Every year it is estimated that over 500,000 individuals have rhinoplasty surgery performed to improve their appearance. Some of these individuals will visit a rhinoplasty Orlando FL clinic because they are self conscious about their nose. Others do so because they were in an accident that negatively altered the appearance of their nose. And still another group will have rhinoplasty surgery because they do not like the way their nose has changed with age.
Two things are true. The first, a person’s nose has a dramatic impact on how they look. Second, the nose, since it is mostly cartilage, doesn’t stop growing. Everything from the size to the shape of the nose says a lot about a person’s face. Because the nose is such a defining characteristic in the center of a face, even the smallest change in a person’s nose can drastically alter their appearance.
Not everyone who gets rhinoplasty is looking for cosmetic rhinoplasty. Some are looking for functional rhinoplasty, which is rhinoplasty to correct the way their nose works. Usually, they have a deviated septum or some other structural problem that is negatively impacting their ability to breathe.
Interestingly, in most cases functional rhinoplasty will produce positive cosmetic results because the same deviation or the same structural issue that is leading to breathing problems also affects a person’s appearance.
Whether you opt for open or closed rhinoplasty surgery, it is designed to literally reshape your nose. Any incisions that are made are done in an area where they will be invisible once the procedure is complete. During the procedure, a specified amount of cartilage and bone will be removed with the goal of giving the nose a new shape and structure.
Dr. Kapil Saigal in Orlando, Florida is a rhinoplasty surgeon with years of experience sculpting noses in a way that leaves patients feeling happy. Dr. Saigal’s expertise makes it possible to make changes to the size of the tip of the nose, the angle of the nose, as well as adjust or reduce the width of a person’s nose.
In addition to changing the way a person’s natural nose appears, cosmetic surgeons can use revision rhinoplasty to correct any errors that were made during a previous rhinoplasty procedure.
A rhinoplasty specialist, especially if they are board-certified such as Dr. Kapil Saigal, has years of experience performing rhinoplasty procedures. So the risk factor associated with rhinoplasty is generally minor.
Once your surgery is complete, the doctor will place a small splint on your nose to keep the structure stable. You’ll need to use that stent for about a week. Unlike most surgeons, Dr. Saigal does not use packing during nasal surgery and so there is minimal discomfort.
You will have some swelling, you may need some pain medication, and you might have some minor bruising or swelling underneath your eyes. All of these things will dissipate within a few weeks.
If you follow the instructions provided by your surgeon in the days following your surgery, you are going to see great results.
Rhinoplasty is a powerful tool in a surgeon’s arsenal. It allows them to reconstruct and re-craft the most prominent feature on your face, leaving you with an appearance you will be satisfied with and proud of.