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The Nose Defines Facial Harmony

The ideal nose is proportional to the rest of the face and complements the overall appearance. Since the nose is the central part of the face, even small imperfections and issues with symmetry can lead to an imbalance. Rhinoplasty is a highly delicate procedure that requires a high level of skill and experience. The surgeon must create the desired shape while preserving the function of the nose. Dr. Fathimani specializes in rhinoplasty in Lone Tree, Colorado.

Woman smiling with beautifully shaped nose after rhinoplasty in Lone Tree

What is Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, is a surgical procedure that alters the shape and appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty can be performed to improve the appearance of the nose, correct a birth defect or injury, or improve the function of the nose by correcting a breathing problem. In most cases, cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed to improve the contours of the nose and make it look more balanced in relation to other facial features.

Goals of a Rhinoplasty:

  • Reshaping the nose to be more in proportion with the rest of the face
  • Correcting a birth defect or injury
  • Improving breathing by correcting a deviated septum
  • Reducing the size of the nose
  • Improving the appearance of the nose by changing the shape of the tip or bridge

Rhinoplasty: Recovery & Downtime

Most people take about two weeks off from work or school after rhinoplasty in Lone Tree. You may experience some bruising and swelling after the surgery, but this will subside after a few days. You’ll be able to return to your normal activities after a week or so, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least four weeks. You’ll need to sleep with your head elevated for the first few nights after surgery to help reduce swelling.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasty can be used to improve your breathing. If you have a deviated septum, the wall that separates your nostrils, you may need functional rhinoplasty. This procedure can improve your airflow and reduce any snoring or sleep apnea. In some cases, rhinoplasty can also correct a birth defect known as choanal atresia, which can cause breathing difficulties. Rhinoplasty can also correct a growth on the nose or repair a shattered nose.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

One of the most common reasons people opt for rhinoplasty is to improve the look of their nose. Whether you are unhappy with the shape of your nose due to birth defects or injury or want to change its appearance, cosmetic rhinoplasty can help. This procedure can make your nose smaller or larger, change the shape of the bridge or tip, or correct an issue with asymmetry in your nose.

The Rhinoplasty Surgical Process

Rhinoplasty surgery is performed by making incisions in the skin and then manipulating the bone and cartilage to achieve the desired shape. There are two main types of rhinoplasty techniques: open and closed. In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision in the columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils, to gain direct access to the bone. Closed rhinoplasty in Lone Tree involves incisions inside the nostrils, so there are no visible scars.

Both types of rhinoplasty have their advantages and disadvantages. Open rhinoplasty allows the surgeon to have more control over the shape of the nose, but it also comes with a higher risk of complications. Closed rhinoplasty is less invasive, so there is a lower risk of side effects, but the surgeon has less control over the final shape of the nose. Dr. Fathimani will select the appropriate rhinoplasty technique after a thorough consultation.

Regardless of the type of rhinoplasty performed, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures after making all necessary adjustments. Furthermore, you will also have to wear a nasal splint for a few days to hold the new shape in place and promote optimal healing.

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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic surgeries. He understands that everyone is unique and has unique goals, so he curates personalized treatment plans that ensure natural results conforming to your expectations. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Fathimani to explore your options for rhinoplasty in Lone Tree, Colorado.

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