How to choose the best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Lake Tahoe

Rhinoplasty is surgery which reshapes your nose and possibly your nasal passages.  You can make your nose larger, but most clients choose for a reduction and reshaping instead.  The human nose is an intricate web of cartilage, bone, soft tissue and skin, and rhinoplasty surgeons specialize in this area of the body.  While non surgical rhinoplasty is possible, generally speaking you will get better results with a surgical procedure.

Rhinoplasty can be performed under general and local anesthesia, although local anesthesia only could be a bit disturbing.  After surgery, patients have a splint in their nose to help it heal properly and avoid scar tissue. Most rhinoplasty surgeons perform it as an outpatient procedure, but it is also possibly you will have to stay one night in the hospital as well.

The splint and bandaging around your nose will be removed within a week to ten days.

Possible Rhinoplasty complications:

  1.  Bleeding
  2. Injury or damage to the septum
  3. Skin Problems
  4. Infection
  5. Issues with the anesthesia
  6. Blood clots inside the nasal passages

500,000 people in the US inquire about fixing issues related to their nose every year.  Some are not happy with the nose they were born with, and some have breathing or respiratory issues they would like to correct.  Some people have trauma induced damage to their nose and septum, and need a professional to fix everything.  You can find the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the Reno/Tahoe area right here.

You must be a good patient and follow your rhinoplasty surgeon‘s post operative protocols.  Keeping your head elevated at night will help keep the swelling and inflammation down.  Most patients report only mild pain and discomfort for about a week after the operation.  You will schedule a follow up visit for one week after the surgery to remove the splints which were inserted in the operating room.  Enjoy your newfound nose!