A rhinoplasty, known by most patients as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping” surgery, is a great option for individuals interested in achieving well-proportioned facial and nasal features. The majority of our patients request rhinoplasty surgeries for aesthetic enhancement purposes, but we do operate on individuals because it can tremendously improve their quality of life. For example, rhinoplasties are a common method to correct internal nasal deformities for individuals suffering from impaired breathing. Unfortunately, we do receive numerous requests for rhinoplasty revisions in order to correct mistakes made in previous surgeries. Dr. Barrett is a specialist in revision surgeries, so rest assured that you will be taken care of throughout the entire process.
While we try to accommodate as many patients as we can, we do recommend setting up a consultation if you are interested in a rhinoplasty. Because this procedure can directly affect an individual’s respiratory health, Dr. Barrett needs to first assess that your nasal growth is complete prior to surgery. As a baseline, the youngest patients we accept for a rhinoplasty are adolescents and young adults, but we are flexible so long as you are aware of both the aesthetic benefits and the health risks involved. Outside of the minimum age requirement, ideal candidates are nonsmokers and in good health.
We also accept patients for rhinoplasty revisions if they experienced deformities resulting from a previous operation. Scarring is more likely to appear during a revision surgery, but Dr. Barrett’s patients rarely experience any substantial side effects due to his expertise and high-quality surgical techniques.
Results and Recovery
After surgery, patients often develop puffiness, swelling, bruising, aching, and bleeding around the nose region. It takes at least two days for these symptoms to subside, but most patients are healthy enough to return to their daily activities by the end of the week. It is important to note that optimal results will not appear immediately; the best results often appear a year post-surgery. While Dr. Barrett does his best to achieve the patient’s desired look, please keep in mind that exact results can vary from individual to individual, depending on factors like age, facial shape, nasal bone structure, cartilage structure, and even skin thickness.