Everything you need to know about rhinoplasty


Rhinoplasty or commonly known as a nose job is a type of cosmetic surgery on the nose to alter the appearance and size. Some people with a broken nose or deviated septum do this surgery to improve their breathing. Roughly about 160,000 women and 50,000 men do this surgery every year.

Who needs it

People with a birth defect, those badly injured their nose, people with breathing issues, or those who need to change their overall look are the ones that needs and wants this surgery. By doing rhinoplasty, you will alter the overall look of the nose, get rid of dips, fix nostrils and improve your breathing. To do this you should be a non-smoker, know the limitations, and be physically healthy.

Type of rhinoplasty

Several types of rhinoplasty can be done and if you are looking for rhinoplasty treatment like below then go no further because Dr. Robert Kotler is the number 1 rhinoplasty surgeon not only in Beverly Hills but in the world. Please visit this site, robertkotlermd.com for further info on all types of rhinoplasty surgeries.

  • Primary rhinoplasty – improves nose appearance
  • Revision rhinoplasty – redoing the rhinoplasty done by other surgeons
  • Functional rhinoplasty – improve breathing by restoring nasal form
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty – usage of derma fillers
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty – surgery is done to make the nose look more to your ethnic

Before rhinoplasty

Before the surgery, you will meet up with the doctor and both will discuss the surgery procedures and what you should do and don’t. In this meet up you will also inform the doctor of any health-related issue and if you are on medication. You can also suggest what type of nose you want if you are doing cosmetic surgery. Finally, the doctor will decide the best way of doing surgery for you.

The procedure

Although the procedure is done in hospitals, you can go back the same day with some anesthesia given. The doctor will start the procedure by making an incision and raising the skin. Then all the procedures like rearranging or correcting will be done before replacing the skin. Finally, the skin will be stitched. The surgery will take a few hours and you will be given a splint to minimize swelling (wear them maximum for 10 days). You will also be given cotton gauze (can be removed after 48 hours).

After surgery

There will be a mild swelling but it will be back to normal in a few days. You can go back to work in 2 weeks and do light exercise in 4 weeks. Always avoid any impact on the nose and try not to blow your nose. Always try to minimize direct sunlight. The result can be seen in a week but the full result will be visible in a year.