We’ve all got things about our body or our appearance that we’re not happy with, but we can’t do much about. If you have narrow shoulders. If you’re shorter or taller than you’d like. Stuff like that.
But if you don’t like your nose, you have the ability to change it with Dr. Jones.
Nose surgery is formally known as rhinoplasty and it can be used to improve the shape or balance of your nose, or to improve its function.
Experienced with a long-performed procedure
Rhinoplasty was one of the original cosmetic procedures in the U.S. And improvements in surgical technology have made it even better for changing the shape and size of the nose, or for repairing or correcting any deformities that disrupt normal function of the nasal pathway.
But nose surgery isn’t something to be taken lightly. The surgery is very complex and Dr. Jones specializes in this discipline. He is double board certified in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryongology. He’s been performing nose surgeries for over two decades.
Nose surgery (commonly called a nose job) removes, rearranges, or reshapes the bone or cartilage of the nose to correct irregularities. As one of the main focal points of the face, the nose has a big impact on how people see themselves. Last year, half a million people opted to have rhinoplasty to change their nose.
Deciding on your new nose
During your consultation with Dr. Jones, you will discuss how you want to change your nose. The more specific your expectations the better, and this should include some research on your part. We will show you approximately how your new nose will look with our computer visualization software.
Due to the length of the surgery (more complicated procedures can last up to five hours), general anesthesia is used for most nose surgeries with Dr. Jones. He uses an “open” approach for procedures where more change is the goal. This is the method where the incisions are created across the tissue between the patient’s nostrils. It allows more significant changes to things such as overall nose size. If the goal is to reduce the nose size or shape, or to straighten it, the skin covering the underlying bone and cartilage will be separated, allowing the cartilage and bone to be reshaped. Once this has been done, the skin is then re-draped over the surface. Flared nostrils can be narrowed by creating an incision at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip.
If the situation is right, Dr. Jones uses the “closed” method where all incisions are made within the nose itself. This method is used when smaller refinements are needed. It’s not right for more dramatic changes in the nose shape.
After surgery, you’ll be wearing a lightweight splint to maintain the shape of the nose and protect it somewhat. This splint is removed after a week following surgery. Stuffiness is expected after surgery, especially when changes have been made to the septum. You will have bruising and swelling, but a cold compress helps a good deal. Recovery usually takes one to two weeks, but there can be periods of swelling for months, often later in the day or early evening.
If you don’t like the nose that you see every morning in the mirror, let’s talk about changing it. Call Dr. Jones at 405.418.5400 and set up a consultation for rhinoplasty.