underlying framework, the total healing process is longer than many other forms of cosmetic surgery.
But while rhinoplasty patients do experience a recovery period longer than other plastic surgery patients, they generally also experience less pain. While rhinoplasty usually results in a fair amount of bruising and swelling, patients routinely report any pain following the procedure to be surprisingly tolerable. To ensure his rhinoplasty patients experience as little pain as possible, board-certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali gladly recommends and prescribes appropriate pain medications.
Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Be it rhinoplasty, open heart surgery, or anything in between, no surgery whatsoever can be successfully performed unless carried out by a skilled, certified, and experienced surgeon.
For anyone in the Troy, MI area looking for the right rhinoplasty surgeon, the choice is simple: board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. Dr. Ali’s years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery poise him as the area’s leading provider of rhinoplasty.
Dr. Ali carefully and precisely provides his rhinoplasty patients that both meet their aesthetic goals, and maintain or improve their noses functionality. Choosing the right surgeon is perhaps the most important decision a person must make after deciding to get rhinoplasty. In selecting Dr. Ali, patients are guaranteed to have made the right choice.
Rhinoplasty Surgery – Troy, MI Area
At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area we are thoroughly committed to providing all of our rhinoplasty patients with the best treatment experience possible.
If you live in the greater Troy, MI area – and you’re ready to look and feel great about your nose with rhinoplasty – call AMAE Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.