The nose is one of the most prominent features on your face. When it is too large, too small or misshapen in some way, it can detract from the harmony of your other facial features. For patients who struggle with the appearance of their nose, plastic surgeon Dr. Genter performs rhinoplasty in Philadelphia to restore this harmony.
Rhinoplasty is what most people call a “nose job.” The purpose of this procedure is to enhance the proportions of the nose and when necessary, improve functionality.
Rhinoplasty in Philadelphia: Who can benefit?
Many people are simply born with a nose shape that they perceive as undesirable. Others experience an injury that causes the nose to become misshapen. Cosmetic reasons for rhinoplasty may include the following:
- Abnormal nostril pattern
- Bump nose
- Hook nose
- Nose asymmetry
Functional abnormalities that restrict breathing can also be corrected through rhinoplasty in Philadelphia. Sometimes, the procedure Dr. Genter would perform to correct this type of issue is called a septoplasty. This is a corrective surgery and an aesthetic improvement is not the main goal of the procedure.
Rhinoplasty: How Surgery Improves a Nose
There are several techniques in rhinoplasty, but the basics procedures include a small incision inside (or outside) your nose that allows a plastic surgeon to reshape the underlying cartilage and bone. While surgical skill is crucial, your surgeon needs to have an eye for aesthetics as well. The nose should look natural and maintain proportion with the rest of your facial features.
In other cases, Dr. Genter may need to make an incision outside the nose just under the bridge. This is not always the preferred method for the procedure, but may be necessitated by the individual patient’s needs and current nose appearance.
After he has reshaped the nose, Dr. Genter will close the incisions with sutures, then apply a nasal packing and possibly a splint to hold the new shape of the nose. This packing will need to be changed out in the coming days as you heal.
After Rhinoplasty: What to Expect
Patients will experience difficulty breathing through the nose for about three days. Gauze will be inside the nose to reduce swelling and bleeding after surgery. Certain activities will need to be avoided in order to prevent disruption of the healing process. During the first days of aftercare, Dr. Genter will want to see you to examine your nose and track your healing.
It may take quite a while for the results of your rhinoplasty to be appreciated, but the cosmetic improvements are usually very satisfying once recovery is complete. Other may not know that you underwent rhinoplasty but they will likely notice your improved self-image after you heal.
Rhinoplasty in Philadelphia
Contact the office of Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Genter office for more information aboutrhinoplasty in Philadelphia. Dr. Bruce Genter serves the Philadelphia area, convenient to Montgomery and Bucks County, PA.