Last year over 200,000 patients opted to have their noses reshaped with rhinoplasty, making it one of the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in America. If you are considering rhinoplasty, it is essential to gather as much information about the surgery as you can. Even if you have a general idea of how rhinoplasty with Dr. Rudy Coscia can help you, some of the following facts may surprise you!
There are medical benefits to rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty can accomplish more than simply improving the appearance of the nose. Functional rhinoplasty can restore form and function to a nose affected by an injury or traumatic deformity. It can also correct structural abnormalities inside the nose, such as a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates, that cause breathing problems. Patients who undergo functional rhinoplasty for breathing problems often find they can not only breathe better but also sleep better after surgery.
Rhinoplasty is different for men and women.
Men and women tend to have different ideas of the ideal nose, in terms of size, angle and slope. Many men want a strong nose with sharp angles, a higher bridge and a wider base. Women tend to favor a slightly shorter nose with softer angles and a slight upward rotation of the tip. There are other anatomical differences between men and women, too; for instance, men tend to have thicker skin than women.
All of these factors are important when planning a successful rhinoplasty procedure. It takes a gifted rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Coscia to fulfill the goals of both men and women.
Advil and aspirin are off-limits during recovery.
Dr. Coscia asks rhinoplasty patients to avoid medications like aspirin and Advil (ibuprofen) during recovery, as they can lead to increased bleeding. Don’t worry — you have other options for pain management, such as prescription painkillers and Tylenol.
It takes time to see results.
Rhinoplasty doesn’t produce an overnight transformation. The results appear gradually over time, as swelling resolves and the treated skin and tissues heal. It’s best to have patience while awaiting your results.
This is a great time to undergo rhinoplasty.
If you’ve been on the fence about rhinoplasty, consider taking advantage of quarantine to undergo surgery. You can work or attend school remotely while recovering in the privacy of your own home. With many social and professional obligations on hold, you can avoid questions about bruising or swelling from nosy coworkers or acquaintances. The holidays are an especially popular time to undergo surgery, as people generally have more time off from work and school to recover.
Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation With Dr. Coscia
To request a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Coscia and learn more about the procedure, please call or email our practice today.