What Is Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves either the appearance or function of the nose.Â It is also known as nose surgery, nose reshaping, or nose job.Â Depending on the kind of nose job required, the surgery can involve reshaping the bridge of the nose, changing the tip of the nose, or removing some bone cartilage.Â Nose surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia.Â But patients can also opt to have their nose job done under local anesthesia with heavy sedation.Â Â
Doctors make incisions either externally or internally in the bridge of the nose, depending on the kind of nose reshaping required.Â There is usually a dressing over the nose to protect it after rhinoplasty; some patients might also require packs in each nostril.Â Swelling, pain, and numbness are normal after nose reshaping surgery, as is mild bleeding.Â In most cases, the doctor will remove the dressings within 1-3 weeks after nose reshaping. Â
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