Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) in Denver, Colorado
Rhinoplasty is a general term used to describe nose surgery. Nasal procedures are done for several various reasons such as to adjust cosmetic or aesthetic issues and to create better facial harmony, or to correct a previous Rhinoplasty, or to fix an obstruction of the air passage, or after trauma or disease. In many cases it is a combination of both cosmetic and functional reasons that cause patients to choose Rhinoplasty.
Depending on the kind of Rhinoplasty, incision points may either be on the inner (closed rhinoplasty) or outer (open rhinoplasty) side of the nose. In some cases an incision may be made across the narrow strip of skin at the bottom-most point of the nose which divides the left and right nostrils, called the columella. In other cases, it may be possible for all incisions to be done inside the nose.
Recovering from Rhinoplasty is different for each patient but generally in the days or weeks following your surgery you may experience some swelling, aches, bruising, bleeding or stuffiness. In most cases patients can return to work in about a week. It is normal for some swelling to be reoccurring throughout the first year after surgery, particularly in the morning. There are few risks involved in the Rhinoplasty procedure, but as with any surgery there are some which may include the risk of infection, adverse reaction to the anesthesia or nosebleed.