Rhinoplasty in Charleston, SC
If you are unsatisfied with the shape of your nose due to trauma or what you were born with, rhinoplasty provides the opportunity to craft new contours, giving your face and nose the shapeliness you’ve always desired. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse offers rhinoplasty for men and women who live in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a “nose job”) is a surgical procedure to improve the size and shape of your nose. If you desire a nose that looks better and complements your facial features, rhinoplasty may be for you. Rhinoplasty can help people who dislike the shape of their nose due to either natural development or injury.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can help reshape the nose to correct many commonly-felt problems with appearance, even correcting them simultaneously, including:
- Noses that are too large in comparison to other facial features
- Bridges that have humps, bumps, or depressions
- Bridges that are too wide or are crooked
- Tips that are large, bulbous, or hanging
- Nostrils that are large or upturned
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is generally sought by people who have long been uncomfortable with the shape or size of their noses. It is important, to begin with a good understanding of what the procedure can accomplish and realistic expectations for your rhinoplasty procedure.
What Do I Need To Do Before Rhinoplasty?
Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse will start your journey toward rhinoplasty. He will evaluate the nose structure and review your medical history to determine if rhinoplasty can address the issues you face and help you complete your aesthetic goals. You’ll be given instructions to guide you in preparing for rhinoplasty, which include smoking cessation, medication and supplement instructions, and when to cease eating or drinking before the scheduled procedure if IV sedation dictates.
What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is performed with IV sedation. Dr. Widenhouse performs open rhinoplasty procedures in nearly every case. This procedure begins with an incision in the columella, the tissue that separates your nostrils. Doing this allows Dr. Widenhouse to better view and manipulate the interior structure of the nose.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, nasal structures can be reduced, reshaped, or augmented. This may require the use of donor cartilage, which may be taken from the nose or elsewhere in the body.
How Long Does It Take To Perform Rhinoplasty?
Most rhinoplasty procedures require one to two hours to complete. Some circumstances will require a longer timeframe, including if additional procedures will be completed in the same session.
What To Expect After Rhinoplasty?
At Port City Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. After your rhinoplasty, you will need someone to drive you home, and it is recommended that you have someone stay with you the night of your procedure. You will have a brace, nose packing, or tubes in your nostrils to help your nose heal in the desired shape. You should be able to return to work in less than two weeks after your surgery.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Rhinoplasty?
If a closed rhinoplasty technique is used, all surgical scars are concealed within the nose. Open rhinoplasty does produce a scar outside the nose along the columella, but the incision is quite minute and typically heals excellently, producing such a minimal scar that most will not notice it.
When Will I See The Results?
Swelling of the nose will diminish gradually over several months. It may take up to a year before you see the final results of your rhinoplasty.
What Are Possible Complications Of Rhinoplasty?
Possible complications associated with rhinoplasty include:
- Nerve damage
How Long Will The Results Of Rhinoplasty Last?
Once your nose has healed from rhinoplasty, the results are long lasting.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Charleston?
The cost of rhinoplasty depends on many factors, such as the technique used and other procedures performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty. Port City Plastic Surgery accepts payment by cash, check, and major credit cards. We also have financing options available
Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today!