YOUR RHINOPLASTY CONSULTATION
Every surgical procedure is considered important to Dr Laniewski, and patient satisfaction is the top priority. Consultations are relaxed and informative situations designed to provide a full understanding of your surgical goals and expected outcomes. You will need to provide information regarding current and past medical conditions or ongoing medications, along with previous surgeries that could influence outcomes.
Dr Laniewski is a highly qualified and experienced facial surgeon, and can provide the best options available for your upcoming surgery. A consultation with Dr Laniewski will offer insights and surgical options that best suit your individual features. It’s natural to feel a little stressed and excited about your surgery, but Dr Laniewski will put your mind at ease.
HOW IS RHINOPLASTY SURGERY PERFORMED?
Depending on the complexity of your surgery, the operation should take between one and three hours. The surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, with a return home on the day of the operation or the following day.
A typical surgery will involve an incision within the nostril cavity to provide access to nose framework cartilage. Soft nose tissue is then easily lifted, allowing the surgeon to sculpt the cartilage and achieve the desired results. The septum can be simultaneously trimmed or realigned to address breathing problems. Nose indentations can be repaired with body tissue or a synthetic filler.
Once the cartilage has been reshaped, the skin is re-draped over the nose and a splint put in place to support the nose during the healing phase.
AFTER SURGERY RECOVERY
Once back home after surgery, it’s important to remain as comfortable as possible and avoid all strenuous activities for several weeks. During the first couple of days after surgery you will need to keep your head elevated and remain relatively still. After the first week, the bandaging and splint will be removed, and puffiness, bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes will slowly recede.
A cold compress can be an invaluable aid in minimising pain and swelling, so it’s a good idea to have an ice compress ready at home before having the surgery. Pain medicine may also be prescribed. Within a couple of weeks the majority of the swelling and bruising should have diminished.
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent, although injury, general aging or other factors can impact the nose’s appearance. It’s also worth noting that rhinoplasty should only be performed on a fully developed adult nose, otherwise continued development might significantly alter nose structure and shape.
Perfect symmetry of facial features is an artificial imposition, but creating a nose that highlights facial balance and harmony is a beautiful and living work of art.