Rhinoplasty Nose Reconstruction

Rhinoplasty, colloquially referred to as a nose-job or nose reconstruction, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to alter the size, shape or function of the nose. Rhinoplasty has been performed for many years and is generally a safe, effective procedure.

Would you like to learn more about rhinoplasty? Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the medical term applied to cosmetic surgery procedures that reconstruct or alter the nose. There are actually many different things that can be achieved with a rhinoplasty procedure.
A rhinoplasty can:

Because of the final option, rhinoplasty is sometimes more than a cosmetic procedure; it can help restore proper breathing function as well. Some people choose to have a nose reconstruction done for just one of these reasons or sometimes many of them together.

How does Rhinoplasty Work?

Every rhinoplasty procedure is unique because there are no two noses exactly the same. Generally, two things are targeted during rhinoplasty: cartilage and bone. During the nose reconstruction procedure:

For minor rhinoplasty, existing bone and cartilage are used. For more major procedures, extra bone and cartilage are necessary and may be drawn from other parts of the body. In some unique cases, nasal implants are also used.

Some downtime is expected after a nose reconstruction procedure. Often, this may be up to a week or longer. In certain cases, medication may be provided to relieve pain and reduce swelling.

After the recovery period, a check-up is recommended to determine that the surgery was completed successfully.

Request Rhinoplasty Information Today

Rhinoplasty is an important procedure for anyone looking to alter the appearance of their nose or improve routine breathing. If you would like to request more information about rhinoplasty, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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