What Should I Know About Rhinoplasty?

If you have some thoughts about undergoing rhinoplasty, then there are a few things you may not know or want to consider before making this change to your facial appearance. It is important to know why you want nose surgery; is it for cosmetic or functional purposes? Is it for you or for someone else? Addressing these questions with yourself and your surgeon is important to ensure that you achieve the results you desire.

Two Types of Techniques

Rhinoplasty can be performed in one of two ways. Once you figure out if you want your nose surgery for cosmetic reasons (to improve your appearance) or functionality (to breathe better), then you can decide whether or not you should go with an open or closed approach. Both of these methods produce the same results. After a thorough evaluation and consultation with Dr. Hughes, you will both be able to come to an agreement on which technique would be best for your desired results. 

  • Open Rhinoplasty: This technique involves an incision on the columella, the soft tissue that separates the nostrils, and inside to provide support.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: This technique is performed by making all necessary incisions hidden within the nostrils.

Results Take Time

After your nose surgery, you will see noticeable improvement; however, complete results can take up to one full year to fully develop and heal. Once you undergo rhinoplasty, you will experience long-lasting results. Whether you choose to have big changes or small, barely noticeable changes, your results will look natural and will increase your self-confidence so that you can be proud to show off your new aesthetic. 

For more information about rhinoplasty at Synergy Face + Body, please feel free to call us. If you are Inside the Beltline, call 919-335-6372. If you are in Raleigh, call 919-510-5130. You can also contact us online by filling out our online contact form