One of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Hoffman in St. Paul -Minneapolis is a rhinoplasty or nose job. A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can help patients achieve the following:
- Change the size of the nose to help achieve a balance or proportion with other parts of the face
- Can make changes to the size of the nose bridge
- Can improve a patient’s nose profile by the removal of bumps and any indentations
- Can change the angle of the nose to make it proportional to the upper lip
- Can alter the orientation of the nasal tip
- Can correct any deviations and achieve proper nasal symmetry
- Can correct structural abnormalities that impair breathing
- Can help restore the normal structure and appearance of the nose after an injury or accident
- Can help improve the general appearance of the nose for patient’s satisfaction
This attractive young woman was bothered by the bump on the bridge of her nose and by the droop of her nasal tip. She had broken her nose as a child. Rhinoplasty demands precision to achieve optimal results.
A beautifully done rhinoplasty in Minneapolis – St. Paul compliments the other facial features. The changes are often subtle, yet the change in a person’s looks can be dramatic.
This Minneapolis – St. Paul nose surgery patient has suffered trauma to her nose as a teenager. She was bothered by the concavity and asymmetry created by her broken nose. She also had difficulty breathing through the right side of her nose. Insurance covered a portion of her surgery.
What is involved in a rhinoplasty procedure?
A rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia in our office in St. Paul, Minneapolis. The procedure starts with making an incision inside the nose cavity. The incision can also be made across the patient’s columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils to make the incision lines less visible. The tissues will be raised to expose the underlying bone and cartilage of the nose. Changes will then be made to the nose structure to achieve the desired results.
A rhinoplasty procedure requires the reshaping of the nose. This might involve the reduction or trimming of the nasal bone or the removal of cartilage to create and ideal shape. Conversely, a nose can be reshaped by the introduction of tissue to help the nose achieve a natural and symmetrical shape.
In some cases, a nose will need to be broken and reset in order to straighten the structure. When done properly, a rhinoplasty can also improve the ability of patients to breath easier.
Once Dr. James A. Hoffman achieves the perfect contour, the incisions will be closed and will be lined along the creases of the nose to make it inconspicuous. A splint will be positioned outside the patient’s nose to help support the new contour and nasal packing will be applied to provide additional support for the new shape.
What should patients expect after a rhinoplasty?
After a rhinoplasty procedure, patients can expect the wounds to heal in about a week. There will be bruising and swelling in the area surrounding the nose and below the eyes, which should gradually dissipate in a few weeks. Week after week after the rhinoplasty, patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis will notice that their nose contours will slowly refine and develop as they have envisioned the final results to be. The nose may be tender to the touch for a few months, but will continue to lessen in sensitivity over time. Patients will be able to fully appreciate the maximum effects from their rhinoplasty a year after the procedure was completed.
For more information on Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Minneapolis – St. Paul, contact Dr. Hoffman today to set up your personal and private consultation.