Rhinoplasty, or “nose job” surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. There are many reasons why people seek rhinoplasty and the most popular are:
- Fixing a deviated septum that is deformed and may block air passage and potentially cause snoring and/or impact quality of sleep.
- Fixing a nose that has been broken, whether it is through a car accident, a fall, or a fistfight – the nose seems to be most vulnerable in situations like that.
- Reshaping a nose that looks too big for a face or has a large bump on the bridge.
- Giving the nose more structure because it is too flat on the face.
Whatever the reason, it is important to realize that no two noses are alike and no two nose jobs should be alike either. Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins
is an expert in facial rejuvenation and pays special attention to the nose/chin connection so as to not over correct the nose, which could result in an unnatural appearance.
Rhinoplasty by Dr. Perkins can provide a dramatic change in the appearance and function of the nose. Front facial views and profiles can be improved through a nose job surgery. Nasal surgery can narrow a nose, straighten a crooked nose, refine a bulbous tip, and remove an unwanted bump. A deviated septum or bone spurs can be corrected at the same time, if needed.
Dr. Perkins does the majority of rhinoplasty surgery with the closed technique that allows incisions to hide inside the nose. A combination of local anesthesia, oral and intravenous sedation will keep the patient comfortable and unaware – general anesthesia is not needed. Minimal pain can be expected after surgery and is controlled with oral medication. Patients may experience some stuffiness, similar to a mild cold. An external dressing is in place for the first week. Most people return to work at 7 to 10 days.
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