Rhinoplasty

Elevation

Plastic Surgery & Med Spa located in Park City, UT

For many men and women in Park City, Utah, a rhinoplasty creates results they’ve anticipated for many years, including a boost in self-esteem. Devan Griner, MD, of Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa specializes in facial reconstruction, and rhinoplasty is among his specific areas of expertise. If you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your nose, schedule a consultation to sit down with Dr. Griner and discuss what rhinoplasty can do for you. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you can always call the office to book your visit.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

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What is a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure to alter the contours of your nose. It’s among the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the nation, and for a good reason. A rhinoplasty can drastically improve the shape and size of your nose, creating a more even balance with your facial features.

With rhinoplasty, Dr. Griner can change your nose in a number of ways, including:

  • Size
  • Angle
  • The shape of the tip
  • Nostril size and shape
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Straighter bridge

While rhinoplasty is a commonly sought-after cosmetic procedure, the operation can also address serious medical issues like a deviated septum or obstructive issues that impact breathing function.

 

How should I prepare for a rhinoplasty?

During your consultation, Dr. Griner gives you personalized instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. Some general preparatory steps include:

  • Avoid over-the-counter pain medications and herbal supplements
  • Discuss any prescription medications with Dr. Griner
  • Schedule your ride home from the procedure
  • Ask friends or family to assist you for a day or two after surgery

If you’re a smoker, quitting can really improve your body’s ability to heal after your rhinoplasty. It’s also a great way to boost your overall health.

 

What happens during a rhinoplasty?

The first step includes general anesthesia to keep you at rest during the procedure. Once you’re numb, Dr. Griner makes a small incision inside your nostril to gain access to the underlying tissues. He carefully separates your skin from the cartilage and bone before beginning the reshaping process.

Depending on your treatment goals, Dr. Griner might remove a small portion of bone tissue, or use special medical materials or bone grafting to build up your bone structure. Once he’s achieved the desired result, he closes the incision and your recovery process begins.

 

What is recovery like after a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, but the recovery time is not as extensive as with many other treatments. For a few weeks after your rhinoplasty, you’ll need to avoid the following:

  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Wearing eyeglasses that rest on your nose
  • Pulling clothing over your head and face
  • Vigorous chewing
  • Blowing your nose
  • Dramatic facial expressions

Most men and women are able to return to their job and other routine activities in about a week. By that time, any swelling or bruising should be reduced, and any areas of tenderness will be manageable without pain medication.

As with any surgical process, taking it easy for a few days, eating a nutritious diet, and getting plenty of rest will support your body’s natural healing process.

When you’re ready to get started, Dr. Griner and the team at Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa are here to help. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.