A Complete Guide to Rhinoplasty Surgery (Part I)
Capable of permanently transforming the shape, size, or overall appearance of one’s nose, rhinoplasty continues to be a highly sought-after procedure. So much so, that according to the 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 218,924 instances of rhinoplasty surgery were performed that year. This made it the third most popular cosmetic surgery of 2017, and the popularity of rhinoplasty only continues to flourish.
If you are in the Troy, MI area and are interested in how you can join the ranks of thousands who have benefited from rhinoplasty, contact AMAE plastic surgery today for a consultation. In the meantime, dive into this 2-part article on everything a patient needs to know before getting rhinoplasty -as well as links to rhinoplasty before and after photos.
The Rhinoplasty Consultation
Perhaps better known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a form of plastic surgery that both sculpts the shape of the nose’s exterior for aesthetic purposes, and the noses interior to aid with breathing. Successful rhinoplasty surgery provides the patient with a nose that still looks natural, but exists in better harmony and balance with the rest of the face. The general consensus is that the best rhinoplasty results are those where the nose doesn’t look as though it has been so much as touched.
In order to determine if one is a good candidate for rhinoplasty, one must first visit AMAE for a consultation with board certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. Patients will be have the opportunity to discuss any and all cosmetic concerns they have going into rhinoplasty. Dr. Ali will also check for any potential breathing issues by carefully examining the inside of the patient’s nose.
During the consultation, rhinoplasty patients frequently shown before-and-after photos of past rhinoplasty patients whose noses are similar in size to their own. This allows patients a better understanding of what they can realistically expect from rhinoplasty.
Ideal Rhinoplasty Candidate
Rhinoplasty candidates must first and foremost be of sufficient nasal maturity (usually no younger than 15 years of age.) Rhinoplasty patients must also have the emotional maturity required to completely understand the purpose of rhinoplasty and all risks and implications included therein. Patients should also make sure their goals do not exceed the limitations of the procedure, and go into their rhinoplasty surgery with realistic expectations of the outcome.
Additionally, at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI, we strong discourage anyone suffering from body dysmorphia from undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. While everyone experiences a certain element of insecurity from time to time, it is important to us that more intense feelings of physical insecurity not be our rhinoplasty patient’s main motivator.
Conditions Rhinoplasty Treats
At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI, we provide rhinoplasty as a method of treating a number of conditions. For starters, rhinoplasty can be used to treat bumps at the bridge of the nose known as Dorsal Humps. Rhinoplasty can also address the width of one’s nose, as well as correct asymmetry in noses that are deviated or twisted.
Rhinoplasty can also correct issues of the nasal airway, such as internal valve collapse or septal deviation, and can also be performed to repair drooping nasal tips. Rhinoplasty is also beneficial in repairing deformities caused by trauma to the nose.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
Much like all other forms of surgery, being thoroughly prepared is the key to a successful rhinoplasty procedure with a smooth recovery period. Prior to undergoing rhinoplasty, we recommend our patients regularly apply the homeopathic herb arnica to the treatment area. This will help reduce swelling, bruising, and bleeding.
For at least a month prior to rhinoplasty surgery, patients should also avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol. In the month leading up to their surgery, rhinoplasty patients must also refrain from smoking.
Rhinoplasty – Troy, MI Area
When a patient visits AMAE for rhinoplasty, they can take comfort in knowing their experience will be nothing short of exceptional. 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.