The procedure is performed in our outpatient surgery center and the patient returns home the same day. The procedure involves incisions inside the nose and infrequently, an incision crossing the narrowed portion of the columella (the bridge of skin between your nostrils). The bones and cartilage are reshaped and cartilage grafts placed as deemed necessary. An external splint is placed and remains for 5-7 days. The majority of swelling and bruising recedes in the first weeks, followed by a slower resolution of swelling at the nasal tip that may persist for 6 months.*
For more information regarding rhinoplasty, including 3D animation of how the procedure is performed, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s website by clicking here.
Do you have questions about rhinoplasty? Feel free to contact our patient coordinator at 310-539-6500 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
* Disclaimer : Results may vary based patients’ specific situation.