Dr. Bender performs Rhinoplasty in order to reshape the nose. Appearance can be improved for those people who are dissatisfied with the shape and size of their nose. Nasal reconstruction was one of the first cosmetic procedures ever developed and is among the most frequently performed today. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which abnormalities of the nose are corrected by removing, rearranging or reshaping bone or cartilage.

Before Surgery

You will meet with Dr.Bender to discuss the appropriate procedure to achieve the desired results. A medical history along with a careful examination is conducted in order to evaluate your general health. We will discuss with you the way your nose can look in relation to your other facial features. 

Method of Surgery

Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia in the outpatient Surgery Center. In most cases involving a reduction in shape or size of the nose, angle or removal of a hump, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying skeleton of bone and cartilage. The surgery can usually take anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on the extent of the reconstruction. 

Postoperative Information

The recovery takes one to two weeks. During that time, a lightweight splint is worn to maintain the new shape of the nose.Most people resume their normal activities within a week or two.There is always some stuffiness of the nose, especially when work has been done on the nasal septum. Full healing usually takes 6-8 weeks. 

Pain is minimal and is controlled with medications. Bruising occurs around the eyes and begins to fade within a few days. Discoloration usually disappears in two weeks.

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