Rhinoplasty Reshapes Your Nose and Creates Beautiful Facial Proportions
Your nose is one of your most prominent facial features. When you are unhappy with its appearance, it can have a significant impact on your confidence. Rhinoplasty surgery is designed to reshape and refine your nose, improving its appearance and harmony with your facial structure. Dr. Anya Kishinevsky is a skilled reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon who can create a custom surgical plan to address your unique goals. She operates in a private surgical suite, where an on-site anesthesiologist can closely monitor your health and safety. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about rhinoplasty at Dr. Kishinevsky's Darien, CT, office.
Candidates for Rhinoplasty
Dr. Kishinevsky can perform rhinoplasty to achieve various goals. Some patients want a straighter nose, while others want one that is larger, smaller, or differently shaped. Dr. Kishinevsky uses a variety of surgical techniques to address:
- An excessively bulbous tip
- A nose that projects too far from your face or seems too large in relation to the rest of your features
- A crooked bridge
- A tip that turns upward or downward dramatically
- A depressed bridge that dips inward toward your face
- A large bump on the bridge of your nose
- Nostrils that are too narrow or wide
In addition to these cosmetic imperfections, some patients choose to undergo rhinoplasty to correct functional or breathing problems, such as a deviated septum. Dr. Kishinevsky can address these physical abnormalities during your rhinoplasty, in addition to correcting any cosmetic imperfections.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
During a pre-operative consultation, Dr. Kishinevsky will ensure that she is fully clear on your goals for the procedure. Before the procedure begins, she will create small markings on your nose to use as a guide during surgery. Our on-site anesthesiologist will administer local anesthesia to numb your nose and the surrounding area and will administer intravenous (IV) sedation. You will begin to feel sleepy and relaxed, but will not be completely asleep so you can still respond to directions.
Once you are fully anesthetized, Dr. Kishinevsky will make incisions inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or across the thin strip of skin that separates the nostrils (open rhinoplasty). This will ensure any scarring is completely hidden from view or disguised within the natural contours of your nose.
Through these incisions, Dr. Kishinevsky will begin to make very slight modifications. She may reduce some bone or cartilage from the bridge of your nose, supplement the bridge using transplanted cartilage, or reshape the tip and nostrils. The exact techniques used during your surgery will depend upon your predetermined goals. Once treatment is complete, Dr. Kishinevsky will carefully close the incisions and apply specialized bandages.
Recovery and Aftercare
Rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis, so you will return home to rest following your surgery. In the following days, you will wear a brace and bandages to protect your nose while it begins to heal. After five to seven days, you will return to Dr. Kishinevsky's office to have your bandages removed and evaluate your progress.
You can expect some bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the weeks following your surgery. You will need to refrain from activities in which your nose could be traumatized in any way. Dr. Kishinevsky will instruct you on when you can return to your normal activities and begin exercising.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
Rhinoplasty can give you a level of confidence you never knew was possible in your professional and personal life. Contact our office today to learn more about this life-changing procedure and schedule a consultation.