Nose Surgery Philadelphia - Rhinoplasty Pennsylvania
A Rhinoplasty can be performed for reshaping purposes for patients that are not satisfied with the size or shape of their nose. There are also cases for some patients in which there is a breathing obstruction, internal nasal surgery such as a septoplasty may need to be performed. A rhinoplasty often involves removal of a hump, refining a bulbous or thick tip, and narrowing a nose. This can improve the proportionality of the nose to other facial features and thereby create a more smooth and harmonious appearance.
The surgery is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. In addition to the nose itself, the eyelid region may become quite swollen and bruised. Patients often have nasal packing which is removed in the first few days. There is usually some type of external splint which adheres to the nose; this is removed 7-10 days after surgery. Any stitches inside the nose dissolve, while those externally are removed a week after surgery. The incisions are very well hidden across the fleshy structure between the nostrils, and internally in the nose.
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