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What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty in San Francisco?

A rhinoplasty aka as nose reshaping surgery has many different benefits and can help you achieve the results you are seeking. A rhinoplasty in San Francisco can help you achieve a nose size that is in balance with the size of your face, get rid of humps and depressions, fix asymmetry, or fix a nasal tip that is drooping, upturned, hooked, or bulbous. If you are looking to improve your appearance or fix the symmetry of your facial features, this procedure could help you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Nose Reshaping?

Assuming you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for nose reshaping. Some of the indications that you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty are as follows:

  • Your nose appears too large for your face.
  • A bump on the nasal bridge can be viewed in profile.
  • Your nose seems too wide when viewed from the front.
  • The nasal tip droops or plunges.
  • The tip is thickened or enlarged.
  • Your nostrils are excessively flared.
  • Your nose is off-center or crooked.
  • Previous injury has made your nose asymmetrical.

Nose reshaping can also be used to correct certain breathing problems that are related to the internal nasal structures. Dr. Echavez will be able to help you determine whether these structures should be modified along with reshaping your nose.

What Is the Process for Nose Reshaping?

Rhinoplasty takes place under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia and typically lasts for one to two hours. There are two methods for the surgery: closed procedure, where the incisions are hidden in the nose, and open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. After the incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are raised, allowing your nose reshaping surgeon to manipulate your nasal structure.

Nose reshaping is sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift or other rejuvenating surgery. You can talk to Dr. Echavez about any additional procedures you would like. He will explain the full process of your nose reshaping during your initial meeting.

What Does Recovery Entail After Nose Reshaping?

When you undergo nose reshaping, you will probably require a splint, internal tubes, or packing inside your nose. A splint or bandages will also be placed on the outside to support and protect the new contours. Common side effects from the procedure include soreness, swelling, and bruising, which may last for a few weeks. A nose reshaping may also lead to some stiffness or numbness, particularly at the tip of the nose. Usually, patients can return to work within two weeks.

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When you work with Dr. Echavez, you will be treated with warmth and respect. We will make sure you are well-informed about nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) so you can make the best decision for you. Please schedule a consultation and discover why we have a reputation for providing meticulous, compassionate care.