Dr. Westine Knows the Nose!

Dr. Westine Knows the Nose! from Delray Beach Plastic Surgery

By: Delray Beach Plastic Surgery  03/26/2014
Keywords: Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Surgeon, Face Lift

We often take our noses for granted. Whether it’s the smell of a hot, baked cinnamon roll or simply breathing properly, our noses perform many important functions. But they’re also the most defining features of our face. Maintaining a good appearance can increase confidence and self-esteem. Undergoing a rhinoplasty can not only makes your nose look better, it can also help improve the quality of your breathing and your overall respiratory health. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve both the appearance of your nose and to maximize its potential. Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging facial procedures to perform. Not every plastic surgeon is properly trained or has the skill to perform this procedure. Before you undergo surgery, it’s important to speak with your surgeon and view before and after pictures to get the best size and shape for your nose. Some patients will request a rhinoplasty along with other procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), chin implants, facelift, otoplasty (ear surgery) and lip surgery. Any of these procedures can be performed along with a rhinoplasty. Over the years, the techniques of rhinoplasty of have changed. Reduction rhinoplastys were once the most common form of the procedure. This involved stripping the nose of important cartilage that could impair the nose’s basic functions. Many have referred to this procedure as the “bad nose job”. Fortunately, this version of rhinoplasty is becoming less common. A responsible plastic surgeon should never compromise the nasal function for a better looking nose. Rhinoplasty is not for everyone. It’s important to discuss with your surgeon why you want the procedure. Always disclose any medical conditions or allergies you may have. Also, disclose any medications, drugs or supplements you’re taking. The more information your surgeon has, the fewer the chances of any complications. Depending on the complexity of the surgery, rhinoplasty requires local or general anesthesia with sedation. Discuss which kind of anesthesia is best for your surgery. For local anesthesia, the doctor will inject pain numbing medication into the patient’s nasal tissue. The patient is then be sedated with medication injected intravenously. Patients will be groggy, but not fully asleep. General anesthesia is administered by inhaling through an IV line. General anesthesia affects the entire body as opposed to local which affects only a specific area. Patients usually recover quickly and can leave later in the day. Expect to feel minor discomfort or bruising for about two weeks. It’s important to remember a person’s nose will change throughout their life. This means, it can take significant time to obtain your final result. If you’re looking to improve your nose either functionally or cosmetically, a rhinoplasty is an excellent option. Dr. John Westine of the Delray Beach Plastic Surgery is a board certified facial plastic surgeon. He specializes in plastic surgery on the face and neck and has performed more than 3,000 procedures. Whether you need a rhinoplasty or facial rejuvenation, Dr. Westine can provide excellent, safe care.

Keywords: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgeon, Face Lift, Nose Job, Nose Surgery, Plastic Surgeons

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