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Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure in which the size and shape of your nose is changed to bring it into proper proportions with your face. Many people are born with noses that detract from their facial features. Others, through trauma or aging, have noticed a change in the appearance of their nose and feel awkward or self-conscious about its look.
Board-certified, Knox County plastic surgeon, Dr. Dean Kleto can use rhinoplasty to correct several issues with your nose including:
- A nose that is too large
- A nose that has a bulbous tip
- A nose that has bumps, humps, or divots
- A nose that is too wide
- A nose that droops or turns up
- Asymmetrical nostrils
In fact, rhinoplasty can be used to correct many problems with your nose, bringing it in to better alignment with your other facial features.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are two types of rhinoplasty:
Open rhinoplasty, in which incisions are made inside the nostrils and underneath your nose
Closed rhinoplasty, in which incisions are only made inside your nostrils
The type of rhinoplasty you require will depend on the structure of your nose. Dr. Kleto will carefully assess all of your facial features and help you determine what method will best suit your needs.
In both types of rhinoplasty, Dr. Kleto will access the cartilage in your nose to gently reshape it, correcting imperfections and providing symmetry. Once completed, your incisions will be sutured, and the healing process will begin.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
In the first few days following your surgery you will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Cold compresses and medications supplied by Dr. Kleto can be used to deal with these problems. Keeping your head elevated and allowing your body plenty of time to rest will also be helpful during this time.
For the first one to two weeks, you should avoid strenuous activities. This will allow your body time to heal properly. You should avoid direct sun exposure for up to two months. Dr. Kleto will help you determine when it is okay to resume all of your normal activities. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kleto can give you more information about recovery and answer all of your questions about nose surgery.
If you live in Knoxville, Sevierville, or anywhere in Knox County, Tennessee and would like more information about rhinoplasty, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule a nose surgery consultation today.
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