Why Do People Get a Rhinoplasty?
Your nose is one of the first things people notice about you. With the nose being one of the most prominent elements of your face, it can be difficult to live a life with a nose you do not like or one that is causing breathing issues. A rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” can offer structural changes to the underlying bone, cartilage, and tissue and offer aesthetic and functional relief.
Dr. Mariam Awada of Michigan Cosmetic Surgery can help you correct problems such as bulbousness or a large dorsal hump, as well as simple issues regarding size and proportion. With her artistic eye, Dr. Mariam Awada works to ensure that your results will look harmonious with the rest of your facial features.
The Benefits of Getting a Rhinoplasty
There are a number of benefits you can expect from your rhinoplasty procedure. For example, rhinoplasty can:
- Decrease or increase the size of your nose, bringing it into harmony with your other facial features
- Give the nostrils a new shape
- Reduce the nasal tip or nasal bridge
- Provide you with greater confidence in your physical appearance
While rhinoplasty is typically associated with aesthetic benefits, it can also bring practical improvements to your health and quality of life. This is particularly true if you have problems breathing, including problems caused by a deviated septum or other anatomical issues. While having your rhinoplasty, you can also have a septoplasty, resulting in an improved ability to breathe comfortably. In fact, a majority of the patients who undergo a Rhinoplasty procedure report that they have trouble breathing, and wind up requesting a septoplasty in addition to their rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty Before and Afters
Dr. Miriam Awada is known for her artistic skill, and for the natural beauty she brings to each rhinoplasty case. See real patient results by browsing our gallery.
The Rhinoplasty Process Explained
As you consider a rhinoplasty procedure, the first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Mariam Awada. During this one-on-one appointment, you will have the opportunity to share what you like and dislike about your nose. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will listen carefully and help you develop a treatment plan that truly excites you.
What Should I Do in Preparation?
During your consultation, Dr. Mariam Awada will give you the instructions you need to prepare for your procedure so that your rhinoplasty is safe and successful. You may be advised to discontinue certain medications, and you will also be urged to cease using tobacco products of any kind.
How Many Sessions Are Involved?
The rhinoplasty itself is done in a single surgical session. Getting a Rhinoplasty procedure by a board-certified plastic surgeon will assure that your procedure goes seamless.
What is it Like During Surgery?
Your comfort is one of our foremost concerns. We supply anesthesia options to each patient to make certain that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Once you are under anesthesia, the surgery itself may take between 1.5 and three hours, just depending on the scope and complexity of your needs.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery?
When you wake up after your surgery, you will likely need to breathe through your mouth throughout the first two to three days or more. Pain, swelling, and bleeding will persist for a few days, but most patients begin to feel normal within a week. We recommend taking one to two weeks to rest and recover, and to verify that the swelling goes down before you resume work, school, and other normal activities.
“I had a rhinoplasty done with Dr Awada and I’m in love with the result! She did an amazing job and assured me that it will turn out the way I’d like it to be. She treats her patients with care and makes you feel special. She welcomes her patients with opening arms and is there to make your dream come true. I am now more confident with my appearance and it’s all thanks to her!”
Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Rhinoplasty
At Michigan Cosmetic Surgery, we are passionate about patient education. We want to make sure you feel totally informed and confident about all of your treatment decisions. If you have any outlying concerns or inquiries, contact us at any time. In the meantime, here are a few of the most common patient queries.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
When you join Dr. Mariam Awada for a consultation, she will spend some time explaining the possible risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty. However, you can minimize this risk by selecting Dr. Mariam Awada, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and spending plenty of time discussing your aesthetic goals during the consultation.
Will I Need to Request Extensive Time Off from Work?
As a rule of thumb, most rhinoplasty patients feel ready to return to work within two weeks depending on your personal recovery timeline. After two weeks, you may still have some minor swelling, but it will probably not be noticeable to anyone but you.
Scars After the Surgery
Rhinoplasty scars depend on the technique used. When Dr. Mariam Awada uses what is known as the closed rhinoplasty method, the incisions are made inside the nostrils themselves, which means there is no visible scarring. We would always recommend that you ask about technique and scarring during your initial consultation.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Many patients want to know whether their rhinoplasty results will be long-lasting. Generally speaking, the answer is yes. Rhinoplasty involves structural changes to the nose, and those changes should last a lifetime. This is all the more reason to choose a qualified surgeon who will create results that you love.
Is Getting a Nose Job Really Worth It?
While the choice is ultimately up to you, a nose job will really be worth it if you achieve your end goal. This can be as simple as fixing a crooked nose and regaining your self-confidence.
The overall cost of rhinoplasty is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.