Rhinoplasty, also referred to as nose reshaping, nose surgery, or a nose job, is a surgical procedure performed either to improve the appearance of the nose or to improve medical issues such the occurrence of structural abnormities in the nose or impaired breathing. Dr. Sofonio, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, offers rhinoplasty procedures to patients in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
When you come in for a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Sofonio will conduct an analysis of your physical and medical condition to determine if you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. Based on the outcome of this analysis, and your expectations from the surgery, he will recommend the best course of treatment for you. During the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Sofonio will administer general anesthesia or intravenous sedation for your comfort. The exact procedure he will use depends on your particular circumstance and requirements. Rhinoplasty generally involves a surgical reshaping of the underlying structure of the nose to achieve desired results.
Rhinoplasty Post-Treatment Care
Patients can expect some swelling following a rhinoplasty. Even though swelling from a rhinoplasty can last up to one year; patients may generally return to work within 10 days, or as recommended by Dr. Sofonio. After the procedure, Dr. Sofonio will implant splints and tubes to temporarily support the nose for up to a week as it heals. He will monitor your progress and will give any necessary instructions to aid healing.
Even though the full effect of the surgery will not be seen until the swelling has fully subsided, you should see a more aesthetically pleasing nose or an improvement in any medical problems relating to your nose after the rhinoplasty procedure.