Unhappy with your nose? You are far from alone. Having a well-proportioned nose is an important part of feeling like your face is symmetrical and attractive. Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, can help. Thanks to medical and scientific advances, many changes can be made to the shape and size of the nose in order to help you get the look you’ve always wanted.
What Can a Nose Job Do?
The first step in the process is to come in for a consultation where we can talk about your goals. There are many things that a nose job can accomplish, including:
- Narrowing the appearance of the nostrils
- Reduce the overall size of the nose to bring balance to the face
- Reducing or eliminating the appearance of a bump on the bridge of the nose
- Reduce the width of the bridge
- Make the nostrils more symmetrical
- Reshape the dip, reducing downward or upward angles
What to Expect with a Nose Job
Along with a consultation, you will need a physical examination done of your nose and face before moving forward. This will allow us to determine how much tissue and cartilage there is to work with. We will establish a treatment plan that is both realistic and fitting with your goals.
If you are looking to add bulk to the nose, additional cartilage can be added. This cartilage can be harvested from either the ear or further up in the nostrils. In some cases where dramatic changes are being made, bone grafting may be necessary.
Recovery from a nose job is relatively quick compared to many other cosmetic procedures. When healing goes as planned, you should be able to return to work in as little as a week or two.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Nose Job?
A good candidate for a nose job will be in good overall health. It is highly recommended that smokers quit before this procedure to reduce the risk of complications. This is a procedure that is typically not done on those in their teens because their faces are not done growing. It is also important to go into this treatment with realistic expectations and a positive outlook.
Ready to learn more about how a nose job can help you get the look you have always wanted? Speak with the professionals at SDMD in Chicago, where Dr. Steven Dayan can create a customized treatment plan for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!