Rhinoplasty (casually known as a nose job) can help do more for you than fix a deviated septum or remove excess cartilage. A skillfully performed rhinoplasty can help bring symmetry, balance and appeal to the entire structure of your face.

A nose that tilts one way or has a mild hump may distract from the rest of your facial features, drawing attention to an insecurity that detracts from your natural beauty. By choosing to bring balance to your nose’s shape, you are able to highlight the rest of your features and give yourself a forever makeover that will help you shine with confidence!

How is a rhinoplasty performed?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most individualized surgeries, in that technique may vary greatly from patient to patient depending on the goal of the procedure. However, most rhinoplasty surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis and yield very minimal scarring, if any at all.

There are two main types of nose job. In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the tissue connecting your nostril, causing some visible scarring which will fade significantly over time. A closed rhinoplasty requires incisions within the nasal cavity, so you will not ever see visible scars from the procedure.

What is recovery like from a rhinoplasty?

While you will wear a splint over your nose for several days after your surgery, rhinoplasty recovery is fairly mild. Most patients return to work within 2 weeks of their procedure, but full and complete results will not be visible until several months, when the nose is fully healed and swelling subsides completely. Bruising and discomfort can be managed with medication and ice during the days following the procedure. Keeping pain and swelling managed during healing is key to a quick and easy recovery.

How does a nose job balance the face?

Choosing to alter the shape or size of your nose in order to remove or modify features that make you insecure is typically more about aesthetic balance than a “problem” with an aspect of your nose. As each face is different, each nose is as well, and that particular part of your face lies directly in the center, essentially splitting your face in half. When your nose is crooked or carries distinguishable features, it is often difficult to focus on the beauty surrounding the nose.

Rhinoplasty can help you balance your nose to bring notice and aesthetic focus to the rest of your face. When the facial features are proportional and symmetrical, your natural beauty is truly able to shine.

Am I a good candidate?

You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you experience discomfort or difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum or if you are unhappy with the balance of your facial features due to your nose. Dr. Schneider has performed many nose jobs and will be able to help you decide if this procedure is right for you, while showing you how it can be beneficial for your particular case.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation near St. Paul, Minnesota, call Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery today: 651-493-8501.