The nose reshaping procedure (rhinoplasy) is performed to change the shape of the nose. The nose can be modified in a number of ways to suit the patients’ goals. The main goal are to regain symmetry, shape, and proportion.
This is an outpatient procedure and usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. Each patient will have an individualized procedure tailored to their specific concerns. The patient will have an external splint or cast which will protect the nose for 1 week and the nose may be packed for 24 to 48 hours. The swelling and bruising improves to acceptable levels within 2 to 3 weeks. The final result is more apparent after 1 to 2 years.
For rhinoplasty in Honolulu, Hawaii contact board certified plastic surgeon Carl de los Reyes.