Rhinoplasty is surgery of the nose to either correct the size or shape, or to repair issues caused by injury or trauma. As one of the most prominent features of the face, the nose can be central to a person’s self image. Nose surgery with Dr. Kirwan can give you the nose you’re happy to see every day in the mirror.
Dr. Kirwan’s approach is unique to every nose. His goal is to create a natural look without any irregularities. The goal is to create a nose that fits the patient’s face, whether proportionally or in symmetry. No one should know you had surgery.
Dr. Kirwan primarily uses the closed technique for rhinoplasty. In this technique, all incisions are made on the inside of the nose, so exterior scarring is non-existent. If there are any external incisions, they are used to narrow the nostrils. In that case, the incision is made in the crease where the nostril meets the face and is usually invisible.
Nose surgery usually involves lowering a bump on the bridge of the nose, narrowing the nasal bones to give a more sculpted look, or lifting and reducing the tip or narrowing the nostrils.
Surgery and recovery
The surgery usually takes one to two hours, depending on the extent of the changes being made. After surgery, bandages will be required for two days. Stitches will be removed in four days, with most people able to return to work in four or five days. Obviously, contact sports need to be stopped for at least six weeks.
Unhappy with the look of your nose? Call Dr. Kirwan today and let’s talk about rhinoplasty.