Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- – Nose size in relation to facial balance
- – Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- – Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- – Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- – Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
- – Nasal asymmetry
Dr. Calloway understands that Rhinoplasty is a very individualized surgery, and he will consider many factors, including facial dimensions, bone structure, history of snoring or breathing problems, and the personal goals of each patient, in determining the ideal surgical approach(s). Nose surgery that’s done to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.
Incisions may be confined to the inside of the nose known as a “Closed Rhinoplasty” or may involve an additional small incision under the tip at the base of the nose, referred to as an “Open rhinoplasty”. Most often, the incisions are created inside the nose, where they remain invisible. This allows Dr. Calloway to modify the underlying cartilage and bony tissues to create the ideal proportions and function of the nose. At the conclusion of the procedure, microscopic sutures are placed inside the nose and an external splint is applied to provide support and protection for the nose during the early recovery phase.
The cost of the surgery will vary depending on the procedures utilized. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia in our Accredited Outpatient Surgical Facility. The usual recovery is approximately one week before the microscopic sutures and soft splints are removed. Exercise regimens are usually resumed in 2-3 weeks. Also included as part of the procedure, Dr. Calloway performs non invasive laser treatments on the limited incisions on the face after surgery to help the incisions fade more rapidly. Thorough individualized instructions are reviewed with the patient and caregiver prior to surgery, and frequent postoperative visits with Dr. Calloway and his staff ensure a smooth and straightforward recovery.
Other Options: LiQuid Rhinoplasty