Some swelling may be noticed. A splint, bandages, and/or gauze are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize movement of the nose. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated effectively with oral pain medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-op instructions.
Reasons for Considering Nose Surgery:
-Bring a better proportion to the nose and facial features.
-Reduce the size of the nose that is too large or too wide.
-Correct an overly arched or “Roman” nose.
-Re-form a crooked or elongated nose tip.
-Treat nasal deformities caused at birth.
A vast majority of patients who seek out rhinoplasty feel as though their nose is too large and out of proportion with the rest of their face. A surgeon is required to reduce the cartilage and bone followed by reshaping the cartilage and bone to produce the desired result. Rhinoplasty surgery is a true art form for a plastic surgeon. It requires actual sculpting of the underlying cartilage and bone. This procedure requires years of experience to reach a maximum confidence level for the plastic surgeon. Just think of an attractive woman with a malshaped nose- there is no room for error. Given Dr. Andochick’s background in dentistry and craniofacial surgery, he is comfortable with challenging, asymmetric, and malshaped noses as well as performing secondary rhinoplasties on patients who have had a rhinoplasty and are not happy with the results.