What Is the Goal of the Rhinoplasty?

At The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery, patients in and around the Seattle, WA area who are interested in finding out about facial procedures such as rhinoplasty can work with Dr. Wayne Larrabee and his team to determine if they are candidates. The rhinoplasty procedure is a surgical procedure used to alter the shape and appearance of the nose and is a common facial surgery provided by our team. If you want to find out more about rhinoplasty surgery and what it can achieve, continue reading to learn more!

What is the purpose of a rhinoplasty procedure?

Rhinoplasty can be used to address the appearance and shape of the nose and can also be used to improve breathing function when conditions such as a deviated septum cause problems for patients and their ability to breathe properly. Common reasons for getting a nose job include wanting a more aesthetically pleasing nose shape, correcting an injury or birth defect, or improving breathing concerns. The overall goal of the procedure is to achieve facial harmony and balance for a more attractive appearance.

When can I see the results of the rhinoplasty procedure?

It’s important to note that results are not immediate – it takes time for swelling and bruising to subside before the final outcome can be seen. Results can also vary from person to person, as everyone’s anatomy is unique. It’s important to have realistic expectations and discuss them with your surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure. Generally, it can take up to a year for the full effects of a nose job to reveal themselves.

However, some patients may notice an initial improvement as the swelling decreases in the weeks and months following surgery. Ultimately, be patient and give your body time to heal properly for optimal results.

How do I learn more about rhinoplasty surgery?

If you are ready to speak to a provider in the Seattle, WA area about the benefits of the rhinoplasty surgery and determine if you are the right candidate, call Dr. Wayne Larrabee and his team at 206-386-3550 to request an appointment at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery.

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