Rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose surgery or nose job, is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of the nose in harmony with the rest of the facial features. Dr. Lane Smith is an experienced cosmetic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV for a variety of procedures, which also include breast implants, tummy tuck, breast lift, labiaplasty, and liposuction, in addition to rhinoplasty.
Nose is a prominent, central feature of the face, which plays a key role in determining the aesthetic appeal of the face. Any slightest aberration in the size or shape of the nose can have a significant impact on an individual’s overall facial appearance. If the entire face is highly attractive, and just the nasal tip is broad, or there is a bump on the nasal bridge, or the size of the nose is slightly larger than it should be, it can take away the entire “good look” impact of the face.
As an experienced plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Smith understands how rhinoplasty has the potential to dramatically enhance the looks of a person with just subtle changes to the nose. In many cases, all that the surgeon needs to do is to bring the nose in proportion with the rest of the facial features, and the person can look much more attractive. In some cases, the cosmetic surgeon may also perform rhinoplasty to correct functional anomalies of the nose that may be causing obstruction in breathing or other difficulties.
Customized Treatment with Computer Imaging
Dr. Smith tries to provide custom treatments to suit a particular patient’s needs for procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast lift, labiaplasty, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. In case of rhinoplasty, he employs advanced computer imaging technology to help meet the unique aesthetic goals of a patient as closely as possible. The technology also helps ensure that the basic integrity of the face remains intact, and improvements appear very natural and subtle.
The surgeon may decide to perform rhinoplasty under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on the individual case. Dr. Smith typically performs this surgery from inside of the nose so that no visible scars occur on the outside. The treatment approach will be decided according to the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Ethnic patients such as African Americans or Caucasians may usually need to reduce the size of the nose and make the nasal tip more refined. Asian patients on the other hand often have a need to increase the size of the nose in proportion to the rest of the facial features.
Recovery and Results
Following rhinoplasty, the patient will have to wear a cast on the nose for about a week to 10 days. Mild pain and discomfort may be experienced by most patients for the first few days. A skilled surgeon will ensure that bruising and bleeding is minimized so that the healing takes place faster. Full effects of the rhinoplasty procedure will show up as the bruising and swelling resolves completely over a few weeks. Results of rhinoplasty are usually very long lasting or permanent.