Rhinoplasty can remodel your nose, changing its appearance and structure. The experienced surgeons at ENT Specialists of Alaska skillfully perform rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, to correct defects, or to relieve severe breathing obstructions. There are two locations in Wasilla and Eagle River, Alaska, and several partner clinics — including Alyeska Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & ENT in Anchorage, Alaska. Book your rhinoplasty consultation by calling the office nearest you or clicking on the online scheduler.
Rhinoplasty is a surgery that changes the exterior of your nose. During this type of surgery, your ENT Specialists of Alaska surgeon can:
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in America today. It can dramatically change the nose that you’re unhappy with to give you a natural, well-proportioned nose that beautifully complements your other facial features.
There are also noncosmetic reasons for seeking rhinoplasty, including to correct birth defects and repair trauma-related nose damage.
Rhinoplasty can help with breathing problems in some cases, too. It’s often combined with a septoplasty that repairs internal nose damage in patients with a deviated septum.
During your rhinoplasty consultation, your ENT Specialists of Alaska surgeon examines your nose and takes X-rays and other imaging. They discuss your reasons for wanting or needing the surgery and then give you personalized advice about the surgery.
You’re encouraged to discuss your goals and expectations with the surgeon before committing to the procedure, as it’s important to have a realistic idea of what your results might look like.
ENT Specialists of Alaska has a computer video imager that previews your expected results to help you decide whether rhinoplasty is right for you.
Most patients have rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure. It’s normal to have some bruising and swelling after rhinoplasty, which mainly dissipates over a few weeks. It’s important to keep your head elevated for 48-72 hours after surgery to encourage healing.
Your surgeon typically removes your bandages during your follow-up appointment, sometime during the week after surgery. Most patients feel normal again in about a week, but you must avoid strenuous activity for a couple of weeks as directed by your surgeon.
Rhinoplasty can be a tremendous confidence booster for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose. To learn more, reach out to ENT Specialists of Alaska to arrange a consultation. Use the online scheduler or call the office nearest you.