Change Your Profile with Nose Surgery at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery
Every nose is unique. Some are just more “unique” than others. While there are people who like having a visually distinct nose, many long for a chance to get rid of a hump, to make wide nostrils narrow, or to simply change the overall size so it’s not so big. Like noses, every rhinoplasty at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery is unique, too. Plastic surgeon Lawrence Iteld, MD, carefully works with each patient to provide customized results that go beyond a “nose job.” Rhinoplasty is as much an art as it is a medical procedure, demanding a surgeon with an eye for aesthetics and proportion in addition to a steady hand and practical experience.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
There is no single nose surgery technique, since each rhinoplasty is different. The procedure may involve removing cartilage, bone, or other tissue to even out bumps, rebuilding structures that have collapsed, adding volume to address unwanted dips, adjusting the size and angle of the tip, and more.
Rhinoplasty can be either “open” or “closed.” Open nose surgery involves the plastic surgeon making an incision on the columella (the fancy medical term for the little bit of flesh between your two nostrils) and uncovering the internal structures of the nose. A closed rhinoplasty limits the procedure to internal incisions. Dr. Iteld can use either technique, but he prefers the open approach because it allows for more control in his hands. Millimeters can make a difference when it comes to the visual impact of nose surgery, so the method that allows for the most finesse and detail work is most commonly chosen at Iteld Plastic Surgery.
What Can I Expect After Rhinoplasty?
There’s no easy way to say this: For a little while after nose surgery, you may look like you took a punch to the face. Expect swelling, bruising, and black eyes. There is an easy way to say this, however: Once these side effects resolve, which is typically a matter of a couple of weeks, your nose—new contours, angles, and all—should look like you were born with it.
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Is Narcotics-Free Rhinoplasty Possible?
Assumptions have no place in plastic surgery, which is why Dr. Iteld works to fully understand each patient’s aesthetic goals and answer all questions before starting any procedure. This belief carries over to recovery, as well: Why assume a patient will be in pain and require opioids after nose surgery? By using sophisticated techniques he developed, Dr. Iteld performs each rhinoplasty with a focus on preventing post-procedure pain in the first place. Discomfort during recovery can typically be managed with nothing stronger than Tylenol.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty in Chicago?
Do you want your nose to be a different size or shape? To better fit the proportions of the rest of your features? To simply be part of your face instead of standing in the spotlight? Are you in good health? Then yes, you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. The best way to determine suitability is to schedule a consultation to have your questions answered and see what nose surgery could do for your specific profile.
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What Complements Rhinoplasty?
With the focus off the nose, you may want to address cosmetic issues elsewhere on the face. BOTOX® and dermal fillers are great options for temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles that appear above, to the sides, and below the nose.
Chin augmentation can help improve facial balance and works as a fine counterpoint to a new nose shape, especially for patients with small chins. Remember, the goal is natural-looking proportion, so no one area should “stick out” as having been worked on. Dr. Iteld can explain more during a one-on-one meeting at Iteld Plastic Surgery.
* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.