Nose reshaping surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is one of the most popular procedures performed today. Dr. Slenkovich is highly trained in a wide variety of rhinoplasty techniques, making him a top choice in Denver plastic surgeons. When you’re deciding to have your nose done, or redone, these facts will guide you along the way.
Which Procedure is Right for You?
Dr. Slenkovich offers the following types of rhinoplasty procedures:
- Aesthetic Rhinoplasty – A procedure performed for purely cosmetic reasons, aesthetic rhinoplasty can address a variety of concerns involving the shape and size of the nose, and asymmetry. The procedure is customized to the specific features of the nose, as well as the patient’s desired outcome.
- Revision Rhinoplasty – This procedure is used to improve an original nose reshaping surgery. More complex than the original procedure, revision rhinoplasties involve careful assessment of the nose, including scar tissue and other concerns from the previous surgery before a revision plan is made.
- Reconstructive Rhinoplasty – Reconstructive surgery improves function of the nose, rather than focusing solely on appearance. The procedure can repair a broken or one that’s been altered during skin cancer treatment. It is also recommended for patients with a diagnosed deviated septum or blocked nasal passages.
What is the Procedure Like?
Rhinoplasties usually take between two and four hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia for most patients. The specific techniques used during the procedure will depend on the patient’s specific concerns and their desired results. Incisions are placed inside the nose or between the nostrils where visibility is minimal.
What about Recovery?
Most patients return to work and other activities within one week of their rhinoplasty procedure, which is usually when the splint and other dressings are removed. Swelling and bruising typically improve within 2-4 weeks after the procedure. Discomfort after rhinoplasty is minimal and can be managed with oral pain medication. Final results from rhinoplasties are usually evident within six months to one year, and are considered permanent.
Dr. Slenkovich is considered one of the top Denver experts in rhinoplasty procedures today. Through a variety of customizable surgical options, Dr. Slenkovich can improve the appearance and function of the nose. To learn more about your nose surgery options, contact Colorado Plastic Surgery Center at (303) 783-1000 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Slenkovich.