What Is a Rhinoplasty and When Might It Be Considered?

The nose is one of the more defining facial features that can make a positive or negative first impression. Patients who have been naturally born with a nose that is not in balance and harmony with the rest of the facial features will often feel self-conscious about their appearance. They may be bothered by their overall appearance and might consider the benefits of a nose job, or “rhinoplasty.” At FosterMD, patients in the areas of Toms River and Manasquan, NJ can ask about this and other facial plastic surgery solutions available to them with Dr. Wayne Foster.

What is a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a special surgical procedure used to reshape the nostrils, bridge, or overall shape of the nose as a way to improve the facial profile and overall aesthetics of the nose when out of balance with the rest of the face. Patients can alleviate the feeling of self-consciousness they may experience because of the size, shape, or overall look of the nose.

How is a rhinoplasty used?

There are many results that a rhinoplasty can accomplish. The rhinoplasty may:

  • Increase or decrease the size of the nose
  • Adjust the angle of the nose
  • Reshape the tip of the nose or nostril
  • Correct bumps and imperfections of the bridge or nose

What can I expect from my rhinoplasty?

It is essential that patients understand that this is a surgical procedure and that swelling, bruising, and discomfort are all part of the healing process. It is important that patients schedule appropriate downtime from work, school, and other activities to allow the nose to heal properly. Patients should also closely follow their doctors post-operative instructions to reduce their risk of infection. Over time, patients will be able to see the improvements as swelling and puffiness subside. We also want patients to have realistic expectations of what can and cannot be achieved with rhinoplasty surgery.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Wayne Foster today!

The team of Foster MD offers a wide selection of plastic surgery solutions for new and existing patients. If you are an individual considering rhinoplasty, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our doctor to learn more. Our facial specialist has two locations in New Jersey and services patients in and around the areas of Toms River and Manasquan, NJ. Call one of our conveniently located practices today to schedule your evaluation and learn about this and other procedures used to improve the appearance and balance of the facial features.

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