Do you sometimes feel that your nose doesn’t match your other features? If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, you may feel that it distracts from your most beautiful features or defines your entire appearance. Dr. James E. Murphy wants to help you get the nose that complements your features better to increase your self-esteem.
Dr. Murphy has long been using rhinoplasty to help patients feel better about their noses. During rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, Dr. Murphy will alter the bone, cartilage, and skin to address aesthetic and structural concerns. He takes a conservative approach to rhinoplasty, and he will make subtle changes to enhance your natural beauty.
Rhinoplasty can resolve both medical and cosmetic defects, addressing the shape, size, and proportions of your nose as well as your ability to breathe properly. The procedure can even be used to correct a deviated septum. If you are in good health and have any of the following concerns, you may be an excellent candidate for rhinoplasty:
Dr. Murphy performs all rhinoplasty procedures in a hospital. Before the surgery, you will receive general or local anesthesia. Your procedure will be precisely tailored to meet your particular aesthetic and reconstructive goals.
First, Dr. Murphy will create small incisions to access the nose's underlying structure. If you choose a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions will be located inside your nostrils. If Dr. Murphy recommends an open rhinoplasty, incisions will be placed on the columella, the soft tissue that divides your nostrils. In either case, Dr. Murphy will work carefully to leave negligible scarring.
Through these incisions, Dr. Murphy will alter the cartilage or bone that forms the structure of your nose. In some cases, he may remove tissue to achieve a more pleasing contour. In other cases, he may perform bone or soft tissue grafting to build up the shape of your nose. Regardless of the exact techniques he uses, he will work carefully to protect your breathing and achieve your treatment goals.
For the first several days after your procedure, you will likely experience some swelling and discomfort. You should sleep with your head elevated. Mild pain medication and ice packs can minimize your discomfort. You will attend follow-up appointments periodically at our office so we can check on your healing.
Swelling should start to dissipate within a few weeks, although you should still avoid strenuous exercise until you receive approval. As the swelling goes down, you will start to notice the results of your rhinoplasty. It can take several months, but when the final results do appear, you will enjoy a greatly enhanced appearance and improved self-esteem.
If you are interested in rhinoplasty at our Reno practice, contact Murphy Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa