If you feel that the nose you were born with is unattractive, you are not alone. Even slight cosmetic changes to your nose's structure can dramatically affect how your face is perceived.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed worldwide. A nose job not only alters the physical characteristics of your nose, but the procedure can also restore breathing function. Dr. Montilla has extensive experience producing elegant outcomes with nose reshaping surgery, enhancing your overall appearance and confidence in your appearance.
What is Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is sometimes referred to as a "nose job” and is a cosmetic surgery that can enhance your facial features by refining the nose bridge, tip, or nostril shape and width. Dr. Montilla's rhinoplasty in Worcester features his exquisite surgical techniques to reshape the nose and create a more attractive facial balance.
The procedure can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Rhinoplasty corrects a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.
What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Because the nose is the central point of your face, it is often the feature that others notice first. A nose job can correct many cosmetic imperfections, including:
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Alter the size of nostrils that are too wide or narrow
- Correct breathing problems
- Enhance your self-esteem
- Nose size to facial balance ratio
- Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- Nose profile with visible humps on the bridge
- Nasal tip that is enlarged, drooping, upturned, or hooked
- Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry
Another rhinoplasty benefit is that patients can combine it with other facial surgeries. This approach can save you from the additional costs of surgery, including anesthesia and facility costs, with one combined recovery period. Many patients who come to Montilla Plastic Surgery in Worcester for rhinoplasty choose to enhance other facial areas with one of the following:
Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?
If you want to change the overall function or appearance of your nose and are in general good health, you are likely a good candidate for rhinoplasty. However, you must have reached full maturity before undergoing rhinoplasty. The minimum age for rhinoplasty is fifteen for girls and sixteen for boys. It is also essential that patients:
- Are emotionally mature
- Understand the procedure and recovery
- Can be active participants in ensuring their recovery goes as it should
Rhinoplasty recovery and results
Someone must drive you home from your procedure and stay with you for a few days following your rhinoplasty. You will experience mild to moderate swelling, bruising, and tenderness but will have prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable in the early stages of recovery. Plan to take at least one week off of school or work so you can rest and allow your body to heal.
For three weeks after surgery, you should avoid strenuous exercise and any activity that could lead to an impact on your newly-reshaped nose. You must also sleep on your back, with your head elevated during recovery.
As the swelling from your surgical procedure subsides over the next three weeks, you will see the new shape of your nose appear. Healing happens gradually, so you will notice subtle and gradual changes over the next nine to twelve months until your results are fully visible.
If you desire a more symmetrical nose, remember that everyone's face is asymmetric. This is why rhinoplasty results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
Before and After
What does Rhinoplasty cost?
Many health insurance providers cover some or all of the costs of functional rhinoplasty in Worcester. Our office staff is adept at working with most health insurance companies and will be happy to assist you in filing the appropriate paperwork. Generally speaking, for strictly cosmetic nasal surgery, insurance will not provide coverage.
The price of rhinoplasty depends on the techniques required. During your initial consultation, Dr. Montilla will discuss your surgical plan and other factors determining the cost.
Why choose Dr. Montilla for rhinoplasty in Worcester?
Each rhinoplasty that Dr. Montilla performs is tailored to the individual. Your surgery will take place in the privacy of our exclusive Worcester clinic under either local or general anesthesia. Dr. Richard Montilla is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for producing natural-looking results. He will consider your aesthetic vision for nose reshaping surgery and advise you regarding how he could alter your nose to create a more attractive facial balance. Dr. Montilla possesses a refined surgical technique and an eye for facial beauty, making him uniquely qualified to perform your nose job. This is why he is the best choice for a nose job in Worcester.