Get a nose like you’ve always wanted
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures within cosmetic surgery. It is also sometimes known to patients as nose repair or reshaping. It can be done for aesthetic reasons such as improving facial harmony and the proportions of the nose. On the other hand, it can also be done for medical reasons such as correcting respiratory problems caused by structural defects of this element of the face.
If you are thinking about undergoing rhinoplasty, you can make an appointment with Dr. Marisa Manzano to talk about your options. During that meeting, we will talk about the goals you would like to achieve, the expectations you have for the operation and how you would like to change your nose.
Keep in mind that there is no perfect nose. However, surgery can enhance facial features and bring out your unique, natural beauty. In the consultation of Dr. Marisa Manzano we will study the facial features that make you unique and we will help you find the changes that would most improve your appearance.
During this first consultation we will also evaluate the structures of the nose and other facial features; And we’ll check if your expectations are realistic. In this regard, we will also take into account your general health status and discuss with you the risks, recovery time and costs involved in rhinoplasty.
More and more people are undergoing rhinoplasty to repair their nose after an injury, to correct breathing problems or a birth defect, or because they are unhappy with the way their nose looks. This intervention has multiple benefits, both aesthetic and medical.
As with any other cosmetic surgery procedure, rhinoplasty can achieve drastic changes in the size and shape of the nose. Lumps and bumps may be smoothed, the nose may shrink in size, and a drooping tip may shorten.
Since the nose is such a prominent facial feature and is located in the center of the face, changing its appearance can drastically alter and improve the entire facial aesthetic. In this way, a new sense of harmony and proportion can be achieved in the face, as well as an increase in self-esteem and self-confidence.
Many people have nose surgery to improve their appearance, but this surgery also has some medical benefits. If you have trouble breathing through your nose as a result of anatomical defects, this operation can also correct them.
These types of anatomical problems include a deviated septum, a collapse of the nasal valve, and a hypertrophy of the turbinates. If you suffer from any anatomical problems, rhinoplasty can improve your breathing, which in turn can improve the quality of your sleep.
Some people experience increased allergies, congestion, and infections as a result of nasal deformities, and a rhinoplasty can also improve these symptoms.
If you have any doubts about whether rhinoplasty can help you solve your medical problems, ask for your consultation with Dr. Marisa Manzano and we will advise you without obligation.
Rhinoplasty is a very individualized and personalized procedure, since the goals of each patient are different. It is ideal for those looking to change the appearance of their nose or those looking to correct their nose after an accident.
It is generally not recommended that teens undergo rhinoplasties until they are 16 or 17 years old. This is because the nose continues to grow until that time, and this process will affect the results of the operation.
If you are interested in rhinoplasty, you may be a good candidate if:
The costs of rhinoplasty have become more affordable in recent years. However, they can vary depending on the needs and goals of each patient. In the first consultation with Dra. Marisa Manzano, we will make a personalized study and prepare a unique budget based on it.
After the intervention, a plastic or metal splint will be placed on your nose. The splint will help the nose maintain its new shape while it heals. Nasal packs or splints may also be placed inside the nostrils to stabilize the septum, which is the part of the nose between the nostrils.
The nose may feel obstructed after surgery and breathing through the mouth will cause dry throat. A blood-tinged mucous discharge is expected to occur through the nostrils and in the back of the throat, which will last for two to three days.
On the other hand there may also be swelling and bruising around the eyes, which may peak in a day or two after surgery. However, pain during the operation and recovery is minimal. The nose will appear larger and swollen for a few weeks, but gradually settles.
Routine activities can be resumed within two weeks of the intervention, but strenuous exercise is restricted for three weeks; and contact sports, diving or weightlifting for six weeks.
Air travel can resume about a week after the procedure; and glasses can be worn on the bridge of the nose after a week .
Side effects are the unwanted, but mostly temporary, effects that many people suffer after undergoing the intervention. Side effects of rhinoplasty include:
Pain, swelling and bruising especially around the eyes for one to two weeks.
Shortness of breath through the nose, which should improve as the inflammation decreases.
Light nosebleeds for a day or two.
Sensitivity to the sun. It is necessary to wear a strong sunscreen, especially on the nose, and a hat for at least six months after the operation.
Although rhinoplasty is a relatively safe and easy procedure, healing can take a while. The tip of the nose is a particularly sensitive area and can remain numb and swollen for months.
You’ll likely make a full recovery in a few weeks, but some effects can persist for months. It could be an entire year before you can fully appreciate the final result of the surgery.
If you’ve made the decision to explore how rhinoplasty can help you achieve the look you want, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marisa Manzano.
Get in touch with us and take the first step towards the image you’ve always wanted.