Redefine Your Profile with Rhinoplasty Surgery
When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? If you are unhappy with your nose, it can have a huge impact on your confidence in your appearance. Fortunately, there is a solution. Using rhinoplasty surgery at our Darien practice, Dr. David Passaretti can adjust the length, width, and profile of your nose. He can also use this procedure to correct a deviated septum and improve your breathing. We offer both open and closed rhinoplasty, and Dr. Passaretti will determine which type is right for you during a consultation. To schedule your initial appointment, contact our office today.
Rhinoplasty is a procedure done on the nose to change the angle and/or width of the nose to provide the patient with a more balance or appealing look. Because the incisions are made on the inside of the nose, there is little to no scarring.
Determining Your Candidacy
If you are dissatisfied with the shape or size of your nose, you are likely a good candidate for rhinoplasty. To be considered for this treatment, you should be in good physical health with specific yet realistic goals for your treatment. Rhinoplasty is only suitable for adults, and teenagers should wait until they have finished growing before they consider a nose job.
Open vs. Closed Surgery
There are two different rhinoplasty techniques: open and closed. Both can achieve similar results, and Dr. Passaretti's recommendation will ultimately depend on your aesthetic goals and the natural shape of your nose. During closed rhinoplasty, he will create incisions inside your nostrils. In open rhinoplasty, he will place the incision across the columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Although closed rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure, Dr. Passaretti typically prefers this option since it minimizes visible scarring. However, since open rhinoplasty allows him to easily access more tissue, he may recommend this procedure if you require more extensive correction.
Before either procedure, Dr. Passaretti will supply general or intravenous (IV) sedation. After he has created the incisions, he will alter cartilage and bone to improve the shape of your nose. Typically, he will remove material to reduce the size of your nose, but he can also perform a tissue graft to enhance its definition. He may also straighten your septum to improve your breathing. Lastly, Dr. Passaretti will drape the skin over the new contours of your nose (for an open rhinoplasty) and carefully close up the incisions.
What to Expect after Your Procedure
After your nose surgery, you will experience some swelling and minimal discomfort. You should sleep with your head elevated, and Dr. Passaretti may provide a splint to enhance healing and contouring. Within a week, you should be able to remove the splint, and you will typically not show any visible signs of a recent surgery. Although you will notice changes in the shape and size of your nose immediately after your procedure, it typically takes a number of months for the final results of your rhinoplasty to become apparent. To enhance the outcome of your rhinoplasty, you should follow all post-surgical instructions and attend any necessary follow-up appointments with Dr. Passaretti.
Benefits & Considerations
Rhinoplasty can correct a wide range of concerns and health issues, including:
- Reduce the length or width of your nose
- Correct asymmetry
- Restore balance by making your features more proportionate
- Reduce the size of your nostrils
- Remove humps or depressions from the bridge of your nose
- Enhance your breathing by correcting a deviated septum
- Improve your confidence and self-esteem
Since rhinoplasty is a completely personalized procedure, your initial consultation is a vital component of your treatment. During this appointment you will discuss your cosmetic goals and health history, and Dr. Passaretti will examine the natural shape and size of your nose to create a treatment designed just for you. If you are unhappy with the results of a previous surgery, he also offers revision rhinoplasty to correct imperfections and restore your confidence in your appearance.
Contact Dr. Passaretti Today
You can learn more about whether rhinoplasty is right for you during a consultation. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Passaretti today.