Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is one of the most traditional cosmetic surgeries still in use today. Although it was first developed almost 3,000 years ago, it remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States today. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost a quarter of a million nose jobs were performed in 2012 alone.
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A nose job can be used to correct a number of conditions, including a pronounced bridge and misshapen tip. These days, there are a number of techniques available to augment the nose as well. Rhinoplasty can also be used to correct a nose that has been deformed by an accident and correct structural problems that may impair breathing. Patients considering a nose job should be pleased to know that rhinoplasty is one of the procedures at which Dr. Temmen excels the most. No matter what your particular concerns are, she can help shape your nose in a way that is both attractive and functional.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. This allows the doctor to work on your nose effectively, while eliminating any chance of discomfort for you. The specific techniques used to perform your nose job will vary depending on your anatomy and your goals. Some of the common techniques available include:
Determining the right techniques for your nose job will depend on the structure of your nose and what you hope to accomplish. The most important thing in any rhinoplasty procedure is to maintain optimal facial balance, shaping your nose in a way that is harmonious with your other facial features. Dr. Temmen can help you figure out the best strategy for you with her technical expertise and exceptional eye for detail.
After Your Rhinoplasty Procedure
These days, most rhinoplasty operations are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day. You should make arrangements to have somebody drive you home and help you around the house after your nose job. Usually, the dressing is removed within the first week, at which point most patients are able to return to work. You should avoid any strenuous activities for about three weeks, as well as those that may lead to contact with your nose. Bruising and swelling are typical during your initial recovery. Most of the swelling subsides by the fourth week, although the final appearance of your new nose may not be completely apparent for as long as six months.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Temmen for Their Rhinoplasty
Patients from all over the Tampa Bay area go to Dr. Temmen for their nose jobs because of her expert training and meticulous attention to detail. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an associate member of the American College of Surgeons, accomplishments only the best surgeons can boast of. When you come to Dr. Temmen for your rhinoplasty, you can be sure that you are getting the best treatment available.