If you live in the Melbourne area and don’t like the way that your nose looks, you may be able to improve your appearance by getting a rhinoplasty from Mr. Salerno at Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, Victoria. This procedure can improve the balance between your mouth and nose. A nose job can also correct structural issues that are causing you to experience negative physical symptoms.
Why Is Rhinoplasty Called Rhinoplasty?
When you begin researching this cosmetic technique, you might be curious to learn more about the origin of the term rhinoplasty. This word is derived from two Greek terms: rhinos and plassein. Rhinos means “nose,” and plassein means “to shape.” As its name implies, this cosmetic procedure can be used to reshape the contours of your nose. This procedure can also improve sinus problems, breathing difficulties, and other health issues.
What Types of Nasal Procedures Can I Receive?
Mr. Salerno performs cosmetic and functional procedures. A functional nose job may be performed to correct structural issues that are causing you to experience sinus issues, breathing problems, or other health conditions. Alternatively, a cosmetic procedure can be used to correct aesthetic problems that are causing you to feel upset about your appearance.
Receiving a Functional Nose Job
During a functional nose job, Mr. Salerno can correct a variety of structural problems that are negatively impacting your health. For example, you might develop a deviated septum after you are in an accident. Alternatively, you might have been born with a crooked septum. During your procedure, Mr. Salerno can correct your deviated or crooked septum. In addition, he can use gentle techniques to fix your narrow nasal passages.
Your turbinates are nasal structures that heat up and add moisture to air that is passing through your nasal passages. If you have sinus infections, hormonal issues, or allergies, your turbinates may become swollen. If you are experiencing this health problem, Mr. Salerno may improve your health by eliminating unnecessary tissues in your nose.
Receiving a Cosmetic Nose Job
It’s very common to feel like your nose is overly large. If you are experiencing this problem, your nose may be more noticeable than the other features on your face. During your cosmetic nose job, Mr. Salerno can use specialized techniques to make your nose look smaller and more proportionate.
In addition to fixing your disproportionately large nose, Mr. Salerno may be able to address other aesthetic issues during your nose job. For example, he can make your nose look more symmetrical. He can also decrease the width of your nostrils or nose bridge and adjust the appearance of your nasal tip.
What Techniques Can Be Used to Improve My Nose?
There are two main techniques that Mr. Salerno might use during your nose job.
An Endonasal Approach
An endonasal approach can be a good way to correct aesthetic issues that affect your nose. During this type of nasal procedure, Mr. Salerno can start your nose job by making very small incisions in both of your nostrils.
Next, he can use these openings to augment, reshape, and make other adjustments to your nose. Since this is a very gentle approach, you may have a shorter recovery time if you receive this type of nose job. If you would like to make minor changes to the structure or shape of your nose, Mr. Salerno may use this approach during your procedure.
An External Approach
If you are interested in creating more significant changes in your appearance, Mr. Salerno may use an external approach to enhance your nose. During this type of nose job, he may start your procedure by making a very small incision on the outside of your nose. Next, he can use this incision to access the inside of your nose.
This approach can be a good way to make more dramatic adjustments to your nasal structure. If you are receiving a functional nose job, Mr. Salerno may make more significant changes to your nasal bones and tissues. As a result, he may use an external approach to improve your health issues. He can also use this approach to perform cartilage or bone grafts.
What Can I Expect During My Nasal Procedure?
You can begin this process by having a personalized meeting with Mr. Salerno. During your meeting, you can discuss the health issues or cosmetic goals that you would like to correct with a nose job. In addition to talking about these goals, you can discuss your medical background and review any medications, herbs, or supplements that you are currently taking. You can also tell Mr. Salerno about any nasal procedures or other aesthetic treatments that you have received in the past.
After you complete this discussion, Mr. Salerno can look at the tissues on the outside and inside of your nose. In addition to examining your nose, he may take several photographs of your face. At this point, he can provide you with more details about the techniques that he can use to address your medical symptoms or improve the appearance of your nose.
Getting Ready for Your Nose Job
Taking aspirin or ibuprofen may impair your blood’s ability to clot and lengthen your recovery period. To avoid this problem, Mr. Salerno may ask you to stop taking medications that contain these substances for two weeks.
Similarly, smoking cigarettes can cause your blood vessels to constrict and damage your circulation. As a result, you might be required to improve your health by quitting smoking before you receive your nasal procedure.
Receiving Your Procedure
If Mr. Salerno is using the endonasal approach, he may decide to use local anesthesia and sedation during your appointment. These medications can be a good way to numb your tissues and allow you to feel relaxed throughout your nasal procedure. If you are receiving an external nose job, he may recommend using general anesthesia.
After you receive your medication, Mr. Salerno can begin your nose job. Under some circumstances, he may use cartilage from your ear or other locations to achieve your aesthetic objectives. Alternatively, he might use a bone graft or implant to reshape your nose. Your nasal procedure may last for one to two hours.
Starting Your Recovery Period
After your procedure is complete, Mr. Salerno may put a metal or plastic splint onto your nose. Under some circumstances, he may put splints or nasal packs inside both of your nostrils. These splints or packs can be used to stabilize your septum during your recovery period.
It’s normal to remain in a recovery room for a couple of hours. After enough time has passed, you may be able to return to your home. You may be very tired or drowsy at this time. Instead of driving a car, you can ask a relative or close friend to take you home. During the next 24 hours, this person can help you begin your recovery period.
Recovering From Your Nose Job
It’s common to take some time off from your schoolwork or job after your nose job is complete. In addition, you might have to avoid eating salty foods or spicy dishes for a few days. During this time, Mr. Salerno may instruct you to eat bland foods, like mashed potatoes, soup, or broth.
During the next couple of weeks, Mr. Salerno may advise you to avoid going running or doing other rigorous activities. In addition, you may have to temporarily refrain from going swimming or blowing your nose. Further, you might be required to avoid making aggressive facial expressions that could delay your healing process.
Can I Combine a Nose Job With Other Cosmetic Procedures?
In addition to reshaping your nose, Mr. Salerno can use specialized techniques to improve many other aspects of your face. For example, he can change the appearance of your ears by giving you an otoplasty. This cosmetic procedure can be used to correct overly prominent or asymmetrical ears. In addition, he can use a neck lift to remove extra skin around your neck. Receiving a neck lift can be a good way to smooth your skin and achieve a youthful look.
If you are thinking about receiving multiple procedures, you can discuss this desire with Mr. Salerno during your initial consultation. After he has looked at the facial features that you would like to improve, he can let you know if you can receive multiple procedures during one appointment. If you want to make extensive changes to your appearance, he may recommend spacing out your cosmetic procedures over a longer period of time.
Improve Your Nose
Receiving a rhinoplasty can be a fantastic way to reshape your nose, improve the balance of your facial features, and improve your self-esteem. This technique can also be used to address breathing problems and other medical issues. If you live in Melbourne and are interested in learning more about this nasal procedure, you can contact us at Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, Victoria to arrange an initial consultation.