“One of the most requested cosmetic procedures at City Aesthetics at Totum Health is rhinoplasty”, said Chief Medical Director, Dara Liotta, MD. Rhinoplasty is a facial surgery designed to modify and contour the features of the face, particularly the nose. If you are thinking about getting this procedure done it’s in your best interest to learn as much as possible about what is involved. A qualified board certified surgeon like Dr. Liotta can consult you about your specific case.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is what is commonly referred to as a “nose job.” It’s a reshaping, restructuring or reconstruction of the nose to change the overall look and proportion of the face. Patients commonly request this surgery when they want to make an aesthetic change to update the look of their noses or when there is some type of obstruction that is making it difficult to breathe easily through the nose. Some patients come in with nose injuries from sports and accidents.
Dr. Liotta is a board-certified otolaryngologist who can resolve a number of common concerns, including bumps and changing the width of the nostrils. One common issue that can sometimes be resolved with a nose reconstruction surgery is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes breathing problems that make it difficult for a patient to get proper rest. Because this is a type of surgery requiring anesthesia, the Manhattan rhinoplasty surgeon must evaluate patients to ensure that they’re good candidates. That includes a thorough exam and consultation of the patient’s medical history.
The Procedure and Precautions
The doctor administers local or general anesthesia before beginning the rhinoplasty procedure. The patient will be under this anesthesia for several hours during and possibly after the procedure, so a companion is necessary. After the surgery, the nose is gently wrapped and a splint is usually added to keep it secure. The patient can expect some congestion and swelling on the nose as it heals.
On a follow-up appointment, the Manhattan rhinoplasty doctor removes the splint and bandages to reveal the new shape of the nose. It’s important for the patient to update the doctor about any issues along the way. Medication may be prescribed (or over the counter options) to help the patient manage any pain during the healing process.
Consult with Dr. Liotta About Your Specific Case
Each case is different. Before you agree to any type of reconstructive surgery including rhinoplasty, it’s important to ask as many questions as you need to feel completely comfortable. Manhattan NY ENT Dr. Liberatore is a fellow at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons and a number of other distinctive organizations. She is extremely knowledge about this type of surgery and happy to consult with patients about the procedure.