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Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (commonly called a nose job) is the most common type of cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. Dr. Gregory Branham and Dr. John Chi are rhinoplasty experts, and both physicians customize their treatment plans and surgical technique for each patient in order to preserve a functional, natural look.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty changes the shape of the nose by decreasing or increasing size, or changing the bridge or tip of the nose. Nose surgery can also restore breathing function by removing nasal obstructions. Cosmetic rhinoplasty changes the nose’s appearance and corrective rhinoplasty treats injuries from trauma or sports. Dr. Branham and Dr. Chi recommend nose surgery only after nasal cartilage reaches full growth, usually around 16 years of age.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty can treat:

  • Nose size in relation to facial balance
  • Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
  • Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry

Recovery

In most cases rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight hospital stay. Downtime after surgery varies for each patient, and Dr. Branham or Dr. Chi will check a patient’s healing progress one week after surgery. Some patients may resume normal activities after that. Bruising from the surgery can diminish within one week, but may take longer in older patients as skin and tissue becomes less resilient as we age.

Trusted Experts

Even though rhinoplasty is the most common type of cosmetic surgery, it is a complex surgical procedure. You want a trustworthy expert for your face, and Dr. Branham and Dr. Chi are known as skilled rhinoplasty surgeons. Call today for your consultation. A custom treatment plan will be outlined after discussing and defining your goals: 314-996-3880.