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Your nose is one of the most noticeable facial features. If it appears too large, has a bump on the bridge that detracts from your appearance, or has a long tip, a rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can resolve it. Whether the appearance of your nose is the result of genetics, or you have had some type of trauma that affected nose shape, we can help. Are you embarrassed by the size or shape of your nose? We have the skill and experience to create a more beautiful profile that looks completely natural. Once the procedure is completed, and healing is done, the results can be dramatic.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
You will be given IV Sedation for the procedure. To achieve the profile that balances your facial features, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying nasal anatomy. The nose is reshaped into a more attractive profile, and the skin is replaced over the newly created nasal anatomy. The incisions are typically inside the nose to avoid visible scarring. There may be a small incision made in the junction between the nose and upper lip when the nose must be narrowed. Some patients choose both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation surgery to achieve a more attractive facial balance.
Facial Harmony Achieved with Rhinoplasty
When your nose is shaped correctly, it adds beauty and balance to the face, and creates more facial harmony. It requires a genuine understanding of facial structure and artistry to get a natural, balanced look that enhances the beauty of the facial features. In all facial surgeries, there is more involved than merely surgical training - the doctor performing your surgery must have an eye for beauty, as well as the ability to work with existing facial anatomy to achieve the most aesthetically appealing outcome.
Every person is different, as well as the shape and size of the nose. Some may have nostrils they believe are too large, a nose with a bulbous tip, or that is very wide at the top, all of which can greatly detract from the beauty and appeal of the other facial features. Rhinoplasty can bring all of the facial features into harmony.
Recovering from Rhinoplasty: How Long Will It Take?
As each surgery - and person - is different, the recovery time will vary, but is typically from two weeks to a month. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities after two weeks. After your surgery is completed, you will have a lightweight nose splint over your newly-shaped nose, that holds it in place to maintain the new shape. The splint comes off after one week. Some cases may require internal splints to be inserted, which are removed after a week or ten days.
Your nose will naturally feel "stuffy" after surgery, which will continue for a few weeks. The discomfort associated with rhinoplasty is usually minor, and easily managed with the medication prescribed by Dr. Morrissette. It is common to experience bruising around the eyes, which slowly diminishes and disappears. The swelling associated with surgery may take a few weeks to completely dissipate. Rarely, a very extensive surgery may not achieve the full beneficial effect until six months have passed, when all swelling is finally gone.
A More Pleasing Profile with Rhinoplasty
Dr. Morrissette has a unique ability to create a natural-looking result, and a nose shape that enhances and balances your other features. He is not only a cosmetic surgeon - he is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and has served as a facial trauma surgeon for over 20 years. His understanding of facial structure goes above and beyond the ordinary. You can trust him to work with you to create the profile that will match your facial features, and look completely natural, making your front-facing and profile appearance far more appealing. Call now.
Your first step...
Your first step is to come to our office and meet with us about what you hope to achieve. Dr. Morrissette is involved in creating a natural looking result, and never recommends surgery when it isn't warranted, or won't benefit the patient. We proudly serve all of Ventura County, including Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai and Santa Barbara. Call today to schedule a free consultation with us.Schedule a free consultation