Do you find yourself searching for the answers to your questions about rhinoplasty or nose job surgeries? Find some of our FAQs and their answers below!
Can I get rhinoplasty if I have a cold?
You should not have a nose surgery if you have a cold or are feeling sick. Swelling of the nasal passages, an infection, or other common respiratory illnesses can cause complications with a rhinoplasty. It is better to postpone your rhinoplasty until you are feeling better.
Can I get rhinoplasty if I am pregnant?
No. You should not have a rhinoplasty or any other elective surgery while you are pregnant. To do so would put your unborn child at risk. If you are not sure or think you may be pregnant, please take a pregnancy test and postpone your surgery until you know you are not pregnant.
Will rhinoplasty fix my deviated septum?
A technique that we can perform at the same time as your rhinoplasty can straighten your deviated septum. This technique is called a septoplasty, which is commonly combined with a rhinoplasty to correct both the aesthetic and functional aspect of the nose at the same time. The combined procedure is known as a septorhinoplasty.
Will I be able to breathe better after rhinoplasty?
Yes, when combined with septoplasty. A rhinoplasty is generally the more aesthetic part of a nose surgery, while a septoplasty is the surgery that can help correct a deviated septum, which can cause breathing issues.
When can I wear glasses after rhinoplasty?
You should probably not wear glasses or sunglasses on your nose for a few weeks after your rhinoplasty, especially if you had fractures of the nasal bone. If you wear contacts, they can be worn instead of glasses for the first month after your rhinoplasty. If you wear glasses, but don’t wear contacts, you could wear a removable splint to spread out the weight of the glasses during that first month after your surgery.
Please click here to view before and after images of rhinoplasty procedures. For more information about rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Lalla today at (973) 324-9455.
Sometimes, we just want to forget all of the ways we hide our nose. We may hide our nose underneath a great makeup contour, or we may distract from it with eye-catching glasses. But, when it comes to something so permanent, we wish it would stay the way we see it in our mind. If you’re ready to adjust your nose into something that makes you less self-conscious, keep reading to learn about rhinoplasty.
Who is a good candidate?
The situations or conditions that may prevent you from having other surgeries are likely to keep you from getting a rhinoplasty procedure, too. If you happen to have a health condition that affects your immune system, or anesthesia gives you weird side effects, please bring it up in your consultation.
What is recovery like?
A rhinoplasty can be performed in a surgery that takes a few hours, and we follow up with you periodically to make sure you’re healing well after you have gone home to rest and heal. Around a week after your surgery, we may ask that you to come back in for a check up. This visit is designed to let us see how well you’re healing, as well as to help you progress with any tips and feedback we can provide. We will remove the cast and the packing from your nose around a week after your surgery, which will help you feel much more like yourself.
Often, people do like to take time off of work or school so they can rest and recuperate after their surgery: plan ahead for how you know your body heals. Your recovery time may vary, as it depends on what you’ve had done. More substantial surgeries will take longer to heal. You may take two weeks to recover from bruising and swelling enough to return to work. It all depends on what your concerns are, but we can give you a better estimate when you come into the office.
Please click here to view before and after images of rhinoplasty procedures. For more information about rhinoplasty contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
As one of the most common plastic surgeries performed today, a nose job (rhinoplasty) is a dramatic and effective way to change the shape, size and angle of your nose. In addition to approving your appearance, rhinoplasty is also an excellent procedure for correcting nasal conditions such as breathing problems and chronic congestion. Additional reasons why rhinoplasty is done include:
Altering the width of your nose at the bridge
Fixing a deviated septum
Balancing the size of the nose with the rest of your face
Improving your profile by getting rid of bumps or humps on your nose
Reshaping the tip of your nose if it is upturned, too big or drooping
Narrowing the nostrils
How It’s Done Rhinoplasty is performed when your surgeon makes incisions inside the nose in order to access the cartilage and bones. Tissue may be added, or some bone and cartilage may be removed, depending on the desired outcome. Your surgeon will then reshape and rearrange the bone and cartilage, followed by redraping the skin and tissue over the nose structure. Lastly, a splint is secured to the outside of your nose to support it as you heal.
Recovery After about a week, the splint will be removed from your nose. You’ll experience some bruising and swelling for several days following the surgery, especially around your eyes and nose. To help reduce the swelling, your doctor will recommend that you elevate your head and stay relatively still post-surgery, as well as refrain from strenuous activity for several weeks.
Talk to Your Doctor Before you decide to undergo rhinoplasty surgery, it’s important that you discuss with your surgeon that type of correction you desire. Together, you can set goals for the surgery and discuss your expectations, making sure that your idea of the outcome is realistic. If you’re expectations are reasonable, rhinoplasty can have a significant impact on your self-image.
Please click here to view before and after images of a rhinoplasty procedure. For more information about rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.