Nose surgery or rhinoplasty, commonly called a “nose job”, is a common cosmetic surgery performed by our surgeons at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery. Rhinoplasty is a surgery performed for patients seeking to improve the appearance of their nose as it is a predominant feature of the face.
Are surgery fears normal?
Yes — and this fear is always elevated when surgery involves the face. However, more than 350,000 people in the U.S. undergo rhinoplasty each year, making the nose job one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. One way to help calm your fears is to make sure you find a reputable and skilled surgeon that has extensive experience with nose surgery.
Will my nose be broken?
About half of rhinoplasty patients will benefit from a manual nasal fracture during surgery. This planned break allows access to perform certain functions during surgery, such as narrowing the width of the nose or correcting an asymmetrical nose. This is a common practice and heals within just a few weeks following surgery.
What is a nasal pack?
Nasal packing is the insertion of gauze and/or cotton packs into the nasal chamber after surgery. These are used to control bleeding, but are not necessary 100% of the time. They are generally used if the surgery includes the septum.