Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, involves reshaping underlying tissue and cartilage to enhance the appearance of your nose and to create a more well-balanced facial appearance. It may also result in improvements in breathing.
The Benefits of Nose Surgery
Noses ideally share certain desirable characteristics: proper balance, shape, and symmetry. With years of expertise in rhinoplasty, the plastic surgery team at Castle Rock will work with you to determine which characteristics will create the ideal balance with your other facial features.
A variety of conditions can be addressed during your nose surgery, including:
- Nasal hump
- Large nose
- Crooked nose
- Wide nostrils
- Hook nose
- Bulbous tip
Nose surgery can also serve reconstructive purposes and correct damage to the face caused by trauma, disease, or previous surgery.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
During a rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are typically made within the nostrils or across the base of the nose. The skin is then separated from the underlying soft cartilage and bone. Our skilled surgeons will then use specialized tools to reshape the core foundation of your nose.
Your nose is sensitive — it’s more exposed than any other part of your face. After surgery, temporary splints, both inside and out, will be placed to help support and protect its new shape and position. In the days following surgery, you will need to stay home. Most of the swelling will go down in about two weeks, after which, you should be able to return to your normal activities.
Begin with a Consultation for Rhinoplasty
Are you uncomfortable with the appearance of your nose and/or its aesthetic relationship to your other facial features? Give our office a call to learn more about cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery at the Center for Plastic Surgery at Castle Rock.
A deviated septum describes the condition in which the wall between nostrils has been displaced (or deviated) to one side, resulting in one nasal passage that’s smaller than the other. If the deviation is severe enough, it can reduce airflow and ultimately make breathing difficult.
The Benefits of Deviated Septum Treatment
It’s estimated that a majority of all nasal walls are off-center, causing a deviated septum. However, those who suffer from a significantly deviated septum may experience several issues that can make daily life uncomfortable. A deviated septum may cause one or more of the following concerns:
- Obstruction of one or both nostrils
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus infections
- Some facial pain, headaches, postnasal drip
- Noisy breathing
Oftentimes, a deviated septum interferes with sinus drainage and results in chronic sinus infection. The only way to correct this problem is surgery.
The Procedure to Correct a Deviated Septum
In order to correct a deviated septum, you must undergo a surgical treatment called septoplasty. This procedure is performed entirely through the nostril (very often, septoplasty is combined with a rhinoplasty procedure). When performed alone, there is little to no bruising or external signs of surgery.
Lasting about an hour or two, this procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia. Dramatically deviated septums may require the removal of the septum entirely, which may then need to be readjusted and reinserted into the nose. After surgery, you can expect to have nasal packing inserted to help prevent postoperative bleeding.
Because the cartilaginous septum continues growing until around age 18, generally a septoplasty is not performed on minors.
Begin with a Consultation for Septoplasty Surgery
If you suffer from frequent nasal congestion, have trouble breathing quietly, or have recurring sinus infections, you may have a deviated septum. Relief is here at the Center for Plastic Surgery at Castle Rock. Give us a call to schedule your consultation for septoplasty.