Plastic Surgery Nose Reshaping Chicago
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Rhinoplasty serves to shape your nose in order to blend harmoniously with your other facial features. Candidates for rhinoplasty believe that their nose does not fit with the rest of their face, whether too large, too long, too wide, too narrow, or too droopy. No matter the reason for rhinoplasty, Dr. Casas will discuss with you whether rhinoplasty combined with other functional nasal procedures to improve nasal breathing may achieve your expectations.
In your initial consultation, Dr. Casas will examine your nose including the skin quality, size, shape, and relationship to your other facial features. She will ask you to describe the exact features of your nose you would like altered. If she feels you have realistic expectations, she will discuss the pros and cons of the procedures available to achieve your desired result.
Recovery from rhinoplasty is a gradual process and final results of your rhinoplasty will continue to evolve as swelling and bruising subsides. Dr. Casas will hide any incisions in natural contours or even inside the nose itself. Dr. Casas will also provide you with a medication and supplement regimen to keep you as comfortable as possible and to hasten the healing process. In addition, she will explain tips to minimize swelling, such as sleeping with your head elevated for a few days after surgery. A nasal splint and tape are used to support reshaping of your nasal bones and to reduce swelling. While the final result will be evident by one to two years after surgery, you will be able to enjoy your reshaped nose and resume non-aerobic activity within weeks after surgery. She will ask you to avoid contact sports to protect your reshaped nose.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage, administered by massage, is used after each procedure to reduce swelling. The number of sessions is individualized. It is important that patients follow a healthy lifestyle leading up to and following procedures, including non-smoking, a healthy diet and daily vitamins. Click here to learn more.
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