Your nose is one of the primary focal points on your face, so when you’re not happy with how it looks, it can be all that you see when you look in the mirror. At New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, we can help transform the nose you were born with into the nose you’ve always dreamed of. We are proud to offer rhinoplasty, a procedure that can help you not only breathe better but make your nose look perfectly proportional to your face.
How Long Does Rhinoplasty Take?
From start to finish, a typical rhinoplasty takes anywhere from one to three hours. Different factors affect the total length of your procedure, including why you are undergoing the procedure, what needs to be corrected during the procedure, and which methods will be used to perform the procedure.
Your operation length will depend on the complexity of your surgery as well as the reason why you’re choosing the procedure. Each of these plays a part in developing your treatment plan and ensuring that you get the best results possible.
Factors That Affect the Total Length of Your Procedure
Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure simply because it addresses and corrects the nose. The nose has many different aspects, each of which needs to be carefully addressed for best results. The nose is made of three primary components: the skin, the bone, and the cartilage.
When performing surgical work on the nose, your surgeon will use precision and skill to carefully address all of the goals on your wishlist while preserving the integrity of your nose’s function, and minimizing scarring. All of this comes into play during the procedure, which affects the total length of the surgery.
Your Reasons for Choosing This Procedure
Patients choose to undergo this procedure for two primary reasons: they’re either unhappy with the appearance of their nose or they can’t breathe properly through their nose, or sometimes even both. Other less common reasons for this procedure are being unhappy with work previously done on the nose.
Each reason for choosing this procedure requires a different treatment plan and a different method, which in turn affects the total amount of time that the procedure lasts.
What Cosmetic Concerns Can Rhinoplasty Address?
Many patients choose to undergo this procedure because their nose is asymmetrical. Making the nose symmetrical can change your entire appearance for the better and restore your confidence. Some patients seek out this procedure because they think their nose looks too big, but once they consult with an expert, they learn that their nose size isn’t the issue, it’s their nose symmetry that’s the problem.
When your nose lacks symmetry, it’s often the way that it sits on your face that’s the issue, not the size of your nose. An experienced surgeon can alter the nose to make it look perfectly symmetrical and proportional to your face.
Some people choose this procedure to remove bumps that exist on the bridge of the nose. This procedure can smooth out such lumps and bumps and in doing so, give you the most aesthetically pleasing nose.
Another common reason that patients choose this procedure is to correct the proportion of their noses. Projection is an important aspect of nose aesthetics, and if your nose is too small or too large, it can affect the face negatively. Our surgeons can create the most perfect proportions for your face so that your nose looks balanced, proportional, and symmetrical.
What Medical Concerns Can This Procedure Address?
Aside from cosmetic reasons, there are also functional reasons for choosing this procedure. Rhinoplasty can help:
- Clear your airways
- Reduce snoring
- Alleviate allergy symptoms
- Address the septum
- Revise work done during a previous procedure
- Improve the overall function of the nose
Am I a Candidate?
We understand that any surgery, elective or not, isn’t something to take lightly. We want to walk with you through each step of this journey, from your initial consultation to your recovery period. To begin the process, we’ll schedule a consultation to listen to your concerns, review your health history, and determine if this procedure is right for you.
Then, we may take pictures of your nose from multiple angles so that we can give you an idea of how your new nose will look. We’ll help you visualize your new nose and walk you through everything that’s involved with the procedure so that you know exactly what to expect. We’ll discuss not only the procedure but the recovery so that you can walk into your appointment with confidence and realistic expectations.
Contact Us To Learn More
Changing your nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing can change your life for the better. It can increase your confidence and help you feel like a whole new you. If you’ve been considering this procedure for years but have never pulled the trigger, we’re ready to help you take that first step. Contact us today at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA to learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can change your nose and your life.