How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Last?

Maybe you’ve always been bothered by the shape or position of your nose, or perhaps you’re interested in a corrective treatment after suffering a traumatic injury. Cosmetic nose surgery, or rhinoplasty Denver, can improve the look of the nose and help with breathing and snoring issues. It’s a popular treatment among patients of Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO, and the results it offers are long-lasting.

How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Denver Last?

Because this surgery involves the repositioning of bone and cartilage, the results are usually permanent. Some minor changes may take place in the nose as your body continues to age, but the improvement achieved with this surgery should last you a lifetime. The long-lasting results offered by this treatment are one of the many reasons why it is so popular. Rhinoplasty Denver is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in the country.

What Is Rhinoplasty Denver?

Cosmetic nose surgery can improve the nose in several different ways, including eliminating bumps, resizing the nostrils, and slimming down a nose that appears overly wide. This treatment can correct a crooked nose and open up the nasal passages, making it easier for our Denver-area patients to breathe and resolving sinus difficulties.

When performing this surgery, we’ll make incisions that give us access to the inner structure of your nose. Depending on what you’re hoping to accomplish, we may shave down some of your existing bone or use a grafting technique to add contour to the nose. This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using anesthesia. It can be performed in one of two ways: open or closed.

Closed Rhinoplasty

If cosmetic nose surgery is being performed to achieve a modest improvement, small incisions in the interior of the nostril will give us the access we need. This is a less invasive approach that does not result in any visible scarring.

Open Rhinoplasty

To accomplish a more significant reshaping, we’ll make an incision below the tip of the nose in the skin between the nostrils. Any scarring will be tucked beneath the tip of the nose and out of sight.

What Is Recovery From Cosmetic Nose Surgery Like?

After your treatment, we’ll place protective bandages on your nose to support it as it heals. Patients often take about a week off of work. You’ll want to take extra care with your nose as you recover, including sleeping with your head elevated and wearing button-up shirts to protect your nose from being jostled as you dress. We’ll provide you with aftercare instructions to follow.

What Type of Improvement Can I Expect?

During your initial consultation, we’ll look at how flexible the cartilage in your nose is and gauge the elasticity of your skin. We’ll take both of these factors, as well as your facial structure, into consideration as we design a treatment plan that will accomplish your cosmetic goals and give you results you can be proud of.

Once your results have fully developed, your nose will be visibly improved, but your face will still appear natural. You won’t have to worry about looking artificial or having someone else’s nose. You’ll simply appear as an improved version of your former self! Friends and family may not be able to pinpoint what’s different about your appearance, but they’ll notice how good you look.

Am I a Candidate?

You’re Healthy

Cosmetic nose surgery candidates should be non-smokers in good overall health.

You’re Facial Growth Has Concluded

For this treatment to be performed, the bone structure in the patient’s face should be fully formed. In female patients, the bone structure often matures around the age of 15. Male patients usually don’t have mature facial bones until around the age of 17.

You’re Unhappy With Some Aspects of Your Nose

Patients seek this treatment because they’re interested in improving some aspect of their nose. In many cases, patients feel the shape, size, or alignment of their nose is taking a toll on their appearance. In other cases, they’re struggling with obstructions in the nasal passages that restrict breathing.

You Have Realistic Goals

Patients who pursue Rhinoplasty Denver should understand the treatment and have realistic expectations about what it can accomplish.

What Benefits Does This Treatment Offer?

It Will Balance Your Face

The nose is one of our most defining features, and when it’s out of balance or disproportionate to the rest of the face, it can interfere with your appearance. Improving the shape and position of the nose can harmonize your facial features.

It Can Resolve Breathing and Snoring Issues

If you sometimes struggle to breathe deeply, particularly during exercise, this treatment can open up the nasal passages. In some patients, this treatment can also alleviate snoring.

It Can Ease Congestion

Do you struggle with persistent congestion and sinus trouble? By altering the structure of the nose, cosmetic nose surgery can improve nasal drainage and lower your likelihood of experiencing sinus infections.

It’s Customized for Each Patient

Cosmetic nose surgery can be performed in many different ways to accomplish many different outcomes. Some patients want to shrink the size of their noses, while others want to add height to them. Once we’ve evaluated your facial structure and talked with you about what type of improvement you want, we’ll design a custom treatment plan to achieve your goals.

It Will Boost Your Confidence

Many of our patients have been dissatisfied with their noses for years. Cosmetic nose surgery allows them to finally refine this important facial feature. Once you’ve undergone this treatment, you’ll feel great about your appearance, and you’ll experience renewed self-confidence.

Treatment Q&A

What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?

There is no perfect age at which to schedule this treatment, but the ideal patient is often between the age of 18 and 40. By this age, patients are generally physically and emotionally mature enough to be good candidates, but their skin is still youthful and elastic enough to easily conform to the new shape of the nose.

Do Men Ever Undergo Cosmetic Nose Surgery?

Yes. Men are concerned about the shape of their noses and the symmetry of their faces just like women are. The facial structure of men is inherently different than the female face, and we consider that when designing a treatment plan for male patients. A man’s nose is often wider, with a higher bridge than a woman’s nose. The tip of a male nose also tends to project more than the tip of a female nose.

What Other Facial Surgeries Does Your Practice Perform?

Our practice also performs brow lifts, which renew the upper face by lifting the brow line, and blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty tightens and lifts puffy, lined eyelids. We also offer facelifts and canthopexy, a treatment that corrects drooping eyelids caused by sun damage or paralysis.

What if My Nose Is Pierced?

Nose piercings are not a problem, but your piercing hole may not remain in place after your surgery. Depending on where on your nose the piercing site is and the extent of the correction we are performing, the tissue where your piercing is may be removed during surgery. We’ll ask you to remove any nose jewelry before treatment and keep it out for some time after surgery.

Is This Treatment Painful?

Cosmetic nose surgery is performed with anesthesia, which means you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.

Will Insurance Cover This Treatment?

When this surgery is performed to correct a cosmetic issue, health insurance generally does not cover it. If you are scheduling a nose treatment to improve your breathing, fix a deviated septum, or for some other medical purpose, your health insurance plan may cover it. It is best to check with your insurer about coverage before scheduling treatment. Our practice offers healthcare financing through CareCredit.

Could Rhinoplasty Be the Solution You’ve Been Searching For?

Who says you have to live with a nose you don’t like? If you’re a patient in or around Denver, CO, we can perform Rhinoplasty Denver to reshape your nose. And you may find that you breathe more easily, and experience fewer sinus infections, after this treatment. Maybe it’s time you explored cosmetic nose surgery and the difference it could make in your life. Call Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO, and get yourself booked for a consultation today!

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