The nose is an essential facial feature. The shape and size of the nose should be in balance with the remaining face. A lack of symmetry can make many people feel conscious. The best way to address this is by undergoing Rhinoplasty Toronto. Whether it is the bump on the size or the droopy tip or the size of the nose, rhinoplasty can help you to achieve the nose of your dreams. The surgeon will work with you to create a balanced nose that will enable you to feel more confident. A nose job has been a popular cosmetic procedure for time immemorial. Despite that, very few people understand how it works to help you get that perfect nose. Here is all that you need to know about it.

What happens during rhinoplasty?

For rhinoplasty to be carried out, the patient is put under general anaesthesia. The surgery can last for an hour to three hours. Duration is dependent on the complexity of the procedure. Two main approaches are followed during rhinoplasty. The surgeon will discuss the approach with you before the procedure. It is chosen as per the structure of the nose and the aesthetic goal. The two main approaches are:

Closed Rhinoplasty: This approach is referred to as the closed approach because the procedure is performed by making incisions inside the nostrils. Depending on the access to the internal structure and the finesse required, the closed rhinoplasty can be carried out without creating an incision as well. This is done by performing it through the base/columella. It is a popular approach which enables the patient to avoid small scarring.

Open Rhinoplasty: It is a commonly practised approach in which the surgeon has full access to the internal bone and cartilage structure of the nose. This approach is called open rhinoplasty as an incision is made in the shape of a small inverted V. This incision is placed between the nostrils. With time, the scar becomes faint and well-hidden.

What does recovery look like?

Understanding the recovery process can give great insight into the procedure and how the results come about to be. Right after the surgery, you will have a plaster cast on the bridge of the nose. Swelling and bruising are commonly experienced after that and increase within the next few days. There might be minimal pain. Often, patients have reported experiencing a sense of pressure in the face and nose. To minimize discomfort and chances of bleeding, it is recommended to keep your head and shoulders elevated at 30 degrees. In the meanwhile, avoid bending over, lifting heavy or doing anything that can increase pressure on the face. The development of black eyes is common.

The nose might appear swollen and wide for the first few weeks. After the first 2 weeks, you might see the nose shrink. As you enter the third month, you will see refinement in the nose. It takes about 6 months to see the final results of the procedure.