One of our most important features is our nose. This central facial feature can significantly impact how you look and how you feel about your appearance overall. However, genetics or an injury can leave you with a nose that you believe doesn’t quite suit you. Fortunately, with a rhinoplasty procedure, you can achieve a nose that matches your aesthetic and truly brings out your natural beauty.
At Dr. Brent’s practice in Santa Barbara, he has helped countless patients reach their goals. Through rhinoplasty, he can help you reach a new level of confidence in your appearance. Call us today to learn more about this popular procedure and get started on your personalized cosmetic enhancement plan.
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What Is Rhinoplasty?
Also called a nose job, a rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around the world. By making careful adjustments to the bone and tissues of the nose, we can help you alter its appearance to better suit you.
Though this procedure targets a small part of your face, it can have a massive impact on your appearance. That is why you need a surgeon who thoroughly understands the anatomy of the nose and how to achieve true beauty with it. By making subtle adjustments to your nose, Dr. Brent can create stunning results that avoid the artificial look of unskilled plastic surgery.
Rhinoplasty works through small but significant changes. Each procedure differs, depending on your unique needs and goals. Typically, rhinoplasty involves any of the following:
- Adding volume to portions of the nose
- Shaving off bone to achieve a slimmer shape
- Using injections or adjusting tissue to achieve a new contour
You can use this procedure to alter either one or several parts of your nose, including:
- The nostrils
- The tip
- Nose profile
While many nose jobs are focused on changing the cosmetic aspects of the nose, a septoplasty focuses on function. If you have a deviated septum, you may have a range of physical symptoms included:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chronic nasal congestion or infection
- And more
With a septoplasty, we can alter your nose to alleviate these symptoms while keeping your nose’s natural appearance. However, you can also combine septoplasty with a cosmetic nose job procedure.
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What Is the Recovery Like?
Each patient’s recovery period will vary slightly. However, there is a general outline that most procedures follow, which we outline below.
During the first week, you will need to focus on rest. Most patients take this week off work and avoid most daily activities. Giving your body time to heal is not only safer, but it delivers better results in the end. You can expect some swelling and discomfort during this time. But these can easily be managed with medication.
In the following weeks, you will still want to avoid excessive strain. And keeping your nose safe from harm will be a top priority. As your nose continues to heal, you will see improvements day after day. Most patients will see their final results by about six months.
And once you see your results, they should be with you for years to come. As the changes are permanent, you should be able to enjoy your new aesthetic for the long term. However, it is important to avoid any new trauma to your nose, which can alter its shape.
While there will be some scarring, Dr. Brent makes any incisions in naturally hidden areas. So their visibility will be low from the start. And as you heal, any scarring should gradually decrease.
Is a Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
If you are dissatisfied with the shape or contours of your nose, then this procedure could be for you. As it is a surgical procedure, it is important for our patients to be in good health. This also means you should avoid smoking before the procedure and while recovering. The better your health, the better your results will be.
Below are some signs that this procedure may be right for you. Do you want to:
- Adjust the slope of your nose
- Change the width of your nose (narrower or wider)
- Alter the size/length of your nose
- Reduce bumps and smooth contours
- Change nostril size or shape
- Adjust nasal passage size
- Correct a deviated septum or nose
The first step to seeing if this is right for you is to schedule a consultation. During your personal meeting with Dr. Brent, you will have a chance to express your goals and learn about your treatment options. By working closely with each patient, Dr. Brent can develop a fully-tailored procedure plan that fully matches your unique needs.
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Take the first step to achieving your ideal self and schedule your consultation today. Every rhinoplasty procedure at Dr. Brent’s practice is fully tailored to your goals, and your consultation is crucial to fully developing your treatment plan. From start to finish, Dr. Brent works closely with you to deliver outstanding results and a new aesthetic that enhances your natural beauty. Call us today to learn more about our procedure and how we can unlock a new you.