surgery in Bolingbrook, IL,
is more formally known as rhinoplasty. It is a cosmetic surgical
procedure that is done to improve the patient’s appearance by
changing the size, proportion, or shape of their nose.
rhinoplasty calls for maintaining a balance between function and
form. The changes should not be drastic, and they should not impair
the patient’s ability to breathe. Rhinoplasty can have a functional
aspect as well as a cosmetic one, such as when the surgeon corrects a
Nose surgery can be open or closed. In an
open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a small incision across the
columella, a strip of cartilage between the nostrils at the base of
the nose. They then peel the skin back to access the operation site.
In a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes all the incisions inside
the nose. Your surgeon will decide which approach to use depending on
what they need to do, how extensive the surgery will be, and the
structure of your nose.
A rhinoplasty patient receives an IV
sedative rather than general anesthesia. The sedative keeps the
patient asleep and unaware of the surgery. A patient under IV
sedation can still breathe under their own power, while one receiving
general anesthesia needs a breathing tube in their throat. IV
sedation is less invasive than general anesthesia, and it causes less
pain and nausea. Patients also enjoy a quicker recovery.
you opt for nose surgery, you will have to wear a splint on the
outside of your nose for up to a week after the procedure. If the
surgeon performed an open rhinoplasty, they will remove your stitches
when they remove the splint. You can typically go back to work or
school seven to 10 days after the procedure.
Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery for more information about nose
surgery in Bolingbrook, IL, or visit us CclsCosmetic.com.