Rhinoplasty is one of the most powerful operations that plastic surgeons perform. The nose, as the center of the face very much determines our overall appearance. Sometimes our nose doesn't quite fit our face, or we may have had an injury that needs correction. Maybe people also suffer from breathing issues. Dr. Hazen will do the external nose for appearance and work with an ENT surgeon who can simultaneously correct any breathing issues.
Before and After Photos
There are different incisions that can be used for a rhinoplasty procedure, both are small and easily hidden. The procedure is done with the patient under sedation and takes about 3 to 4 hours. The patient generally is swollen and bruised for a period of 2 weeks, and needs to refrain from vigorous activity during that time.
Who is a Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
If you are healthy and have concerns about your nose you can be evaluated for a rhinoplasty.
Post Surgery Recovery
Generally a two week recovery is expected. Surprisingly, the recovery is not very painful! Ice packs are utilized to reduce swelling, and the patients must refrain from contact sports for up to six weeks following surgery.
Why Choose Dr. Hazen
Dr. Hazen will carefully assess your facial harmony and together come up with a plan that will enhance your natural beauty and features. You will look natural and healthy and more like "you".
What to Expect From Your Consultation
After welcoming you, Dr. Hazen takes a thorough look at your medical history and conditions, including hospitalizations and medications taken. A physical exam is performed. Your goals and desires for surgery are fully explored, and Dr. Hazen gives a comprehensive explanation of the surgical procedures that are possible for you, including complications and risks. She describes your individual recovery process. Now you have the option to have your pre-operative photos taken (saves a visit). Dr. Hazen and you may explore any issues that are blocking or interfering with the surgery actually happening, including anxieties around it. Then your surgery plan is made with a time line. If the procedure is not covered by insurance, you receive an estimate for surgery and anesthesia.