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Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. It can reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose to achieve facial harmony and boost self-confidence. It may be performed as a reconstructive procedure to correct a birth defect or an injury such as a broken nose.
Rhinoplasty may be performed for functional rather than cosmetic reasons as well. Combining nose reshaping with septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery can effectively treat certain breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum.
What can rhinoplasty do for me?
Rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure for achieving the following:
- Balance the size of the nose with the other facial features
- Modify the width of the nose at the bridge
- Improve the nasal profile, including removing humps or depressions
- Contour a nasal tip that is too large, “boxy,” drooping or upturned
- Change the angle between the nose and the mouth
- Narrow and reshape the nostrils
- Correct asymmetry or deviation
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
The best candidates for rhinoplasty:
- Are at least 13 years old;
- Have finished facial growth;
- Are generally healthy;
- Do not smoke;
- Are seeking rhinoplasty for personal reasons, not pressure from others; and
- Have realistic goals for the procedure.
Rhinoplasty preparation begins with the initial consultation with Dr. Pedy Ganchi. During this assessment, your eligibility for rhinoplasty surgery is determined, along with the right surgical plan to achieve your desired results.
Photos of your nose are taken from multiple angles during this phase. Dr. Ganchi uses these photos to gain a better understanding of your nasal shape.
You will also be required to undergo pre-surgical screening and blood tests. The results of your blood test will reveal important information to the doctor, such as whether or not you have conditions such as anemia or any underlying blood-clotting disorders or infections. You may also be asked to undergo additional tests such as Electrocardiography (ECG), a chest x-ray, and a CT scan.
In the days leading up to the surgery, avoid alcohol and tobacco, adhere to a healthy diet, and refrain from taking medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and vitamin E, since these can lead to bleeding complications.
At the start of rhinoplasty surgery, general anesthesia is administered. Once it has taken effect, incisions are made either within the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or on the columella (open rhinoplasty).
Next, cartilage, bone, and soft tissue are altered as needed to achieve the patient’s desired results. In certain cases, Dr Ganchi inserts cartilage grafts to add support to specific areas. These small grafts are made using the patient’s ear, rib, or septum cartilage.
Once all alterations are complete, the incisions are closed using surgical sutures and then dressed appropriately.
Rhinoplasty Recovery and Aftercare
You can expect certain minor side effects such as bruising and swelling after the surgery has been completed successfully. Keeping your head elevated at all times and using cold compresses and Arnica can help to reduce these issues.
Following your rhinoplasty surgery, you should avoid engaging in strenuous activities during your recovery period, since they may aggravate bruising and swelling. You should also take care not to blow your nose, which could cause trauma and bleeding.. Remember not to laugh or smile too much, since these can put pressure on the operated area.
While healing, avoid wearing clothes that need to be pulled over your head, such as t-shirts and sweaters. Instead, wear buttoned shirts.
“Dr. Ganchi is not only very skilled – she has a wonderful bedside manner and, let’s face it, this matters! Her office staff is terrific and the office, in general, is calm, comforting and spotless. I would recommend her highly to anyone!”
Your Rhinoplasty will be performed in Pedy Ganchi, MD surgery center located in Ridgewood, NJ