Rhinoplasty is performed to create a more pleasing nasal shape. We seek to create facial harmony where the nose “fits” the facial shape creating a more refined appearance. Typical patient requests include reducing a bump on the nasal bridge, straightening a crooked nose, narrowing or refining the nasal tip, lifting a droopy nasal tip and rebuilding the internal structure of the nose to improve breathing.
Our goal is to provide rhinoplasty results that are natural looking and aesthetically pleasing. Rhinoplasty is frequently performed with placement of a chin implant to better balance the middle and lower face. Surgery takes about 2 hours.
There is an incision inside each nostril and, in some instances, a small incision between the nostrils. “Dissolving” sutures are used that do not require removal. “Packing” is not placed inside the nose. Delicate tape and, if the nose has been straightened, a molded plastic splint are used to minimize swelling and hold your cartilage and nasal bones in their new position while they heal. This splint is removed by Dr. Weber 5 – 7 days following surgery. Swelling, congestion and bruising peak during the first week after surgery and then steadily resolve.