Rhinoplasty is a common procedure designed to improve the shape of the nose. In this post, we investigate how long the procedure takes, plus some of the benefits it offers.

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Rhinoplasty Overview

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the shape and structure of the nose. Commonly referred to as “nose jobs,” they take two forms: cosmetic rhinoplasty and functional rhinoplasty.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasties are for patients who want to change the shape and appearance of their noses for aesthetic reasons. These procedures are common among individuals with a “hump” on the bridge of the nose, large noses, or those who want to reshape the nasal tip. 

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasties, on the other hand, are medical interventions designed to improve the function of the nose. Dr. Greenberg, for instance, can use rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum, open up the airways to allow easier breathing, and remove polyps that might be obstructing the sinuses. 

How Long Will Rhinoplasty Surgery Take?

Rhinoplasty procedures typically take between 1.5 and 3 hours to complete. Dr. Scott Greenberg begins surgery by giving you a general anesthetic. This medication ensures that you are not conscious for the duration of the procedure. Then he creates incisions in the nose (or at the base of the nose), to rework the tissue in your nose. 

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Benefits of Rhinoplasty

The benefits of rhinoplasty include: 

Improved appearance

Rhinoplasty allows you to dramatically enhance the appearance of your nose and correct aesthetic problems permanently. You can reduce the prominence of your bridge, reshape the nasal tip, and increase or decrease the overall size of the nose.

Better breathing

Functional rhinoplasties will improve your breathing. By correcting deviated septums and unblocking nasal passages, air can flow in and out of the lungs more easily. Functional rhinoplasties can also offer benefits to patients with certain types of sleep apnea. 

Restore facial balance

Lastly, some noses can be either too big or too small for the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty, therefore, can help improve overall symmetry.

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Because rhinoplasties offer so many benefits, many types of patients are potential candidates. 

You may require a rhinoplasty if:

  • You want to improve the appearance of your nose
  • You have a medical condition or structural problem with the nose that makes it hard to breathe

Good candidates are: 

  • Non-smokers
  • In generally good physical health

Are emotionally healthy and have realistic expectations for what the procedure can achieve

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about what you can expect from rhinoplasty? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137