If you’re considering having a rhinoplasty, you’re probably feeling a mix of emotions. It’s natural to feel both excited and anxious about the prospect of undergoing a major cosmetic procedure. After all, this is a big decision, and it’s important to be fully informed before making it. At Back Bay Plastic Surgery, we want patients who are considering rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) to understand exactly what it is, what the benefits are, and what to expect during and after the surgery.
Dr. Del Vecchio is an Cosmetic Nose Surgery expert and helps patients with all the following rhinoplasty related surgeries:
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to reshape and resize the nose. This can be done for both medical and aesthetic reasons. For medical reasons, a rhinoplasty may be used to correct a deviated septum or other structural issues that can lead to difficulty breathing. For aesthetic reasons, it can be used to change the shape of the nose, such as making it smaller or changing the angle of the tip.
You can trust that rhinoplasty is a safe and effective procedure that can help to improve both the appearance and function of your nose. It can also help to boost your self-confidence and overall feeling of well-being. Therefore, it’s no surprise to learn that rhinoplasty is the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, behind breast augmentation. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were more than 218,000 rhinoplasty procedures performed in 2019.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
The benefits of having a rhinoplasty can vary from person to person, depending on their individual goals and expectations. At Back Bay Plastic Surgery, we proudly help patients attain the following common benefits of rhinoplasty:
- Improved breathing: Rhinoplasty can help to correct structural issues with the nose that can lead to difficulty breathing.
- Improved facial balance: A rhinoplasty can help to improve the balance of the face by making the nose more proportionate in size and shape to the other features.
- Improved self-confidence: A rhinoplasty can help to boost one’s self-confidence by making them feel more comfortable and happy with the way they look.
- Reduced snoring: Rhinoplasty can also help to reduce snoring by correcting structural issues that can lead to obstructive sleep apnea.
Rhinoplasty Surgery – What to Expect
If you’re considering having a rhinoplasty, it’s important to understand what to expect during the surgery. The goal of rhinoplasty is to reshape and resize the nose. Dr. Del Vecchio may accomplish this by making incisions inside and outside the nose, removing and reshaping the underlying bone and cartilage, and then stitching the incisions back together. Our Boston plastic surgery clinic offers both closed and open rhinoplasty, which can greatly influence procedure time, anesthesia type and recovery time for each patient.
Rhinoplasty Recovery – What to Expect
One of the most important things to understand about rhinoplasty is the recovery. The healing and recovery process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. During this time, it’s important to take it easy and follow Dr. Del Vecchio’s instructions for aftercare.
During the first few days of the recovery period, it’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Del Vecchio will likely prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort. It’s also important to avoid strenuous activities and to keep your head elevated as much as possible. Keep in mind that the final results of the rhinoplasty may not be visible until several months after the surgery. During this time, your nose may continue to settle into its new shape.
Popular Rhinoplasty Procedures
There are a number of different types of rhinoplasty procedures available. The type of procedure you choose will depend on your individual goals and expectations. Back Bay Plastic Surgery offers the following rhinoplasty options:
- Open rhinoplasty: This type of rhinoplasty involves making an incision on the outside of the nose. This allows the Dr. Del Vecchio to make more precise changes to the underlying bone and cartilage.
- Closed rhinoplasty: This type of rhinoplasty involves making incisions inside the nose. This is often used for minor corrections and can help to reduce the amount of scarring.
- Revision rhinoplasty: This type of rhinoplasty is used to correct the results of a previous rhinoplasty. It can be used to correct deformities or asymmetries, as well as to reduce the size or shape of the nose.
Let Us Perform Your Nose Job in Boston
A rhinoplasty can be a life-changing procedure. It can help to improve the appearance and function of the nose, as well as boost one’s self-confidence. It can also help to improve facial balance and reduce snoring.
The results of a rhinoplasty can be both immediate and long-lasting. In some cases, the results of the procedure can be seen almost immediately. In other cases, it can take several months for the nose to settle into its new shape.
While there are risks associated with any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty is considered a safe and effective procedure. At Back Bay Plastic Surgery, we go to great lengths to ensure our patients are fully informed and confident in their decision to let us perform their nose job in Boston. Please don’t hesitate to ask about Dr. Del Vecchio’s extensive credentials, experience and past results as an esteemed rhinoplasty surgeon.
We know that, at the end of the day, the decision to get a rhinoplasty is a personal one. It’s important to take the time to weigh the pros and cons and to make sure that you’re making an informed decision.
To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation and learn more about how to improve the appearance of your nose, please contact Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston.