What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty or commonly referred to as a nose job, reshapes the nose by decreasing or increasing size, changing the tip or bridge, narrowing the nostril span, removing a bump, or changing the angle between the upper lip and nose.
Am I a Rhinoplasty Candidate?
Individuals who are seeking improvement, not perfection, are good candidates for this procedure. Teenagers should wait for surgery until they have completed their growth cycle. For a private consultation, please call Dr. Bradley at 618-355-0993.
Rhinoplasty often alleviates breathing problems and corrects birth defects. Nose surgery can also make your nose more proportionate to other features on your face, enhancing your self-esteem.
Surgery may last 1 to 3 hours.
How do I prepare for surgery?
Dr. Bradley will give you guidelines on eating and drinking and on avoiding medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, and smoking. Following the guidelines is very important for a smooth surgery. Make sure someone will be able to drive you home from the procedure and can help you around the house for a few days.
What does surgery involve?
The skin of the nose is detached and the cartilage and bone are removed or added to achieve the desired shape. The skin is then draped over your new nose.
Will I spend the night in your facility or be released after surgery?
This is usually an outpatient procedure.
When can I return to my normal lifestyle?
You should be back to work within 1 to 2 weeks, but avoid strenuous activities for at least 2 to 3 weeks. You usually see an immediate difference, but it will take 1 year before your final look is apparent.
Will I need a follow-up visit?
With every procedure, Dr. Bradley strives to provide personal follow-up visits to monitor your progress and answer any post-operative questions.