Mole & Lipoma
What a rhinoplasty can do for you
Facial harmony is greatly influenced by the nose. As a central feature of your face, your nose can add character, elegance, strength and balance. However, because it is a central feature, even small contour irregularities, asymmetry or other issues can affect how we feel about our appearance every day.
Aside from cosmetic concerns, natural structural issues, genetic defects or damage from injuries may also cause difficulty breathing and greatly affect your daily, quality of life. The rhinoplasty procedure is completely customizable in order to compliment your, unique facial features and achieve the most natural cosmetic improvement for you.
You Can Expect
- Smooth away a hump on the bridge of your nose
- Improve the balance of your profile
- Lift and upturn a downward pointing tip
- Widen or narrow the flare of your nostrils
- Straighten a crooked nose (deviated septum)
- Improve breathing
- Reduce the overall size of your nose
- Elevate the bridge to create a more refined, slimmer appearing nose
- Reduce a bulbous tip
Are you an ideal candidate for a nose job?
A nose job may be the right procedure for you if you can answer, yes to any of the following questions:
- Are you in good, general health?
- Do you have realistic expectations about what the rhinoplasty procedure will be able to accomplish for you?
- Do you have a bump on your nasal bridge which can be seen from the profile/side?
- Does your nose appear too large for your face?
- Does your nose seem overly wide when viewed from the front?
- Does the tip of your nose drop downward?
- Does the tip of the nose appear thickened or enlarged?
- Do your nostrils appear excessively wide?
- Does your nose appear deformed or asymmetric either naturally or because of an injury?
Your Surgery Explained
Your surgery will be performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF medicare certification is considered the gold standard in accreditation and one of the highest certifications any ambulatory center can obtain in the country.
The custom plan for your surgery
Dr. Gartner performs his surgeries at his fully equipped state of the art surgical center. Your safety is paramount and your privacy is protected with us. Our surgical center meets such high standards that it is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) Our specialized staff offer unparalleled expertise, care, and support so that Dr. Gartner can ensure seamless, safe and efficient procedures. Your rhinoplasty procedure is relatively quick. Within the typical two-hour surgical procedure, the skin of your nose is separated from the supporting framework (bone and cartilage) in order to sculpt the desired shape in structures beneath. The incisions are created discretely on the inside of the nose so that scarring is not visible.
During an open rhinoplasty procedure, a small incision is made in the columella skin, where the nose meets the center of the upper lip, in order to and reveal the bone and cartilage, allowing transformative work to be done. The sculpting depends on your desired end result. Very subtle changes to these underlying structures can create very impactful results. Once completed, the skin is re-draped over the revised framework and secured with sutures.
When your procedure is complete, a splint will be applied to the bridge of the nose to help maintain the new shape while you heal.
Congratulations, within a few months you’ll be able to see the results of your rhinoplasty surgery! All you have to do is to follow the post-surgery care instructions provided to you by Dr. Gartner and wait for your breasts to settle.
While discomfort after rhinoplasty surgery is usually minimal, some swelling and bruising will occur as a result of facial surgery and typically this increases over the first two to three days. The majority of swelling and bruising will dissipate after 10 days. You may gently apply a cold compress as directed by your Plastic Surgeon and take a mild anti-inflammatory pain reliever to help with swelling and discomfort. It is also recommended that you keep your head elevated for the first 24 hours in order to reduce the swelling and bruising. We will provide detailed instructions and guidance to support you during your recovery process and help ensure optimal results.
After six days, the splint will be removed. A minimal amount of bleeding in the immediate postoperative period is not unusual as a result of surgery. You will be able to utilize gauze padding and see your Plastic Surgeon for post op care. Rather than pain, a common frustration can be experiencing nasal congestion and pressure for the first few weeks. This is expected and it does resolve as the majority of your inflammation will subside by roughly 2 weeks post operation.
When will you be able to return to work?
You will most likely be able to return to work after one week. While bruising and bandages can remain at one week, our patients typically feel comfortable and functional to engage in light, regular activity, desk and office work. We will ask you to avoid strenuous activity, cardio workouts, and heavy lifting until you are cleared for these activities by your Plastic Surgeon. Activities which increase blood flow to the head and face should be avoided shortly after surgery.
When will you be able to go to the gym?
Strenuous activity is not recommended for two to three weeks after your rhinoplasty procedure and contact sports are not recommended for up to six weeks. Your Plastic Surgeon will want to ensure that your incisions are closed, strong and you have minimal risk of negatively affecting your results before you return to regular activity.
Once you’ve fully recovered, your nose will appear more proportionate and balanced with the rest of your facial features. It is important to keep in mind that swelling in facial tissues can last a significant amount of time and though you will likely see encouraging improvements right away, it will be many months and up to one year before the last residual swelling is gone and your final results can be appreciated. This is a long but rewarding process which our patients will tell you is well worth the wait.
Considerations and risks associated with a rhinoplasty procedure
All surgical procedures carry inherent risks. We work with you to ensure that our technique and safety protocols are superior, and we provide you with instruction so that you can do your part in maintaining your health and problem-free healing. Overall health should be good prior to surgery and behaviors which might negatively affect your recovery such as smoking cigarettes, should be avoided because the chemicals they contain will reduce blood flow and impair healing. Your Plastic Surgeon will discuss with you what you need to do to stay on track. Follow-up care is just as important as careful planning and Dr. Gartner takes the time to follow up with his post-surgical patients regularly as they recover.
Procedure-related risks can include:
- Excessive bruising
- Under or over correction
- Hypersensitivity or sensation loss
No guarantees of any kind unless they are money-back guarantees. No claims of permanent results. No “Miracle cures” for medical ailments.*