William Callaghan. MD (rhinoplasty Surgery)
Rhinoplasty is an operation design to reshape the nose to correct deformities or make aesthetic changes..
Who is a Candidate?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. It is generally for individuals who are self conscious about their nose. It is also used for correcting birth defects (i.e. cleft lip/nose), injury, or age-related changes, rhinoplasty can help restore balance and proportion to ones nose and face.
Complications are rare. Some risks include anesthesia complications, bleeding, infection, asymmetry and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic results.
Revision is not a risk but it not uncommon. Therefore, by carefully and meticulously reviewing ones desires with the operative surgeon prior to the procedure.
The procedure mainly involves reshaping the cartilage of the tip of the nose and often fracturing the nasal bones. The most common rhinoplasty approach is to reduce the dorsal (nasal) “hump”. The operation can be performed in many different approaches and there is no one approach. It truly tests the surgeon’s grip on art and science, though science usually wins!
Some discomfort is to be expected and area managed by medications. Swelling can be managed with ice packs, but generally stay for 2-4 months and sometimes longer. Most people can return to work within a week.