Nose surgery in Kentucky (also known as rhinoplasty) can be performed for men and women who want to improve the function of the nose (breathing) the appearance of the nose, or both. The improvement may involve reshaping the nose by changing the size of the nose, changing the shape of the tip, removing a hump, narrowing the nostrils, or narrowing or widening the bridge of the nose.
At Calobrace Plastic Surgery Center, our patients often have many questions about nose reshaping. Our Louisville, KY plastic surgeons understand that it can be a little scary to think about making lasting changes to your appearance, and are here to help you through the decision-making process.
Choosing Rhinoplasty in Kentucky
The extent of surgery will vary depending on the procedures being performed and whether the nose bones will need to be fractured. The surgery usually takes 2 to 3 hours and can be performed with local and IV sedation or general anesthesia. Patients usually experience some degree of temporary swelling, bruising, stuffiness and headaches.
While most people have a comfortable and successful recovery, complications such as infection, bleeding, and incomplete improvement may require follow-up care or additional surgery. Patients may return to work or school in 7 to 10 days, but should limit more strenuous activity for 2 to 4 weeks, and must avoid sunburn or hitting the nose for 2 months or more after a rhinoplasty. People from Lexington, KY and Louisville report that final nose appearance may not be seen for up to a year. The results are generally permanent.
Your Next Step
To find out if you are a candidate for a nose job in Kentucky, request a consultation online or call (502) 899-9979 to schedule your visit to Calobrace Plastic Surgery Center.